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What was your win this week?

Hey there!

Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplishing?

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning off your desk ... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

I hope you have time to relax and take a victory lap in the next few days!

Donkey in a hammock

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Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz • Edited on
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Bobo Brussels

Cool!

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Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz

Ty 💗 Would love any feedback/suggestions.

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Phil Suggars

A-MAZING!

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Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz

😄 Glad you liked it. Let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions

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Jeremy Friesen

I closed out a Forem and DEV issue.

It looks like a small bit of work, but there were lots of tiny adjacent refactors that I also did as part of other pull requests. Those adjacent refactors helped make the issue resolution much easier.

  • Fixing Rubocop's auto-correct recommendations PR #16098 on (2022-01-13)
  • Replacing custom call with existing cached method PR #16083 on (2022-01-13)
  • Appeasing Rubocop as it sneaks some changes in PR #16085 on (2022-01-13)
  • Moving from 'should' syntax to 'expect' PR #16084 on (2022-01-13)
  • Adding a convenience/optimiization method. PR #16079 on (2022-01-12)
  • Refactoring to add helper method PR #16064 on (2022-01-12)
  • Moving the "Null" user object closer to User PR #16070 on (2022-01-12)
  • Extracting duplicate logic PR #16035 on (2022-01-10)
  • Removing unused Search::ArticleSerializer PR #16032 on (2022-01-10)
  • Favor using existing variable over re-parsing PR #15995 on (2022-01-10)
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Phil Suggars

Nice work! And thank you.

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Andy Piper

That's a fair number of small things to wrangle - nice work (and thank you!)

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Jeremy Friesen

It was a great learning experience. I have a much deeper understanding for the interplay of JS and Rails.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

👏

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Ben Halpern

I hope to keep racking up some weekly wins on DEV feed relevancy (which cascades into all Forems, but DEV is the primary patient).

Since we're only testing one area of the algorithm at a time, I feel there are 10 things I want to try out, but I have a lot of confidence that the next experiment I have in mind will be a nice leap in quality.

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Andy Piper

I've noticed an uptick in relevance for myself. I do follow quite a lot of tags/topics and haven't put a huge amount of (but some) effort into weighting them, and I don't know how much that affects things. Thanks for taking on the quest!

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Ben Halpern

I'd definitely describe the work so far as resulting in an "uptick". The next test is going to be about the final ranking to ensure among the relevant stuff, that you see something really interesting and useful at the top (We'll split test some options which likely won't succeed at this), so you'll either get that improvement randomly next week or a regression there, but you'll definitely get it in two weeks.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited on

Got myself a new Moog synthesizer!

Yep, I'm building a spaceship. 🚀

My synth spaceship in progress... This is just a photo of my Moog synths - Grandmother and Sub 37 - sitting atop a ping pong table that I'm using as a desk. Synthesizers definitely look like spaceship controls, haha!

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Andy Piper

Keep looking at synth gear and then remembering I have no space, and very little musical ability (my midlife crisis guitar is sitting in the corner, unlearned). Cool kit!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Thanks very much!

And I feel ya! I'm still early days with learning all this synth stuff. Guitar is my main instrument.

That said, I'm really liking sound exploration via synth. Been making music that is waaay different from what I normally do.

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Valeria

I'm starting on a new position in a little while and ever since I've got the offer my inner saboteur keeps mocking me and saying I'll fall flat on my face.

And this week I've finally accepted that he's right.

I will most certainly make at least one horrible mistake, I'll let my team down every once in a while and will inevitably make someone very angry at me on multiple occasions.

But I will also clean up the mess, pick up the pieces, mend them together and make sure to prevent this from happening ever again.

Mistakes are our best teachers and we should cherish them for the opportunities they provide.

It took me a decade to finally come to terms with the imposter syndrome and it sure as heck feels like a win!

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Phil Suggars

👍🏼That is a great way to think about it. I still suffer from imposter syndrome and I’m a lead dev (whatever that means). Two things that helps me are to remember that it’s the nature of the this journey that everyone is an “imposter” ie we’re all winging it some of time and to stop comparing my insides with everyone else’s outsides. Best of luck with the new role, with the attitude you have you will smash it!

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Valeria

Well said! Thank you!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Love this attitude!

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Andy Piper
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Sherry Day

I love that TinyTV ❤️

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Andy Piper

It is from Tiny Circuits - really nice little kit and quite easy to assemble (no soldering). I'm waiting on the Thumby (tiny games console) when it ships from their Kickstarter campaign. My LEGO minifig now has their own TV to watch!

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Vicente Reyes • Edited on

My win this week was testing negative from covid a week after my brother and mom contacted the virus - they’re clear now so thats another win!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

HUUUUGE win. Glad to hear it.

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Vicente Reyes

Thanks @graciegregory !

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Damini Jain

Receiving first feedback on my first ever article! :D If anyone is interested here it is - dev.to/jaindamini1111/sampling-bia...

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Diner Das

Awesome!

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Damini Jain

Thank you :)

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Chloe • Edited on

Posting back on dev after several months and writing a blog post setting some goals for the year after last years failure hoping to complete some (hopefully more) realistic targets this year. And I passed an exam for work :)

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Phil Suggars

My win this week was completing my submission for the #atlashackathon. I was so pleased to get it submitted in time (plus I had to learn React to build the UI) dev.to/felipeazucares/hairy-plotte...

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Michel • Edited on

This week-end I built and I deployed a French Wordle at solitaire-play.com/lemot/. Not a simple copy/paste, but my own Vanilla JS.

I came up with a great name "LeMOT" (TheWORD), and even a slogan "A word game every day" and a hashtag #LeMotLeJeu.

I also wrote 2 posts about creating the game and choosing an accessible color code.

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Padmashree Jha

Did my Mongodb Atlashackathon submission in just 5 days when I was ill but I do not know how it got so famous with some 2000 reactions and then because od that even my next blog got famous and I got the top author badge of 7 languages and frameworks.

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Sherry Day

Got around to playing with my arduino

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Andy Piper

neat, what did you build, and which kind of Arduino?

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Max Ong Zong Bao

I was able to deploy my prototype on my staging server that includes a chat feature using Django channels.

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Anurag Hazra

Currently building a static site generator called "Statyk"
I'm happy with it so far, and excited for further development.

GitHub logo statykjs / statyk

Dead simple statyk site generator

statyk

Dead simple statyk site generator

coming soon™

for the impatient: Clone repo -> run yarn -> run yarn dev --watch

TODOS

  • Content folders support
  • JS API for creating pages
  • Compile scripts with AST
  • Support extrating scripts to external js script
  • Support for <style> tag



This week i implemented

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Sherry Day

I made a few top DEV comments 😊

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Dana Ng

Took a rest, talked kindly to myself, and started watching some videos on NFTs and began coding a small web app for funsy. <3

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Bobo Brussels

Started a new side project. Maybe I launch on DEV in the future.

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Jérémie Astor • Edited on

The IR I plan to use as a new gwion backend is going quite well.
ds_test uses my new VM
dstb uses a custom backend names tilde
and dsgcc uses libgccjit.
I'm also planning to add more :)

EDIT: I have a screenshot for that but somehow the DEV UI fails me

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Diner Das
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Waylon Walker

Totally not dev related, but I put an offer in on a house. We accepted the counter!! This is getting all too real!

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Dendi Handian

revamping my Grafify project to v2 with better UI & UX. grafify.herokuapp.com

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Noah

I decided to start taking my online presence seriously, mainly through Twitter and already saw some results.