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What was your win this week?

Hey y'all! 👋

Another week down, hope it went well for ya! 💚

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
  • Cooking a delicious meal 🍱

Homer Simpson poors milk and cereal in a bowl. It suddenly catches fire.


Did you know we feature wins in our "Wins of the Week" email every Friday? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter emails to get wins delivered right to your inbox! 💌

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Stefan Moore • Edited

3 weeks no cigarettes.

Thanks to all those that responded especially former smokers. Lets go get this win.

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Ben Halpern

Yeaaaaaaaah congrats!

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Keith Solomon

That's a tough one, but you're almost to the month mark. That was the wall for me...but once I got through that first month, I was done...16 years this year after 20+ of the habit.

Keep it up!

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Stefan Moore

Thanks we will see if it sticks this time.

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Michael Tharrington

That is freaking awesome and I'm sure it's not easy! Good stuff, Stefan — you got this. 🤜💥🤛

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Stefan Moore

Thanks gave up drinking about 10 years ago remaining vice that's hard to break.

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Mattias Stjernström

I quited smoke last year, around this time of the year, after smoking 15 years. I had so many thoughts it would be boring and hard to live. It wasn't after like a month or two.

People say you will always be addicted to it even if you quit. But it isn't really like that. I think about it some times, but not in the way i need to smoke. More like; this situation reminds me about when i smoked, then i move on super easy.

With that said. Just stay away from situations that reminds you about cigarettes, it will become easier for each day. And you will be proud. Every one can quit, even heroinists can quit!

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Mohammed

Awesome, keep it going, we'll be cheering you on :)

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Anita Olsen

📰 I published a post on DEV! ✨

 
💟 I received two badges! ✨
Email displaying the 16 Week Community Wellness Streak badge

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Mr. Linxed

Good work! Keep it up.

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Michael Tharrington

What an excellent discussion post, Anita! I just dropped a reply.

Congrats on the badges by the way. 16 weeks straight — woot woot!! 🙌

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Mohammed • Edited

I wrote 2 posts on the fundamentals of Quantum theory and Quantum Computers. Although I'm paranoid about getting the Math right :). Maybe it's a bit off-topic for DEV, idk.

Btw, I'm still a Physics student, do correct me if I screw up somewhere.

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Ben Halpern

Totally welcome content!

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Mr. Linxed

Pretty good week for me.

Been developing a simple SSG system, and made good progress on it. It works. Just ironing out some minor issues now.

Also managed to write two articles since the last "What was your win" post.

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Michael Tharrington

You've been sharing some REALLY good ones! I loved the Cult of Done one. I think I need to apply those points to my music production so I can get some more done!

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Mr. Linxed

Thanks for the kind words, Michael!

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Monty Harper

My wins this week:

  • Got my LinkedIn profile and resume updated
  • Applied to 12 job listings
  • Hit 3000 followers on Dev
  • Refactored a major part of the featured app on my portfolio
  • Which included fixing a lot of tricky bugs; leveraging that into a new post right now...
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Michael Tharrington

Right on, Monty! Good stuff all around.

I really hope that the job searching goes well for ya. I know you've been working hard and learning loads. I know I'd like to have you as a teammate!

By the way, I haven't forgotten about your offer to provide feedback on some of my music. I have a new song that I've written called "Howling at the Moonlight" and just need to get a good recording of it. Once I do, I'll have to send it your way!

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Monty Harper

Thanks, Michael, that means a lot!

I look forward to hearing the song. A rough recording is good enough. When you send it, do let me know what you are open to changing - words, melody, concepts, arrangement, etc.

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Michael Tharrington

Right on! I'll give it some thought and let you know for sure. And I'll try to send you a recording soon... glad to know rough will cut it for ya!

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Matt Eland

I wrote chapter 2 of Data Science in .NET with Polyglot Notebooks.

I also emceed a very good February meeting of the Central Ohio .NET Developers Group and got to do a lot of casual mentoring in the little conversations before and after.

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Michael Tharrington

Ooo very nice! Hope the book writing keeps on going well.

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Matt Eland

Me too. I enjoy it so much more than recording content for courses. Also, my wins weren't over apparently; I'll be giving a talk on 10 weeks on technical debt and Refactoring at my local dev conference: Stir Trek.

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Oluwadamisi Samuel Praise

I got 1000 followers on dev.to!!!

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Michael Tharrington

Booyah!!! 🙌

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Nelson Figueroa

I put up a new post after like a month or so. The TL;DR is that I wrote a python script to spam a phishing site with made-up information. This way if they managed to capture any real information it would be hidden among tons of fake information.

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Michael Tharrington

This is so freaking cool!! Loving this idea, hahaha!

Holy cow, I completely missed this and looks like others did too. That's a shame... I'll see if I can help you get more attention on it. I really like this kinda post!

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Nelson Figueroa

I appreciate it!

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Bala Madhusoodhanan

Almost finishing the power automate tutorial. Almost all set to share the last article next week :-)..

almost

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Michael Tharrington

Awww yeah, Bala! ⛷

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Christine Belzie

I got picked as Sharpie of the Month at SheSharp! :) It's a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping women and non-binary people break into tech. Here's my interview: shesharp.co/post/february-sharpie-...

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Michael Tharrington

This is sooo dope, Christine! And well-deserved too. Good stuff!

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Repro Dev

The one that really stands out for me this week is managing to fix a weird Powershell variable issue for an upcoming script I'm working on with trying to pass a variable correctly.

First I got the syntax wrong and then the variable wouldn't pass correctly. Fought for about 30 mins trying to understand and then realised I could make it a function.

My Friday lunchtime win for the week

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Mohammed

We fix these things not because they're easy, but because we thought they'd be easy.

  • JFK
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Michael Tharrington

Haha, that sounds like a good one! Always nice when ya crack a puzzle like that.

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Ndeye Fatou Diop

Posting an article despite a crazy schedule at work 😅

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Michael Tharrington

Heck yeah! Good on ya for getting one in there, Ndeye. 🙌

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washma maryam

I am growing my car video game website more and plan to grow it further

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adriens • Edited

This week I've shared a longly awaited dataset for opt-nc : a ready to us Kaggle dataset that brings together various open data source (APIs, data,...) to help people build on top of them.

To show how to use these data, and be as inclusive as possible, I've created an original Notebook so anyon can enoy the data and learn datascience.

Now, I'm working to publish other datasets to create a complete collection.

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Peter Witham

Shipped an update to my iOS game. GameCenter integration was fun to add, and I'm hoping it brings a new level of interaction for folks.

I'm also getting beaten at my own game and have a terrible hi-score LOL

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