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123dev #42: Skills, stories, and software every dev should know

123dev #42: Skills, stories, and software every dev should know
By Justin Garrison • Issue #42 • View online
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A book is flipped through one way with text and the other way with pictures
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Motivation
It is easier to educate a do-er than to motivate the educated
My experience at companies in various jobs and in open source communities echos this quote. I have had the privilege to work with some very smart people. If given the chance when starting a new project I will always pick the people who are excited to learn new things over the people who already know what to do.
“In person”
I was physically present for part of Kubecon last week and I’ve come to realize I don’t like calling conferences “virtual” and I prefer “remote” or “distributed.” Virtual can imply that there are not real people you are interacting with in chat or in video calls. I know chat bots are popular but I don’t look forward to attending conferences with them.
I had also forgotten what it was like to be in a large room with other people. I was thankful for all of the measures the conference had, but that didn’t stop me from over-thinking ever moment I touched a door handle or my mask slipped below my nose.
Once I returned home and participated in the conference remotely the entire experience and my involvement changed drastically. I fell right back into the partial work, partial participation trap that I don’t think will ever go away with remote conferences.
Links
This is so easy to add basic style to a plane HTML site. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great starting place if you want some CSS you can tweak to your liking.
100 Bytes of CSS to look great everywhere ∊ swyx.io
I’ve been using VS Code as my primary editor for over a year now and didn’t know that code snippets can have variables or about LogPoints. Both seem very useful I am going to try to set up and remember to use.
7 VS Code Tricks Every Developer Needs To Know | by Percy Bolmér | Aug, 2021 | Towards Data Science
If you ever use watch then you’ll probably love viddy. It’s a “modern” replacement with some nice things like history playback, keyboard shortcuts, and text search. It also has a nice output for demos.
GitHub - sachaos/viddy: 👀 A modern watch command. Time machine and pager etc.
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