Link Category: Ideas
Sarah Drasner on Learning to Learn
This is one of those articles that I’m linking 50% for its substance (which I regard as good but too brief) and 50% for covering and important topic. Specifically, how to manage and think about self-education. A lot, probably most, web developers I know and readers of WPShout I’ve talked to are self-educated in the web development field. Maybe you got college degrees, but few of those were “computer science.” Even if you did, Computer Science Degree often covers very little about web development. So most of us are just learning as we go.
Paths to Learning Web Development
Back in November I set aside this article from my friend Jeremy Ward about how to learn web development. I finally got to reading it and quite liked it. So I thought I’d share it with you. I liked that Jeremy started off with something I think about to little. The “circles of knowledge.” Here’s what he says:
How behavioural economics helped me kick my smartphone addiction
“The occasional convenience [of your phone] comes at the cost of developing a compulsive urge to monitor your messages constantly.”
Rundown of the Google E-A-T Algorithm Update from Torque
Google just introduced a major update to its search algorithm. This one’s called E-A-T, which stands for the things Google really likes now: “Expertise,” “Authoritativeness,” and “Trustworthiness.”
Roald Dahl interview and short film – Pebble Mill at One 1982
The children’s author on his writing process and habits.
Extreme ownership is the bedrock of success for digital projects
You should probably take more responsibility.
2018 year in review
A huge year in review for Pippin Williamson.
Rubber Duck Debugging
Over on Thoughtful Code I recently covered the topic of “rubber duck debugging.” It’s a pretty simple procedure but one I love because it works surprisingly well. Here are the basic steps:
I’m a very slow thinker
Derek Sivers will get back to you tomorrow.
Crypto-coin-stealing code sneaks into fairly popular NPM library