How many times have you thought, oh I will find a way to get out of the way of this problem? Just this time I promise! And then you gently stepped aside. Later you were looking with eyes open wide they asked if you knew about. Or even worse, when someone presented how she solved that issue you thought you could have done it too. You even felt some envy, right?
We all have our vices. One of mine is that I tend to jump in code reviews quickly, without considering how much time will be taken if I find something I don’t like.
Recently I opened PR that seriously increased my WTF/minute level. Something struck me so hard that I felt I had to block the merge right away and take a cup of water before saying something thoughtlessly.
A new macro. In 2020.
“A nation that forgets its history has no future” as Churchill said. Or going more broad, as John Kennedy wrote, “without history, we have no future.”
Sapiens is not just about the recent times, but all our past starting really from the years when homo sapiens were foraging in a distant corner of East Africa.
I’m still not looking for a new job, and - given the circumstances - luckily I don’t even have to. Still, after having met some people and having received a couple of interesting propositions I realized that I didn’t even have a CV. The latest version I had was 7 years old, something that I used for getting my actual job. Since then I’ve been eagerly updating my Linkedin profile to document what I’ve done, but even though I enjoy reading articles about how to craft high-quality resumés I never actually refreshed my CV.
C++ is an Object-Oriented language, right?
Well, it’d be better to say among others. It can be used as such, but in reality, it’s a multiparadigm language, suitable to use as a procedural, object-oriented, generic, and functional programming language.
This is a statement frequently repeated by people who either just more familiar with the <algorithms> header in C++ and/or are advocates of functional programming in C++. And of course, let’s not forget about the people who just repeat what others say without understanding the reasons behind.
Books on habits can be extremely popular as we all, of course, want to create ones that can help us in our life. They help is both in our careers and in our everyday lives. Though maybe it’s easier to see that in our professional path. That’s why The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People can be so influencing. Corporations organize training around that book and hand out copies to their employees.
The Power of Habit is not about successful habits, it’s simply about habits.
It’s an awfully mainstream question nowadays that who should a company keep or whom it should let go. The question stands firm from the other side as well. What is a fair selection? Why me? Or if you are luckier, why him and not the other one? What shall I do - differently - in the future to stay on the top of the pack? What attitude will keep me safe in times of adversity and recession?