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Ever had an experience where solution seemed completely illogical, you still go ahead with it and out of sheer surprise, it actually works?
I had one of these experiences today4
I have totally lost the sense of discipline in work after working from home for the last 9 months.
And there is a lack of contact with people other than immediate family due to new restrictions which is even more frustrating.
I will always be the one preferring to work from coworking spaces than home.
And if anyone wants to bring up the point of reduced travel time then please don't. My office was just 15 minutes away from home via train.
If your manager does not add undue stress on you even if there is a bug in production, then probably you are working for the right company.3
Yesterday I spent an hour fiddling in network settings trying to figure out why my laptop was not connecting to WiFi.
Giving up on it I started walking away from laptop only to realise the main WiFi adapter was switched off the whole damn time🙈
Moral of the story: Not every issue is a software problem
I have gotten so used to the copy-paste keyboard short Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V that copying text by right-clicking on mouse felt weird today🤦🏽♂️6
Most of the time staying at home nowadays is simply staring at screens.
Staring at the laptop screen while working
Staring at the phone screen in free time and breaks
And staring at the TV while having lunch/dinner
Eye Opticians are going to get a lot of appointments soon.1
Engineering days: Wasting the entire semester and studying a few days before exams
Post Engineering days: Wasting the entire day and working just a few hours before the shift ends
Happy Engineers Day everyone😄
The first time I accidentally activated multiple cursors(multiline editing feature) in my editor I thought this was a bug rather than a feature and was trying to figure out a way to get the cursor back to normal.
Few years down the line this feature has improved my coding speed a lot and I just laugh at myself remembering the first time I used it 😂
P.S. Screenshot attached for reference9
I like listening to music from SoundCloud while working. Tried Spotify because I had read about its next level recommendation engine. Honestly felt that Soundcloud provides much better recommendations for the kind of music I like than Spotify.3
Today I spent almost a full hour after office hours debugging my code for an issue only to realise that the local process responsible for live reloading my code did not pick up changes after git branch switch.
So in retrospect, if I had left the bug for the day it would have automatically got fixed tomorrow once my laptop restarted.
But no...I just had to figure out the issue on my own today which wasted a complete hour and I won't get it back 🤦🏽♂️
It's been over a year since I installed elementary OS on my laptop and I still haven't regretted switching from Ubuntu. There were a few issues initially while setting things up but similar issues even used to happen when I was using Ubuntu.
The desktop shell of elementary OS is perfect for my use cases, its easier to switch between virtual desktops and the app bar at the bottom makes it easier for me to transition between my Macbook and Linux based laptop with ease.
The only major issue I found was no proper multi-monitor support.
The closest thing I found to the simplicity of this shell/distro was Zorin OS, although at this point I am just too lazy to try it out.
P.S. Feel free to mention your favourite Linux distro in comments 😁12
Working from home stupidities...
It's last day before the weekend and I still felt like the weekend is already here. Totally forgot to start off for work while watching web series in the morning.
This simple task will finish in the next 10 minutes I thought...
4 hours later it is just in workable condition and still needs to be tested for bugs...🥺
The smaller the code changes the longer the name of PR for the code.
And even more review changes mentioned by the reviewer...
TLDR: It's okay to take naps while working from home
I feel that there is nothing wrong with taking afternoon naps while working from home. Mainly because after taking rest for a couple of hours my mind is re-energised and I am able to pull off quite a lot of work in much lesser time after waking up and my overall productivity for the day roughly remains same.
This is mainly because if I end up staying awake even when I am tired and sleepy there is not much productive work done even if my number of hours online increase.
And if a company has strict measures set for calculating the number of hour employee stays online while working from home then it will actually reduce overall employee productivity rather than having any kind of actual benefits.5
It's quite difficult sometimes to understand whether I am tired, sleepy, bored or just frustrated about doing the same things again and again and again...2
Sometimes taking no action is the best course to move forward...
Especially when there is a power cut at home and phone battery reaches below 10%
Coming back to work after 3 days long weekend is absolute tiring, why did work start, I was happy doing my side projects in the weekend kind-ish feeling...1
I have come to a point in lockdown mode where holiday on a freaking Monday does not excite me anymore 🤦🏽♂️
Ideal WFH afternoons...
Listening to the remake of old melodies or other soothing songs while coding without interruptions😌1
Today is the day when writing even 5 lines of code seems like a huge task.
Mainly because I am feeling really drowsy in the middle of the day🥱2
Programming lesson #8
Nowadays I write tasks for the next day at the end of my shift in the sticky notes app.
That way it's easier to start off for the next day without trying to remember what tasks were remaining from the previous day.
If tasks are greater in number then it's good to go for external task tracking tools. But for me keeping track of just 2-3 tasks is easier by using simple sticky notes app.2
After watching this project based on GPT-3 where software is directly able to convert simple English sentences into React components:-
I first felt awestruck and then realised that it was a right decision to start learning data science while still having a successful career as a front-end developer🤓
TLDR: I don't feel the need to be working at top product companies anymore.
The craze to be a developer in top product companies has literally worn off for me in the past few months since I am working from home.
Like if I have to continue this WFH lifestyle it literally won't matter if I am working for a top product company or a startup...
The priority has shifted towards
1. A good team
2. A well-natured and polite manager
3. A flexible working culture which is better suited for remote work
4. And obviously a good salary🤑5
It's funny to see creator of a product not being experienced enough to apply for the job posting related to the same product...😂
Mornings before starting office work
During start of lockdown: Wake up early, freshen up, do daily exercise, get sunlight from the window, write an article or work on side project for an hour, then start off to work...
5 months after lockdown: Wake up just 5 minutes before office work, brush my teeth and start off with office work...5