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Had to hand in my MacBook Pro to tech support for repairs last night. Good thing it's on a warranty. Feels kind of weird to be using Windows primarily though.

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Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out.

Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.

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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.

6 reasons why JavaScript's async/await blows promises away - Just doing some research for a technical interview coming up this week and came across this article.

@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.

Trying to get a solid grasp of promises, generators, async/await, and observables... on a Saturday night. I really know how to party.

@trav_stone I am a woman web developer you could follow if you are so inclined :)

"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. "

@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.

Reading JavaScript Patterns by Stefanov along with Mastering JavaScript Object-Oriented Programming by Chiarelli. Also Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja 2nd Ed. object oriented chapters. Really enjoying Mosh Hamedani's OOP in JavaScript video course.

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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.

Boosts very appreciated.

I also subscribed to Front End Masters which is expensive, but at least I know the quality is there. Udemy can be cheap but sometimes you get what you pay for.

As to my continuing quest to learn React, I really like Mosh Hamedani's videos and teaching style.

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"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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