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My two cents about software development on the web


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Looking for yourself

But in watching Gerwig trounce around and walk too hard and use up all the space in a city, I realized that the problem wasn’t me, nor was it the way that I walk. The problem was my definition of femininity and how it wasn’t open enough to include me.

source: Confessions of an (Un)Graceful Girl

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Lucky to be a Programmer

Many programmers relate to this, but others are taken aback when they hear it. I think it’s because institutions are so good at squeezing the fun out of everything. It’s appalling for example how schools can take the most vibrant topics and mangle them into formulaic, mediocre slog. And so it is for programming. Many corporations turn an inherently rewarding experience into something people just barely stomach in exchange for a paycheck.

That’s too bad. Few things are better than spending time in a creative haze, consumed by ideas, watching your work come to life, going to bed eager to wake up quickly and go try things out. I am not suggesting that excessive hours are needed or even advisable; a sane schedule is a must except for occasional binges. The point is that programming is an intense creative pleasure, a perfect mixture of puzzles, writing, and craftsmanship.

source: Gustavo Duarte: Lucky to be a programmer

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About making decisions

A decision without tradeoffs…

isn’t a decision.

The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don’t exist.

source: A decision without tradeoffs…

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Find what you love, don’t settle

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

The whole speech text is here: Connecting the dots, until the endHumanitech.it