Notes on ”CBT for Imposter Syndrome and Career Advancement”

Here are my notes from the ~ 45 min talk by Rahat Chowdhury. What is CBT? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a talk therapy where you challenge your thoughts. Example of an initial thought (imposter syndrome): They gave me the job and I don’t understand why. I couldn’t finish the code challenge and the interviewer had to guide me through the process. How will I manage to do this job on my own?
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Doubts About My Daily Blogging Experiment

Last month I decided to try to write a blog post each day. Today’s article is the embodiment of my frustration with this experiment. While I code every day, some days I don’t have anything interesting to share. No learnings, no insights that warrant a blog post. Today the daily writing habit feels pointless. I will try to keep it up for a few days more. My new job (first job in tech!
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TIL: How to Set Multiple GOPATHs

How to set multiple workspaces (GOPATH) A Go Workspace is how Go manages our source files, compiled binaries, and cached objects used for faster compilation later. It is typical, and also advised, to have only one Go Workspace, though it is possible to have multiple spaces. The GOPATH acts as the root folder of a workspace. 1 Why multiple workspaces? I’d like to install my global binaries into a central location.
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Notes on ”The Counterintuitive Secret to Shipping Better Articles Faster”

Notes on ”The Counterintuitive Secret to Shipping Better Articles Faster”
In this ~1 hour video developer advocate Sam Julien shares his tips for shipping faster: tl;dr You’ll need a system that enables you to consistently produce results on which you can get feedback on. Action + Speed + Feedback = Growth How to Create Consistently? The problem: The “Ultimate Guide” Trap: Trying to write a big, all-encompassing article leads to exhaustion and burn-out. You stop writing for months.
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Notes on “How to Write Online Workshop” by David Perell

In this ~1 hour video David Perell explains his method for writing. The Capture Habit You need a note-taking system for generating better ideas. What ideas should you save? PILE: personal inspiring easily lost (losable) effective (useful) Sources: ebooks, online articles – use a service like readwise. Capture your ideas while you read. Capture things while they are fresh. Writing Modern writing isn’t created. It’s assembled.
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Making a Chrome Extension: How to Open Link in New Tab

Last year I created a Chrome extension that opens a new Picture in Picture window. With the extension, I can see my browser (or a different window) in a small window in a different application. I want to open the extension in a new tab. Here’s how to do that. You’ll need a manifest.json file with the following content: { "manifest_version": 2, "name": "Picture in Picture", "description": "This extension will open a new tab for Picture in Picture mode", "version": "1.
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Notes on ”How to Build a Career in Tech”

Notes on ”How to Build a Career in Tech”
Kurt Kemple is a self-taught programmer who learned to code when incarcerated. In his talk with Jason Lengstorf he shares his experiences. Here are my notes from the ~1 hour video: Technical skills are a small part of your day to day job. Kurt learned how to prioritize, commmunicate with others and how to organize the work from his previous experience in construction work and as a line cook. Break a big task into small pieces.
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Twitter Tip: Tokimeki Unfollow

Twitter shines when you have an engaging Twitter homepage. The more interesting the accounts you follow, the more interesting your Twitter feed. My Twitter account is more than 10 years old, and I decided to prune it. Tokimeki Unfollow is a cute and free online tool. The web application allows you to comb through your accounts to see if they are still relevant to you. Tokimeki Unfollow uses the “Konmari” method, where you ask yourself if an account still “sparks joy”.
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TIL: How to Create Full Text RSS Feed for Hugo

Who wants to read an incomplete RSS feed that forces you to open the original website? Hugo is the static site generator that powers my blog. Hugo ships with a default RSS template which only shows a summary of your articles. If you want to read the full content, you’ll need to visit the website. That sucks. I want to create a full-text RSS feed for my blog. Template Lookup Order We’ll need to create a modified RSS template.
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How to Install Docker Compose v2 on Linux (2021)

In the video Docker Compose v2: What’s New in 2021: DevOps and Docker Live Show (Ep 126) Bret Fisher introduces compose v2. compose is an instrument for running multiple docker containers on your local machine. I use it often to spin up a database container and a separate application container. compose v2, a plugin for docker, is written from the ground up in Go and integrates better with existing tools.
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