>You've probably already done some professional networking, written some technical articles for your company or customers, gotten a ton of recommendations on LinkedIn, contributed to visible projects on GitHub, and survived some production deployments/Go-Lives.
None of that really. At least the ones I know don't do any of that.
Here's what they do. They negotiate hard. Every job move, every annual review, they negotiate tooth and nail. Over time they become expensive. The more expensive they are, the more critical stuff gets assigned to them. The more critical stuff they handle and successfully deliver, the more chips they have on the next negotiation.
> Everyone knows that they have the money to throw at the problem.
They may have money to throw at the problem, but Nepalese migrants building the infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup died at a rate of almost one per day. Look at the full report, it's astounding:
* Evidence of forced labour on a huge World Cup infrastructure project.
* Some Nepalese men have alleged that they have not been paid for months and have had their salaries retained to stop them running away.
* Some workers on other sites say employers routinely confiscate passports and refuse to issue ID cards, in effect reducing them to the status of illegal aliens.
* Some labourers say they have been denied access to free drinking water in the desert heat.
I took a train from Nice to Paris right after this happened and two English "fans" shared the compartment I was sitting in. It was one of the most frightening experiences I've ever had traveling. All they could talk about was recounting their "exploits" in the events described in your linked article. One even bragged that he "got a Tunisian so good he might not pull through."
The lack of humanity they displayed was an eye opener for me and helped me come to the realization that Soccer/Football has become the proxy for war in Europe. While that is, all things considered, an excellent development (I'll take hooliganism over world wars), it's also scary that people seem to have a deep-seeded, tribal need to fight and, when we do, we seem to lose all compassion for the opposition. Events like the World Cup seem to play on this need rather than trying to quash it.
As a developer I didn't spend a dime on dev tools in my 20 year career. The companies I worked for spent 10s of millions if not hundreds.
The general pattern is almost always a variant of a fremium model. Devs start using the free tier, someone in the hierarchy notices this and to cover companies legal risks, they buy a license. The more expensive the license, the more longer the buying process.
No, it isn't. I agree the nerd part should be ignored, but the sentence itself is her way of saying she's not attracted to the OP, which he should pay attention to. The OP should do what it is in his power to do and improve his social skills with women. If the OP is interested in hearing more of my opinion, he should email me (it's in my profile). I won't post it here because I'll get downvoted into oblivion.