Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.
Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.
Use different tools designed specifically for this.
@mishari There are a couple books on helping kids develop grit such as How Children Succeed by Paul Tough and Grit for Kids by Lee David Daniels. I haven't read them yet myself, but I am interested in the subject as well.
IRC is 30 years old - http://www.oulu.fi/university/node/54247 - I met my husband on IRC back in '98.
"The best coders in the world only know a small fraction of everything there is to know about coding.
The only skill you need is to know 1) how to identify what you don’t know / when you don’t know something; and 2) how to look things up, how to read documentation, how to try & try & try and keep trying while things fail, until they work. That’s literally the job of writing code. " https://threader.app/thread/1022532179887353856
@Neurotrace I avoided it due to title for awhile and having read the first part, I almost put it down. But I agree, it gets to be a good book.
As to non programming related stuff, too many to mention. I would like to buckle down and read one book at a time but it never happens. Most recent book I finished was The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck, which was counter intuitive but thought provoking. The start is pretty rough (v. crude) but it gets better.
Do you suffer from mental health crises? A few years ago a friend floated the idea of an app that might help people cope. I've finally started putting together a prototype and would like a few people on standby to try it out. If you have an android phone, are in the UK and would be interested, please send me a direct message.
"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-8 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same." #introductions
If you can recommend any of the above, do not hesitate to toot at me
@nick that's a very tempting offer for webstorm but I can't help telling myself visual studio code is still free
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