21 January 2016
I watched a video from Jeff Attwood todad, creator of Stack Overflow, titled "How to Stop Sucking and Be Awesome Instead".
Here are a few things I picked up.
- Embrace the suck, failure is always an option.
- Speed of iteration always beats quality of iteration
- If you you don't have any marketable skills, learn some. It's the future. We have Khan Academy and Wikipedia and Codecademy and almost the entire world's collective knowledge at your fingertips. Use it. - Carl Lange
- In the information age, the barriers just aren't there. The barriers are self imposed - John Carmack
- The world just isn’t that into you. Unless what you're sharing …
- solves their problem
- provides useful information
- entertains them
- makes them feel like they rule
… why would they care?
- Every time you share something – ask yourself “so what?” If you can't answer convincingly, reformulate and try again.
- “It's better to be safe than sorry” is such crap. You know what's better than being safe? Being AWESOME. - coding horror
- Pick stuff that matters