2018-10-29

writing fail

phrases

  • question: how big is x? answer: x is very common...
  • a fluent api
  • it is known, that...
  • it is natural/obvious/clear
  • it can often be visualised
  • really double down and zero in
  • the general rendering process of x is simple. {5 pages of explanation follow}
  • what are the alternatives? there are many alternatives... {continues to never get specific or helpful}
  • what is x-loader? x-loader is a loader. there are many cool features provided by x-loader
  • what is k? k makes your feel better
  • what makes x different? x is unique
  • what is the difference between properties and attributes? the difference between attributes and properties can be important in specific situations
  • deal a blow to {abstract concept}
  • get your hands dirty in {abstract concept}
  • everybody knows
  • it harnesses the full power
  • we will likely need to leverage modules
  • the low-down on x
  • xprojects goal is to provide a thin, airtight, amazing, flexible and beautiful tool
  • as we all learned in college
  • it becomes intuitively obvious
  • x killing y in an argument
  • x utterly destroys y in a discussion
  • client success manager
  • drive customer loyality
  • unlock business insights
  • for those of you who already know it, this should come as no surprise
  • designed to be used by novice users and experienced users alike
  • provides a flexible way to use many different features
  • country draws fire from other country
  • a beautiful design and an elegant interface
  • deep dive into something
  • an agency unlocks a new money grant
  • mastering x
  • understanding x
  • before diving into the code
  • simply returning
  • remove a whole lot of different tasks from the developers plate
  • when the love shines on you
  • i can feel the passion flowing through my veins
  • i will never understand what i never know
  • you tattooed your name across my heart
  • they should not be allowed to stomp on each others memory
  • my attempt to convince you suffered two crippling blows
  • create flexible search forms
  • a dynamic language
  • rich data structures
  • what you secretly want to know
  • what x does not want you to know
  • this will make you x
  • why we are all thinking about x
  • the truth about x
  • syntactic sugar
  • turbocharge x with y
  • a new home? three earth-like planets discovered
  • found a fresh local cache
  • screamingly fast
  • gives you super powers
  • why everybody loves x
  • will blow your mind
  • wait until you see x
  • a study of motion will involve
  • the file is sitting on the filesystem
  • a robust and flexible configuration
  • tackle the problems head on
  • json love for your command line
  • breathe life into
  • the velocity function is simply the derivative of the position function. so what we have really shown is that integrating the velocity simply recovers the original position function
  • earth shattering beauty
  • freedom under fire
  • there is more than one way to skin a cat
  • c pointers into the ether
  • like a modern code version of the mythical beast with 100 serpent heads, x runs http requests in parallel while cleanly encapsulating handling logic
  • geeky stats
  • bulletproof and flexible layouts
  • 50 amazing plugins that you should start using right now
  • a solid foundation for enterprise solutions that provides a flexible and extensible architecture for building multi-lingual, multi-tenant applications
  • before we dig into the api
  • this directory is an escape hatch for static assets

dictionary

  • try out: dip your toes into
  • lacking: anemic
  • to create: to whip up, to cobble together, to give birth to
  • to manage: to shepherd
  • to use: to leverage, to harness
  • to catch: to trap
  • an increase: a boom
  • new: fresh
  • ending something: killing something
  • valid: kosher
  • endorsement: blessing
  • programming source code: logic
  • based on: powered by
  • big: behemoth
  • to send: to fire
  • the trick: the secret sauce
  • creation: birth
  • information: juicy information
  • a lot: a ton
  • to avoid: to fend off the demons of
  • to compile: to cook
  • make it easier: make it a breeze

words

simply, amazing, beautiful, beautify, clearly, crisp, easily, elegant, empower, flexible, harness, intuitive, just, leverage, magic, mesmerising, ninja, obvious, powerful, readable, rock-solid, shockingly, straightforward, very

general

  • filler words like "simply" "just" "easily" "straightforward" that can even come off as patronising to a learner
  • vague, meaningless, untestable, hyperbole, suggestive: "amazing" "beautiful" "elegant" "powerful" "flexible"
  • inappropriate figurativeness, idioms, unnecessary metaphors
  • claims of measure without relation
  • filler, teasing and deferrence "how to do x? first i will fill 80% of this page with something irrelevant"
  • teaching the incorrect solution first "ignore that you wont understand anything that you are supposed to learn right now, it will be explained later"
  • unnecessary adjectives for short descriptions of software projects
  • noise and clickbait