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Jess Lee
Jess Lee

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What was your win this week?

It's the end of the week...you know what that means...

Weekly retro time!

Looking back, what was something you're proud of?

All wins count -- big or small!

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting to all your meetings on time
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„ πŸŽ‰

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Jess Lee

This week, I...saw this in my google feed!

But in reality land, if this article didn't get posted today I would have felt like I had nothing to say. I had a pretty off week -- maybe it was just adjusting from coming back from a mini vacation, or the constant gloomy overcast or both, but I had a lot of internal resistance when it came to getting deep work done.

I think my biggest win (or a much needed reminder) was/is to cut myself some slack when I'm in this state and not get overwhelmed with negative thoughts about my own performance or productivity.

The business insider feature was truly uplifting though :)

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Matthew Wilson

That is so cool, congratulations! I would be on Cloud9 if that happened to me. Keep up the great work. Fight the good fight!

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Michael Tharrington
This week, I...

Actually, just today, I got a new guitar!!

Gretsch Streamliner!

... it's a Gretsch Streamliner G2655, for anyone that's into this sorta thing.

Looks like I'll be rocking out to the blues this weekend! 😎🎸

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Utkarsh Talwar

It's a beauty! <3

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Michael Tharrington

Thankya much! And confirm that it plays as nice as it looks... was a good weekend!

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Javid Asgarov

Oh, this looks so cool. Congrats!

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Michael Tharrington

Appreciate it!!

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Andrew (he/him)

Ooh nice! When I have some extra spending money, I want one of these. Only about $2k new. Oof.

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Oh awesome. That's a beautiful bass! Kinda reminds me of the Joe Dart Bass that just went on sale today! Not sure if you're familiar with Vulfpeck (gotta love their site)... if not, then check'em out and enjoy the funk!

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Andrew (he/him)

It's an Ernie Ball bass, just like the Stingray!

jambase.com/article/vulfpeck-the-j...

Vulfpeck are pretty good! This is one of my favorites of theirs:

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Robin Victorino

VERY late to the party, but I have to inform you all that my life is now complete: Vulfpeck is on dev.to

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John Peters

Did you know the Beatles played Gretch Guitars early on. I think the song "Nowhere Man" had Gretch guitars jingling in the background. Such a nice sound.

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Michael Tharrington

I did not know that, but that's super cool! I def dig the Beatles and guess what I bought myself for Christmas...

https://p78.f0.n0.cdn.getcloudapp.com/items/L1ukdA4q/Image+2019-12-30+at+3.08.07+PM.png?v=1c8f1e7eaf5de7632e60c92984409c57

That's a Vox AC-15. I know the Beatles were famous for using Voxes! πŸ˜€

My Gretsch has a little extra jangle now. 🎸

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John Peters

I'm sorry. Nowhere Man did not have Gretch, but others did.

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Ali Spittel

This week, my first changelog worthy feature shipped!

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Ben Halpern

I'm really happy we shipped this:

It's not fully fleshed out, but it will open up a lot of doors in providing the best possible experience to all users.

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Joe Fiorini

Cool! I just started my blog this week and I'm thinking about doing that. Seems like it would be helpful.

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Andrew Bone

This week, I had a job interview to become a front-end developer!

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Frogbeerr

I believe, I finally managed to wrap my head around vim and it's plugins.
Just took me like... half a year πŸ˜“

Also I finally managed to delete my last Windows Installation and am now running 100% powered by Linux.

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Ben Sinclair

Welcome to the collective.

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Ondrej

Now you're on a good path :)

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Filip Luchianenco • Edited

This week, I...finally published my first article on dev.to πŸŽ‰

Making git commit messages useful with Jira, Jenkins and scopes

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Tiffany White

Welcome!

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Ryan Latta

This week, I...

  • Spoke at my 4th national conference and the feedback I got was it was the best talk of the day.
  • Wrapped up my mentoring engagement that dev.to started
  • Got a lead on some new consulting work
  • Chatted with a role model about some consulting topics
  • Scheduled some pair programming with someone who is amazing (May be a stream that I'll post here if we do that)

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Ben Halpern

Amazing week!

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Matthew Wilson

Awesome! Mic drop...

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Lindsey Kopacz

This week, I... made a stacked area line chart in d3. I made it accessible which was a huge challenge but very fulfilling! I made sure you could access the data points with a keyboard, didn't depend on color to reflect meaning, and that read the data outloud when you tabbed to the area.

man screaming from side to side with his hands near his face.

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Matthew Wilson

Geez! I’m exhausted just reading that. Way to go. That’s a huge win!

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morgana

That's awesome!

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Edwin Klesman

This week, I

A: reached 400+ followers on the awesome Dev.To Community πŸ™ŒπŸ».
B: I earned my first €70 Ads income on my blogs
(mainly, thanks to Shipharder.com)

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Tiffany White

This week, I...
figured out a lingering problem with my flagship, get me hired app. I really struggled understanding the library and the library authors React component example. Ive wrestled with this for two years now.

The other day I was looking for the issue I raised; no music, just me and the code and...well...it all began to make sense. I thought I'd need some sort of state management when really, all I had to do was pass a function as a prop to another component.

I also figured out, without much help, how to implement search on my blog. Yes, I used a pre-made component but I struggled with gatsby-plugin-algolia and getting the hits on my blog to index, as well as figuring out an undefined slug and 404 page when I would search in a test, click the article, and it wouldn't work.

It took me at least 10 hours over a period of two days to figure out my bug and hack some stuff together. Once I figured it out I was...ecstatic.

Two wins in one week. I'll take it.

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Brian

This week, I... Set up SSL on an aws elastic instance! It was my first time working with aws and docker containers so I hit a few walls I definitely overlooked in the heat of the moment, but I'm glad I didn't pass it to someone else on the team (that's how I ended up with it haha).

YAY

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Matthew Francis

This week, I...successfully installed Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro with Bootcamp so I can play Overwatch when I should be working πŸ‘€

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Matthew Wilson

Ha ha ha! A win...is a win. Nice!

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Yechiel Kalmenson
  1. One of our pipelines that was red all week finally went green right before it was time for me to leave today!

  2. After a long break I finally got a blog post up:

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morgana

This week, I achieved the perfect number of followers on dev.to!

1337 followers

Seriously though, I appreciate everyone who is following me. I don't post a ton, but I'm glad what I do put out there is useful to a the few of you out there so I guess I better keep at it πŸ˜„ Stay 1337!

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