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Spiral of Self Fulfilling Prophecy

I recently called this restaurant to place an order ahead of time so I can arrive and pick the order up timely. However, every time I call they'd pick it up, ask me to hold, then only 5 - 7 minutes later someone would talk to me.

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This is the least surprising thing I've read all year tbh. If you've looked into its contribution chart on GitHub anytime over the past 2 years, you probably saw this coming. If anything, it's surprising that it took so long.

https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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Setting personal goals

Imo, setting personal goals requires a balance between holding yourself accountable and not self-blame for missing an overly ambitious target.

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Problem with Programming Roadmaps

I think a lot of these unrealistic programming roadmaps are just written by the same engineers who'd underestimate the amount time needed to complete their tickets lol.

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Some of these "roadmaps" people post on twitter kill me. 5 Days to Learn Javascript like it is nothing and then saying move on to React.

It took me a MONTH just to understand the difference between arrays, objects and how to use them!

5 days?! AS A BEGINNER?!
Ain't no way!

- @DThompsonDev
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Apple Park Glass Doors

I was casually scrolling YouTube and was about to click on a video touring Apple's headquarter. And then I remembered, I've literally been in there multiple times.

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After years of juggling between 2 accents for 2 languages. All I'll say is that its weird. Unfortunately, I'm not bold enough to "not care" about it so I will probably continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The Chinese accents on Everything Everywhere All At Once are what I identify with most. Michelle Yeoh’s Malaysian Cantonese inflections in her Mandarin, Ky’s Vietnamese Chinese accents in his Mandarin and Cantonese, makes me connect with it more than something like The Farewell

- @skinnylatte
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So, some of y'all might have seen me replying to this thread in Mandarin a few days ago. This was an accusation of some pretty serious stuff. It's been a few days now and I think it's worth giving a run down on it.

TW: death, cancer, eviction, remarriage

人间悲剧😢

- @lidangzzz
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Bias

People who have met me irl knows I talk about bias a lot because subconsciously it's one of the hardest thing to combat. Unless you learn about it and actively tries to identify it. I think this is a great (and unfortunate) real life example.

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At Google, female research scientist women were blocked when they tried to hire other female research scientist women.
The reason given, on multiple occasions, was that we were trying to hire "our friends".
Shall we unpack this with respect to how sexist discrimination works?

- @mmitchell_ai
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About employment benefits

While benefits are related to company culture, they can also be conflicting. Just because you are allowed to do something doesn't mean you won't be penalized for it later.

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Taking advice from others

There's been a few scenario where someone comes to me either saying that the advice they've found online aren't applicable to them, or they tell me an advice they received that I know isn't applicable to them.

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Learning a new stack / programming language

Most people will tell you that the best way to learn is to build something with it. This is 💯 true but there's slightly more nuances to it.

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Honestly most of the great advice is already out there but I'll give my 2 cents. Relatively opinionated and take it with a chunk of salt because some of these are somewhat subjective. Might as well make this my #WeeklyThread so here it goes...

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Experienced Developers and Engineers, any words of advise or encouragement for the Junior Developers struggling to land their first tech job?

There are so many Junior Developers on Twitter working their butts off to get an opportunity, but sometimes with no success.

- @shashiwhocodes
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This is a fun thread especially as someone with a college degree (but from @ASU instead of "MIT" lol) https://twitter.com/ProfessorBoujee/status/1459185400510136323

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Manager is extremely important to you when it comes to your job. Most people when talking about manager only focuses on toxic manager to avoid but even when a manager isn't toxic, it could still impact your life negatively.

#WeeklyThread 🧵 https://twitter.com/DThompsonDev/status/1457120592965087233

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First of all, reported for misinformation. Alright, so this tweet bothered me enough (especially looking at other people eating this up at face value) that I guess I want to rant about it so here's a thread on why this doesn't mean anything.

The bigger the product the more lines of code used?

- @NehemiahKiv
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Getting credit for your work

When I first started working, I do a lot of things that I thought was valuable to the company but was almost never credited for it. This range from things like reporting an eventual SEVs to running afterwork workshop to teach git.
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Being a mentor

I do some adhoc mentorship here and there. (If you're in some of FB groups I'm in, you might see my profile available for mentorship on there.) I do the same internally as well. So why should you do it and how do you start?

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Keeping a weekly note at work

Earlier this year, I started a routine at work where at the end of the week, I'll make a post with a list of things I've done for the week.

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Alright, finally have time to elaborate. So, Leetcode isn't a bad thing or a bad platform entirely. (Tho I definitely wouldn't argue if you think otherwise.) But you won't pass interviews just by mindlessly solving leetcode problems.

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I really like the initiative on this. It's still too early to see how frequent / timely the updates will be pushed. (Afaik, covid case data is updated on Twitter before its pushed to the official API.)

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(1/3) As vaccination ramps up, I recognise the importance data sharing and public scrutiny.

Accordingly, CITF has launched and will maintain a public Github repository of key PICK data:

https://github.com/CITF-Malaysia/citf-public

- @Khairykj
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Kinda what I want to be but I'm also always very weary of telling people I achieve all I have through hard work alone. Privilege played a huge role.

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I must admit that I am also jealous of those Malaysian-born & found success elsewhere who are then "claimed" as Malaysian pride. This is a personal psychological issue that I am & I hope I can deal with. A longing to be "accepted" too...

- @LyanaKhairuddin
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