However, that cliche stands true - marketing and sales are hard. ‘Cold emails’ feel extremely spammy to me, as I know when I’m on the receiving end they get deleted almost straight away. I’m working on content marketing (blog posts etc.), but that is a slow burn that doesn’t provide any returns for a while, or at least that is how looks to me from the outside.
At the same time, it’s a great experience and I’m loving that fact I get to talk to strangers about tech and security almost daily, it is certainly a great new way to look at things.
Fifteen years ago you might have got away with a well targeted message but that well has been poisoned now. If you send me unsolicited mail I'm going to assume you aren't the sort of people I want to work with.
It is however in my profile, if anyone feels so inclined..
So all in all I think you're gonna have a uphill climb in breaking into this market. It isn't saving me any time or making me more money.
I'm also reading a lot of eBooks (mostly nonfiction books: Deep Work, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Models: Attracting Women through Honesty.) I also want to read Wilson's new translation of The Odyssey.
Finally, I just realized I had feelings for a friend of mine when she started dating someone else. I decided that it'd be healthier for both of us if I wished her the best and moved on. We're on good terms, so that's good. So I'm learning a lot about myself and relationships there.
Good on you for being honest with how you felt, it's something I still struggle with.
Yeah, it’s a goal of mine to be both confident and vulnerable, and being honest with myself and other people is how I do that.
I just finished learning all of the Hiragana pronunciations. Trying to figure out if I want to commit to learning the language or not.
The way sentences are structured is fascinating though, so I would recommend it for that. But learning it to speak it would probably be a huge time-sink.
1. I'm taking 3 different Neural Networks related courses on Coursera right now (why 3? Well, I accidentally signed up for one I didn't mean to, but since I already have a Coursera subscription, and since you can keep switching sessions, I just decided to keep it). The three are: Geoffrey Hinton's original NN class, the first class in Andrew Ng's new Deep Learning specialization, and Introduction to Deep Learning, the first course in the Advanced Machine Learning specialization from the Higher School of Economics.
2. I'm taking the first class in the GIS specialization on Coursera.
3. I'm taking the 4th class (Bayesian Statistics) in the "Statistics with R" specialization from Duke on Coursera.
Outside of that, I'm trying to find some time to spend reading Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach.
It's been a journey. Once I had to upgrade RN to use RNFirebase on Android side, all the dependencies started falling like dominoes. Right now - dealing with RN not building production, and RN+Android not creating JS bundle correctly.
On the bright side, it's bound to stabilize, and I'm learning a lot about how RN works internally.
Exactly! I'm having a lot of troubles the last month (been working professionally for 2 years). I don't mind because I hope it will fixed soon and React 16 was an important move.
Long time depression is something which changes you forever. Once you find joy you'll love it.
Instrumental to me in this has been strangely enough, getting sacked from jobs and realizing that work isn't all that important. Yes, it is, but there's a whole lot more to life.
However, I've enjoyed the experience so far and look forward to building other apps with React Native.
I know many friends/family members who use Facebook despite my repeated attempts to explain Facebook's business model.
If your competitor respects user privacy, I'll certainly look into it.
Also how does it compare to Erlang? The website mentions state of the art scheduling I'd like to see that claim against Erlang's BEAM vm.
I am working my way up to having an Elixir application spread across many containers where the processes can pass messages to processes in other containers.
Down in Elixir land you mainly see it in the form of GenServer (generic servers that are essentially actors) and Supervisors for supervising those GenServer workers and other tasks/processes/
- Unity development
- General game development (with... a dozen or so VS subprojects converging vaguely towards an MVP at some point)
- Webassembly, maybe. I have the portable SDK and finished a Hello World but that's already a lot of BS on my plate.
And in more abstract, non-tech terms, how to deal with being 40 and officially "old."
I was never good at "building" and maybe this can improve my creativity a little more.
I'm thinking I should try to pare this down a bit, but I feel awful when I have free time that I could be using to learn something.
- Samza, Kafka and interesing approach to data modelling
- Terraform spin up Kubernetes clusters with a few MAC addresses
2. Survival Analysis- class
3. GLM- class
4. Tree base classification algorithm (currently reading QUEST) - Thesis
5. Scientific C++ - Thesis
6. Folklorico Dance
7. Salsa (Not doing well... =/)
If you have the basic step down you may want to try rueda which will take some of the pressure of leading away. You still have to lead the move but you don't have to choreograph at the same time as that's done by the caller.
(It's really, really hard)