Adding Rails references with strong migrations gem

strong_migrations gem prevents large database tables from locking up when running database migrations. The drawback is that instead of running one easy Rails migration, you end up breaking up migrations into three parts.

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Essential items for a newborn

If I had to become a first time father again, here are the essentials I’d get for my newborn. I used all the items I list here.

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Hear the raw truth from these online parenting communities

While you can ask parents around you about their parenthood experiences, you’ll seldom hear the raw truth. You won’t hear things like — I don’t know if I’d do it again. Or how about — my life has never been the same and I’m depressed. Or how about — it caused my divorce. You’ll mostly hear It’s hard but oh my god, it’s worth it.

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Earbuds keep me sane when babies cry and scream

After watching my few week-old newborn for 7 hours, I was drained. I’m not going to sugarcoat it — I was going through hell as he was fussing, crying, and intermittently sleeping.

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Prioritize connections with people over companies

All the jobs I’ve held as a petroleum engineer came from direct referrals. After I was laid off from my first job, I filled out a boatload of online applications to work at oil and gas companies.