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He is everything i would want to be and still be alive.
Live a life, leave a legacy
Opinion: Tuesdays and Wednesdays are much worse than Mondays.
You can prepare yourself for a Monday. But nothing prepares you for a Tuesday. Tuesdays are just gloom and despair4
1. Toxic workplace but great boss or
2. Toxic boss but great workplace or
3. Toxic parents but great workplace and boss
Confession I've had all 3 for a long time at different times. Just that 3rd is permanent.🤷♂️8
A non dev has no right to pass judgement whether a dev is good or not. Be it engg manager or a product manager or any other manager7
Everything that works on your machine, will most likely fail at scale.
Ensure that you have the right toolset. Learn more than just scripting.
Had this life not turned out the way it is. Had you not been a dev, what would you imagine you would have been?
I'll go first.. i would probably have been a librarian or a security guard. Someone with lot of time at hand to read.24
I took 5 hours to do something using Chat GPT that manually could've done in less than hour.
Am i cool or what? 😎
Fuck everyone who does the above14
What's the worst kind of creature?
A self assured delusional fuck
One who thinks he knows everything
One who follows his "instinct", not worrying about data
One who sells his way of thinking as the best one
One who likes to build before thinking through. And calls it experimentation
One who thinks a dev is a dev. Not worrying about years of experience.6
1. Kids school compound while waiting for the kid
2. Stopping the car on the sidewalk during rush hour for a hot fix
3. Parking lot of a marriage
I do this a lot.5
Being a parent I've come to the conclusion that my "career" isn't a priority, my kid is.
Thats also because I'm at a position wherein i know that even with a non 100% effort towards work i can still get substantial results
I've been thinking now that I've come to this conclusion, would i want to raise my child in a way that she herself comes to a similar conclusion eventually. As in follow a career path, grow, become a parent and realise your priorities aren't the ones you always thought they were.
Or should I raise her to be focused on life and not try to make a mark in the world.. by focusing on the little things and not the grand picture.
Parents only comments are suggested here8
As a lot of companies have been moving back to work from office. What's your right mix for work from home / office?26
Why are product managers always so irritating. I mean i understand they can't code, but then why do they have to be so nosy about status updates.
Its not like if i show progress to you it'll get done quicker. In fact more likely than not it will get delayed. Because you'll start realising things you haven't really thought about.
I somehow feel they are there to only make the entire environment just much more frustrating.6
Avoid face to face meetings, have con calls
Avoid con calls, have email chains
Avoid email chains, do one on one mails
Avoid mails, text
Why is fuck as a fucking word used so fucking often??? In like every other fucking rant on my fucking feed...6
So this web company i joined had a page load time in minutes. The free text search (inverted index search, based on elasticsearch) queries would return results in 10-45 seconds (should be milliseconds always). The indexes had no schema. And they would crawl data and feed into mssql db, which had a 2 gb/db limit on the free version. So everytime the db hit the limit, a new db was created and the name was incremented by one.
Had a very tough time cleaning up that mess. Plus the architect who had made this architecture was on his way out and unhelpful to the core.
What was worse was that most of the changes i did were very simple changes that should have been done long back. Basic sanity changes.4
For me side projects have been things I'll make to do something that others will use. Some people call it innovation, some call it side business. But that's how i look at side projects. So the points below are more to do with entrepreneurial experiences.
1. If there are more people involved, ensure that there is work for everybody (also level of commitment is tested by how much they put in). Also have as varied set of skills as possible. So that areas are well defined in terms of scope of work and areas of expertise.
2. Put in some money. Money is super glue. It will ensure that you're committed to the thing. Things change when decent amount of money is involved. You're invested, as may be others.
3. Learn something as an intention. This has nothing to do with the learnings you'll get on the way. This one seems obvious, but nevertheless needs to be said.
4. Set timelines and deadlines. Ask someone else to check on whether you're keeping on to your deadlines or not.
5. Don't go live without proper testing.
6. Make something you feel strongly about. The path will be exciting and clear.
7. Talk to people to get their feedback on everything. You may not like what's told to you. Listen dispassionately. Absorb everything. Feel miserable. But listen and think about it after sleeping over it.
8. Continuation of above point. Talk to varied set of people in terms of backgrounds. You would be surprised as to how differently people think.
9. Ask for help when stuck. Kill your ego and be vulnerable.
10. Check out what's already available. What value are you adding. And make it!
AI enthusiasts are people who dunno programming. They have SK - superficial knowledge and a keen sense to get the buzzwords.
Also Blockchain enthusiasts are mostly bloke heads.1
Create something that will take humanity forward. Not just a utility software but make things that'll help solve the biggest problems humans as a society face - poverty, hunger, loneliness, pollution etc. All these problems are on my radar.
The idea is to use science to solve social problems. And not just stop at that. Make things that will help humans evolve into the next evolutionary phase.2
Working on a project in which the work is planned around what I'm already good at, isn't much use.
Yes, the person who is paying for the project, would want only someone with experience (good experience) to work on the project.
But really I'd like to work on stuff which will be challenging (in terms of learning new stuff). So yes, I'd like to get paid for learning!
Why the fuck people are so happy during festive season? Don't they have like work to do? Or a book to read?7