Links to good conversations and posts
Making a page out of my favourite twitter threads and links from them. Now I won't have to dig up my Twitter bookmarks everytime :D
On art and game development
As promised, a (mostly) beginner-friendly thread on how to code simple physical simulations like those I've been posting recently. pic.twitter.com/A0kbfZU7Yc— Nikita Lisitsa (@lisyarus) October 20, 2020
The cost of GDC and other conferences is partly why I'm aggregating my game-making knowledge online, in article format. Hard to beat the efficiency and accessibility of text and images on a web page! Still pretty sparse, but I plan on ramping up in 2021:https://t.co/bjKdBxtw9r— Derek Yu (@mossmouth) October 15, 2020
coding special effects: a thread! i wanna talk about some ideas when coding effects and particles for your games, and things that i personally find make them more aesthetically pleasing. i want to specifically focus on randomness, which i think is misused a lot. let’s go!— Chevy Ray (@ChevyRay) June 5, 2019
Hobbyists! Don't get stuck trying to implement a complex gameplay idea, it will burn you out! Flip it over & match ur skill set.— Ahmad Al Mutairi (@Plsk1n) September 5, 2016
Thanks to everyone who visited my talk "Pixelart Basics" @gdcon.— Thomas Feichtmeir (@cyangmou) October 14, 2018
It's awesome that so many of you are interested in #pixelart.
You can view the slides of the presentation here:https://t.co/MatudCDIpK
And get more content here:https://t.co/HSh5oL9PNE pic.twitter.com/tBHDhJuJnq
thread of basic art tips:— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) April 20, 2020
# 1 pic.twitter.com/35mcCs4I47
For those who found my #sketchnotes interesting & want to get started:— Rasagy Sharma (@rasagy) October 28, 2018
📹 by @douglaspneill https://t.co/8KGUWfU8MP
✍️ by @craightonberman https://t.co/LqDNpFRHld
📚 Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook by @rohdesign
🎙 @SketchnoteArmy Podcast
(Made any? Tweet to me!)
Not every game needs to sell 500k - Devolver https://t.co/xJAXyz1yLv Co-founder Nigel Lowrie discusses how the publisher chooses its games and the importance of Gris as an "arthouse" title pic.twitter.com/aXjqaf6FJ0— GamesIndustry (@GIBiz) September 12, 2018
On building things
How to build a portfolio of small bets (without hating your life):— Daniel Vassallo (@dvassallo) October 13, 2020
The right employer for you may not exist. You may have to build it for yourself and others like you.— Sahil (@shl) September 28, 2020
Product failure is expensive.— Shreyas Doshi (@shreyas) September 26, 2020
And look around, it’s common.
Why do products fail?
Is it becos we can't build the product?
Is it becos we launched it N weeks late?
So what is it?
The 7 Biases of Product teams, a very visual thread: pic.twitter.com/tXMmXd8zu7
What I've learned about SaaS growth talking to hundreds of founders, marketers, and operators over time.— Corey Haines 💡 (@coreyhainesco) September 3, 2020
I had a manager who had our design team update our personal portfolios every quarter. It startled a lot of people who wondered why she would have us do that. The more you let go, the more you enable retention.— David Hoang (@davidhoang) August 5, 2020
A few examples of what resonated throughout the process...
My contrarian opinions (among VCs) about the Dev Tools space: (1/many)— Lee Edwards (@terronk) July 24, 2020
In the spirit of strong opinions, weakly held... 👇
My university just announced that it’s dumping Blackboard, and there was much rejoicing. Why is Blackboard universally reviled? There’s a standard story of why "enterprise software" sucks. If you’ll bear with me, I think this is best appreciated by talking about… baby clothes!— Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker) October 11, 2019
Dean Baquet — top editor, New York Times, one of the most powerful people in journalism — recently gave a long interview about his views on newsroom objectivity. https://t.co/af9F6qp6Fw It's the most revealing he has been on the topic. This thread is about one key part of it. 1/— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) July 4, 2020
A simple A/B testing setup for developers, a thread:— Pat Walls (@thepatwalls) June 30, 2020
Here’s how to build a company (or really do anything challenging) while being happy:— Justin Kan (@justinkan) May 28, 2019
1/ Realize that if you achieve your goal, you actually won’t be any happier than you are right now. This is easy to say but hard to do. Set a reminder to meditate on this every day.
Just keep building icebergs. Those who never did and never could never will. pic.twitter.com/Nzwawp8Wmt— Rocky (@RockyPruitt) May 27, 2019
THREAD: The retail apocalypse in full swing: Gymboree closes 800 stores, Shopko 105, Payless 2300, Charlotte Russe 400.— Eileen Appelbaum (@EileenAppelbaum) April 19, 2019
What’s behind it? Some blame Amazon or changing taste, but the real culprit is private equity. We’ll explain how PE makes money as these businesses fail. 1/12
Today I want to talk about how much you should spend to acquire a customer.— Elizabeth Yin (@dunkhippo33) April 20, 2020
This is a topic I've thought deeply about for the last 15 yrs. It's such a complex topic, because there are so many unknowns and moving parts.
Let's dive in:
1/ If I were starting another company today I’d probably build something around social networks.— D’Arcy Coolican (@DCoolican) July 22, 2019
I think we’re at an inflection point with the legacy platforms, but still lots of open space for upstarts to figure out what’s next.
Rationale for why and thoughts on how 👇
Touchy topic.. how good is your Startup's ESOP policy. pic.twitter.com/re4g69McVn— pj (@BeingPractical) August 30, 2020
A lot of egghead creators run into this problem with topics for courses, particularly when the topic is already covered by a “human of note in the community”— Joel 🍄 (@jhooks) June 10, 2018
Your voice matters. Your context is important.
Do your thing! https://t.co/flMzVnuAjc
A couple weeks back I was curious what all I could do with Python inside Postgres, turns out in a few hours I could build a recommendation engine directly inside my database - https://t.co/9yW9nD7u7n— Craig Kerstiens (@craigkerstiens) September 10, 2020
If you're building tech, but are unsure about engineering your product for GDPR and privacy compliance, this #DataGovernance meet-up hosted by @hasgeek would be a useful primer https://t.co/SQG8FGRuf1— Subhashish Bhadra (@Subhashish30) September 8, 2020
Ancient sysadmin wisdom: don’t use ‘>’ as part of your shell prompt. You’re one copy/paste error away from truncating a file.— HydroxyCoreyQuinn (@QuinnyPig) August 6, 2020
There’s a reason root’s ‘#’ prompt gets interpreted as a comment.
how i teach the kalman filter to 1st-year undergraduate engineering students @Penn : a thread 1/9— ProfGhristMath (@robertghrist) February 24, 2019
While a lot of the discussion about package management over the past year has been focused on dependency resolution algorithms, it's easy to forget that what makes or breaks a language package manager is workflows.— Yehuda Katz #BlackLivesMatter (@wycats) February 7, 2019
🗣Some recommendations for budding machine learning engineers:— 👩💻 Paige Bailey @ 127.0.0.1 🏠 (@DynamicWebPaige) September 18, 2018
(1) Make sure your sample dataset is representative of your entire population - and remember that more data is usually - but not necessarily! - better.
Also consider using image preprocessing tools, like Augmentor. pic.twitter.com/5qRW25ANYr
🧠Need help selecting an algorithm for your machine learning task?— 👩💻 Paige Bailey @ 127.0.0.1 🏠 (@DynamicWebPaige) August 27, 2018
Most likely, you'll be:
👉Predicting values (regression)
👉Finding structure (clustering)
👉Predicting 2 or more categories (binary or multiclass classification)
👉Finding abnormal values (anomaly detection) pic.twitter.com/VA4XbHpaQb
Nobody understands floating point, chapter 754 - a cautionary tale.— Tom Forsyth (@tom_forsyth) August 3, 2018
Someone reminded me of this post from a few years ago, and I'd forgotten the ending! So it was a real roller-coaster ride for me as well:https://t.co/V8yH1gRyHg
I made a little zine for a pop up at Square today about RFIDs! pic.twitter.com/GeCU0Xo45M— *:･ﾟ✧ Samantha ✧･ﾟ:* (@samantha_gold) July 31, 2018
🔥 If you are trying to align oddly sized images, set a hard width + height and then use object-fit: cover; to remove any distortion— Wes Bos (@wesbos) March 23, 2018
Only confuse people with one new idea at a time - make examples that illustrate only one new point.— Joe Armstrong (@joeerl) August 31, 2017
On managing people, careers, jobs and interviewing
Ever put OKRs in place and found the didn’t have the impact you thought? Maybe they aren’t what you need at all to fix your communication issues - https://t.co/WWzIWmps9K— Craig Kerstiens (@craigkerstiens) April 1, 2019
In my experience (n = 3), reporting to an executive is very much like not having a manager at all. They simply don't have the time or bandwidth for coaching. It puts more of a burden on the employee to self-manage and figure their own shit out. It's easy to feel unsupported.— Spike Brehm (@spikebrehm) October 11, 2019
I’ve had some toxic jobs. Lesson learned:— Brian P. Hogan (@bphogan) July 24, 2018
When things go bad, good people leave, eventually followed by people who thought they could change things but got buried because too many good people left. Those left are bad people or hostages.
The good people are your canary.
Salary negotiation delusion I would like to tear down: “I can accept a low salary now- once they see my good work they’ll know I’m worth more and I’ll get lots then!”— Stephanie Hurlburt (@sehurlburt) July 13, 2018
- Money influences perceived value
- One you agree to a value, it is very hard to drastically change perception
An opinion I find myself repeating in a lot of 1:1s:— dan 🙌 (@dxna) March 7, 2019
The key to getting things done in a mid-sized (100-1200) company, especially one that's grown a lot recently, is your willingness to see things through to the end and internal refusal to be blocked.
Don't ever let your boss convince you that their stakeholder deadlines are worth you staying late for.— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) August 10, 2018
Last week I sat for an internal interview about my career progression to high level IC engineer, with a focus on how I've never felt I needed to become a manager to gain influence. I thought I would share some of my career advice for aspiring IC "lifers." Thread!— Matt Klein (@mattklein123) May 19, 2019
SQL INTERVIEW QUESTION CHEATSHEET.— Hemant ⚡ (@mayHemant) October 5, 2020
SQL is the most popular database and many popular websites use SQL. So, here is a collection of the most asked #SQL interview questions to help you prepare.
Please RT for reach and bookmark for easy recall.
🧵A Thread 🧵#100DaysOfCode ki
Here's the problem I have with algorithm questions in interviews: (THREAD)— Sunjay (@Sunjay03) April 11, 2019
I actually do proper design work every day in my job. I define my problem, look at constraints, assess the goals, and use that info to come up with a good algorithm. Design work takes time to do well. /1
🎧 @JoshDoody shares his thoughts on how to respond to "What's your current salary?" or "What salary are you expecting?"— egghead.io (@eggheadio) August 31, 2020
Get more salary negotiation tips in the full episode here:https://t.co/3BrRaDU4oA pic.twitter.com/oIMmd4j6fq
Recently I've been doing "two pass meetings" for team meetings (not 1-1 or all hands) and it's been working really well, so I thought I'd share how they work.— Nick Gauthier (@ngauthier) August 27, 2020
Been doing several 1:1 catchups with my team lately. This thread captures a structure that worked for me. Usually received feedback that these 1:1s were meaningful.— Husain Ghadially (@husainzgh) April 30, 2019
People have been trying to get me to tell them all of my secrets on how I reverse engineer apps. I wrote a small article on how I do everything. Enjoyhttps://t.co/K9QLMbobUZ— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 1, 2019
This is me, 2010. I still remember the night of this tweet. The internal logic of it was so clear then.— computer malthusiast (@jevakallio) October 23, 2018
Two years later, I was burnt out, depressed and too sick to work.
You are not your job. Take breaks. Listen to your body. If you feel worn out, talk to people around you ♥️ https://t.co/rYRTO0wnb3
Re: I got laid off at Telltale— Brandon Cebenka (@Binkysaur) September 21, 2018
None of my sleepless nights or long hours on weekends trying to ship a game on time got me severance today. Don’t work overtime unless you’re paid for it, y’all. Protect your health. Companies don’t care about you.
1/ How to get promoted at a startup:— Ryan Caldbeck (@ryan_caldbeck) August 20, 2018
At larger companies career tracks are (too) well defined, and there are clear paths on how to move up. But at startups there isn’t a playbook for how to get promoted.
Let's talk about influence. As an engineer, how do you get it, earn it, wield it, or lose it?— Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) August 15, 2018
(The answer is NOT "become a manager.". In a well-functioning org, managers have mostly separate sphere of influence. If this is not true of yours, change it or leave.)
Things I try to do to be a more productive engineer.— Mike Coutermarsh (@mscccc) June 9, 2018
Not once in my 20 year career have I seen a sales person held accountable for selling something that doesn’t exist. And yet I’ve seen countless engineers held accountable for not delivering something that was sold that didn’t exist. My single biggest frustration with our industry— trcull (@trcull) April 18, 2018
1/ I’ve collected tons of career advice.— David Perell (@david_perell) February 24, 2018
Here’s the best of the best.
👇 Thread 👇
On other things
I’ve got some NEWS for you people about WHY your salads are dull and flavorless. Are you ready for some NEWS???— elan gale (@theyearofelan) January 29, 2020
Let's talk about intermittent fasting— Marshal McKenzie 💪 (@TheForeverFit) July 2, 2019
There are a lot of misconceptions & I want to clear the air of its actual benefits and use
Read this, it might change your life like it did mine
~ A thread you might want to save ~
Thread: I’ve been helping Indian students apply to PhD programs in the US for the past two years. I review applications, help draw timelines and make connections. It’s actually helped some amazing ppl get in. But it’s not just me...1/n— Noopur Raval (@tetisheri) June 6, 2019
Since my days in Bombay are numbered now, who'd be interested in a thread on some of Bombay's best restaurants/eateries? Promise you I am going to put my 8 years of experience into this.— Shirin (@shirinmehrotra) May 17, 2019
How to get rich by investing your savings.— Paras Chopra (@paraschopra) April 1, 2019
Not my usual beat but if you are professionally interested in high-functioning incident response processes this recording of a student pilot losing a wheel on takeoff and making it back down safely is relevant to your interests: https://t.co/8m484JPaNv— Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) September 14, 2018
The little-known story of once-private Syndicate Bank, which started with a 25-paise deposit— Varaprasad Daitha (@daitha12) September 18, 2019
There are three reasons why Syndicate Bank is important in the evolution of India as a wealth generator, and for working towards the upliftment of the masses.
A thread on Uncomfortable Truths— Bill Masur (@eternalinmind) May 17, 2019
In 2019 I learned that you’re not supposed to count whistles while cooking in a pressure cooker. A whistle means the cooker is at full operating pressure and you need to turn down the heat.— ankur sethi is alive and well (@ankurs3thi) January 4, 2019
HOW DID WE AS A NATION GET THIS SO WRONG?
Someone recently told me that the pressure cookers from the 1980s were more reliable than the ones we get today & 3 whistles meant perfectly cooked rice every single time whereas the modern ones were temperamental. I think there's an interesting reason here— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) August 28, 2018
1000-year-old Japanese joinery techniques that don't require any nails or glue— Tips & Tricks (@awkwardgoogle) May 26, 2018
By TheJoinery_jp pic.twitter.com/SrS3o5KC8x
Saying thanks with grace. From Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn. pic.twitter.com/reUrHsFVCI— Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jackerhack) February 11, 2017
Tech friends: if you come to Japan for a vacation, make sure to stay at a ryokan or minjuku (traditional-style hotels) for part of trip.— Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) August 31, 2016