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