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On Being Fired

  • The second was tech support that was supposed to breadcrumb into a dev job but the company expanded, instructions got contradictory, and I couldn't do anything right.
  • The most recent one was a software dev job where they said I had a great attitude but my code wasn’t up to standard.
  • At my last “real” dev job, I got a lot out of code reviews (even enjoyed them despite being wrong 90% of the time) but it became apparent I was too inexperienced.
  • The best way is to deal for me is to take time off if I can, remember why I enjoy coding, and leave on as best of terms as possible.
  • Ultimately, you want to keep the door open to work in the future and a good reference… plus being on the receiving end of this will eventually make me a good manager.

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50 Things I Wish I'd Known at My First Developer Job (Part 2)

  • When I first started programming for money, I felt like all of the best developers in the world were writing in cool, trendy languages.
  • The mental overhead of learning so much and talking about all these arcane concepts that make up software engineering make your brain feel like mush.
  • In reality, your brain gets more resilient the more you do this job, and by the time you've been doing it a couple of years only the most dubious of problems will make you feel like a zombie.
  • It helped me to understand my OS rather than feeling limited by the UI of the tools I felt like I was working alongside my machine.
  • When I started in a junior role, I always thought the seniors on the team had everything figured out, but I've come to realize that senior engineers are just people who have failed more times than I have.

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Instagram got us hooked on likes. What happens when they're gone?

  • When someone you follow has liked someone else's photo, it will say "[name of Instagram account] and others" under the post where likes would typically appear.
  • Other users said the test falls flat because people can still see how many likes their own post gets.
  • Erin Good, a 23-year-old American who works as an environmental consultant in Auckland, New Zealand, said in the past she's been guilty of posting a photo she thinks will get more likes instead of a photo she personally likes better.
  • Like other users, Good said she's conscious about what time she posts a photo to help maximize likes and how many people see it and suspects that won't change even if likes are hidden permanently.
  • Instagram said tackling bullying is a priority this year and has added new features such as a tool that tells users when their comment could be considered offensive before it's posted.

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A New York lawmaker wants students to learn about hate symbols in class

  • Kaminsky said the measure is in response to the spike in hate crimes nationwide.
  • The bill, now in the Senate committee, reads, "As many of our youth are not aware of the hateful connotations behind swastikas and nooses, it is necessary for the legislature to mandate compulsory education in all schools across our great state in regard to the meanings of these two symbols of hate.
  • Kaminsky's district includes Nassau County, which has seen a spike in hate crimes, with 44 reported this year, compared with 20 at the same time last year, the affiliate reported.
  • It's crucial for students to learn about the swastika, commonly "exhibited as the emblem of Nazi Germany," as well as the noose, which is considered "a symbol of racism and intimidation," the proposal states.

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5 credit card benefits that can protect your summer travels, from rental car coverage to baggage insurance

  • Credit card benefits that protect your trip can be worth thousands of dollars when you need to resolve the worst travel debacles.
  • But last year, when my wife's car had a slow leaking flat and our air pump decided to stop working on the same day, I was glad I could call the number on the back of my credit card and have someone out to fill the tire shortly.
  • Before you book that reservation to lock in your next travel plan, consider another credit card benefit that may be able to do it for you.
  • Many cards include a concierge service that will help you with flights, hotels, cruises, trains, restaurant reservations, entertainment tickets, and a whole lot more.
  • If you have a good set of credit cards in your wallet, you can travel with ease and shrug off any worries of things like lost bags or a missed connection.

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'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's

  • The main focus of medical research has been plaques and tangles, the protein-based markers of the Alzheimer's brain.
  • A protein called tau forms neurofibrillary tangles, which develop inside brain cells.
  • The researchers, from the University of California, Riverside, believe that beta-amyloid and tau undergo chemical changes that prevent lysosomes from breaking them down; specifically, they undergo isomerization or epimerization.
  • Spontaneous chemical changes are most likely to occur in long-lived proteins, such as those involved in Alzheimer's.
  • Using mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography, the scientists demonstrated that isomerized or epimerized versions of beta-amyloid and tau, as predicted, were not broken down by lysosomal enzymes.
  • But, because this is the first time a study has investigated lysosomal storage and spontaneous chemical changes in tau and beta-amyloid, it will be some time before it leads to an effective intervention.

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A timeline of high-profile tech apologies

  • The headline for this regreditorial was, “The Man Who Built the Retweet: ‘We Handed a Loaded Weapon to 4-Year-Olds.’” This BuzzFeed profile of developer Chris Wetherell, who was hired at Twitter in 2009, describes the retweet as “the button that ruined the internet.” It considers the role the retweet played in amplifying Gamergate in the middle of the decade — the event that revealed to many people for the first time just how violent the internet could be and made it almost impossible to have a rational conversation online.
  • He also said that Facebook “overwhelmingly does good in the world,” even after strongly implying that the company had eroded civil discourse and amplified misinformation and “mistruth,” calling it a “global problem.” He argued that venture capitalists are largely to blame because of their tendency to fund companies that can grow like cancers — “shitty, useless, idiotic companies” — and their disinterest in unsexy companies that address actual human problems.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

  • Good morning!
  • This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
  • Have an Amazon Alexa device?
  • Now you can hear 10 Things in Tech each morning.
  • Just search for "Business Insider" in your Alexa's flash briefing settings.

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50 Things I Wish I'd Known at My First Developer Job (Part 2)

  • When I first started programming for money, I felt like all of the best developers in the world were writing in cool, trendy languages.
  • The mental overhead of learning so much and talking about all these arcane concepts that make up software engineering make your brain feel like mush.
  • In reality, your brain gets more resilient the more you do this job, and by the time you've been doing it a couple of years only the most dubious of problems will make you feel like a zombie.
  • It helped me to understand my OS rather than feeling limited by the UI of the tools I felt like I was working alongside my machine.
  • When I started in a junior role, I always thought the seniors on the team had everything figured out, but I've come to realize that senior engineers are just people who have failed more times than I have.

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Jobs | Mux

  • The first product we launched was analytics and performance monitoring - think “NewRelic for Video” - used by major video streaming companies like PBS, Vimeo, CBS Interactive, and the New York Times to monitor and improve billions of streams.
  • In early 2018, we launched Mux Video, a simple API to video hosting, encoding and streaming - think "Stripe for Video" - which uses our performance data, machine learning, and just-in-time encoding for unmatched video quality and efficiency.
  • POST a video in; GET a video out that plays anywhere and is deeply optimized for the target device and user.
  • We think building with video should be fun, not complicated.
  • Our founders previously started (and sold) Zencoder, an early leader in cloud video technology.
  • Loading the amazing job opportunities.
  • Always look for opportunities to delight our users.
  • Look for ROI on time and money.

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