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The latest edition of the Agency Developer Newsletter
Stay up-to-date with our weekly round-up of trending web-dev content, including articles, how-tos, tool reviews and other tips & tricks.

We're coming up to the end of the year! So it's time to break down the 2019 MacBook and get some great tips to set you up for a successful new year!

Find out what you should be paying yourself, and get ready to impress your party guests on knowing the psychology behind poker machines, all about google sheets, and a new book recommendation! 

Let's get started! - Sarah
🗞 News around the Web
Skills are everything in the tech world. But which skills exactly? What are the tech skills most in demand today? Looking at the millions of US tech jobs posted on Indeed.com over the past five years offers some answers.
View Source 2019 talks are now available. 20 videos, about 20-30 minutes run time. Topics rage from CSS, performance, standards, and WebAssembly, to web-based AR, regionally-specific needs, monetization, privacy, and more.
💡 Tools, Tips, Resources
“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them”
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David Allen

Check out this foolproof system that helps you take your vague ideas, whims, inspirations, and late night musings, and turn them into actions.
Another great list of online tools to solve specific problems or augment your workflows with a quick solutions. Check them out. You'll probably find a couple worth bookmarking!
Theres much more to Google Sheets than meets the eye. Unlock these advanced options and watch your productivity soar. 🦅
SuperTinyIcons is eighty of the web's most popular logos, as SVG, and each image is under 1KB.
This looks really cool. It's CoScreen turns your secondary display into your joint team desktop. Share windows via drag & drop, collaborate remotely via mouse & keyboard, each user gets their own mouse pointer. It sounds really cool to me. Free during public beta. Available on MacOS.
25,000+ Free AI-generated Stock Photos
25k high-resolution stock photos with customizable AI-synthesized people. Yes, that's right. The people in these photos don't actually exist! Free to use. 

🧠 Blogs, Books & Podcasts
David Marquet was newly-elevated to commander and assigned the worst-performing nuclear submarine in the US Navy, but within one year he turned it around to be the best-performing. If this guy is giving advice, I'm all ears.
Quick, bullet-pointed tips for being an effective engineer. This is a great list to review every few months to ensure you're on track.
🚰 Around the Water Cooler
A couple of weeks ago I had a meeting with my boss where I told him I was burned out and was looking for a new opportunity. I'm mad at how often I have to say no. No, we can't do that. No, it doesn't support that. Isn't the point of technology to enable businesses? So why am I saying no so often?
Poker machines use a range of design features that leverage psychology to keep people playing. Here, we break them down so you can see exactly how they work, and how it affects people. ♣️
Krebs on Security shows how relatively straightforward it is for anyone to obtain their very own .gov domain.
👋 Wrapping Up
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