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Michael Tharrington (he/him)
Michael Tharrington (he/him)

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What was your win this week?

Heyo! ๐Ÿ‘‹

Hope y'all all are having a fantastic Friday and that you enjoy your weekends!

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

All wins count โ€” big or small ๐ŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Playing video games until your thumbs are sore! ๐ŸŽฎ

Shaq shimmying with excitement

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

My wife, Katelyn, and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last week in Alaska and flew back home to NC late Monday. We stayed in a variety of places, but the highlight of our trip was 2 nights stay in a "cube" at Borealis Basecamp where we saw the aurora. Here's a few pics from our trip:

Katelyn and I hopping out of our car in Denali for a quick, cold picture of us clutching each other closely for warmth

Eerie green glow of the aurora, that we got to watch from the big window at the base of our bed in our room at Borealis Basecamp

A silhouette of me standing and looking out at the now from our giant window at Borealis Basecamp

Beautiful snowy shot from a walk we took in the woods

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Vincent A. Cicirello

Congratulations

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Steve Whitmore

My wife and I just had our 10 year as well! This looks like an awesome idea for a trip. Boomarking for our 15 year ๐Ÿ™‚

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

So awesome to hear that you just had your 10-year as well!! Congratulations to you and your wife. ๐Ÿ™Œ

And I highly recommend Borealis Basecamp. Such a fun trip!

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Ayu Adiati

Beautiful view! ๐Ÿ˜
And happy anniversary! ๐ŸŽ‰

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Andy Piper

So awesome - happy anniversary! ๐ŸŽ‰

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Gabor Szabo • Edited on
  • Celebrated my birthday ๐ŸŽ‚
  • Started to post here on DEV again, got a few likes and several new followers. ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ
  • Recorded 4 new videos and published them on YouTube. 2 in English that were published here as well 2 in Hebrew.
  • Went to a concert of Lรกszlรณ Dรฉs in Tel Aviv and a party after that ๐ŸŽ‰
  • Managed to make nice progress on my work project as well.
  • I found this post "series" so I don't have to start my own
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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Rock on! I've seen a number of your posts popping up this week and it's so good to see ya writing here again.

Not only that, but big ups for reporting spam to us! Really really appreciate ya doing so. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Gabor Szabo

Thanks. I was surprised to see so much spam coming in.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Word up! It's a pain to fight, but we do have multiple methods in place to do so, some of which are mentioned in this post:

But as is stated in the post, we rely heavily on helpful community members like yourself to recognize and report it!

If you have ideas for how we might improve our spam fighting features, don't hesitate to let us know via GitHub discussions in our repo.

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Lucy Linder
  • celebrated my birthday (like @szabgab, happy birthday!)
  • got the PSM I (professional scrum master 1) with a 97.5% score
  • found time to play with publishing docker images with GitHub actions (may give rise to an article on dev.to?)
  • read about Java 20 road map (nice but still far away from kotlin)
  • started sewing again!
  • still strong on my minimum 10 minutes reading challenge (going on for 2+ years now)

It's been a good week ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thomas Bnt

Happy birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰

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Gabor Szabo

What is your min 10 minutes reading challenge? What do you read?

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Lucy Linder

The challenge is easy enough: read at least 10 minutes a day. This has really positively impacted my life: better sleep, less stress, an easy win for each day, the joy of reading.

I read novels of all sorts, but I especially enjoy time travel stories and light science fiction that makes us reflect on our world (1984 and the like). And weird/original books (e. g. house of leaves) ! My discovery of the year : project hail Mary.

I track everything here: derlin.github.io/reading-stats/ (slow loading time, sorry for that)

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Gabor Szabo • Edited on

Well, calling 1984 "light" is strange, but then again you might say lighter than the current reality.

But wow! Your graphs are impressive :)

Your reading is too.

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Lucy Linder

Light opposed to hard science fiction (with aliens, spaceships and crazy technology, very far from our reality). Because content-wise, I agree, there is nothing light to 1984 ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thank you!

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Gabor Szabo

Happy birthday to you too!

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Kurtiss Frost
  • Started learning CSS. I really want to start on my journey to becoming a front-end developer. I figured what better place to start than the "trifecta languages" (HTML, CSS, JavaScript). I've almost completed my first project! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Purchased some new vinyls for my collection.

  • Started looking into how to improve my writing skills.

  • Finished another Python project I was working on

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Rocky Kev

Nicely done!

Hacking CSS in devtools was how things started to click for me about how CSS affected HTML, and where JS fits! Keep it up!

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Jeremy Friesen

This week, my team closed out the various tickets to help prepare our client for their board meeting. The lead up helped us develop a shared understanding of the what and why of our deliverables. Which is always positive project momentum.

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Matt Eland • Edited on

I made 9 videos in 7 days on YouTube. One of which hit 300+ views in a single day, which is huge for me currently.

I also wrote a desktop app front-end for a One Night Ultimate Werewolf simulator I wrote in July as an AI fun project.

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Idris Rampurawala

It's been a while since I have written a post on this platform. I have finally published my long-pending post about some of the underrated skills of a
a senior software engineer from an engineer's perspective ๐ŸŽŠ

Follow this link to read more ๐Ÿ‘‡

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cloutierjo • Edited on

Finished development of a 3 month project exactly in time, almost in scope and most importantly without overtime or burning out anyone in the team!

The great thing is we didnโ€™t believe we could achieve this three month ago! But now looking forward to my end-of-year vacation

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Jakub T. Jankiewicz • Edited on

Finished my P2P WebRTC chat demo in JavaScript. It was my second attempt. This time used SimplePeer library instead of Native Browser API.

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Rahul • Edited on

I didn't win anything big this week, but learned many things. I recently launched 600+ Free Designer Resource on Product hunt. Got really less upvotes and support from the community, infact my previous product fReddit got 180 upvotes.

Anyway I learned many things. And will hustle hard more for next time.

Next week I have planned to publish dev related article daily.

If you're looking for free design resources you can visit - 600+ Free Design Resources

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Neeraj Lagwankar • Edited on

Finally wrote a blog post after 2.5y of postponing lol

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Rock on! Major props for writing that post. I checked it out and it looks super well written and thorough. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Neeraj Lagwankar

Thanks a lot for the kind words ๐Ÿ’ช

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Thaynara Lima • Edited on

This week I made a little project with JS, CSS and HTML. It went very well, i'm really happy that I was able to do it :)

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Gabor Szabo

Congrats. Is it public? Can we see it? Did you also post about it?

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Thaynara Lima

Unfortunately It is not public yet because i'm having some issues with my computer and GitHub but i'm trying to resolve it, and I haven't post anything, I've literally just create this account :D

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Gabor Szabo

Then welcome to DEV. Bienvenidos.

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pontakornth

Our project was complete and presented. We prepared so hard to prevent any problem. And there was no problem yesterday! Everyone did a great job!

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Jun Santilla

New project: A huge collection of UI resources
github.com/junsantilla/uiResources.io
uiresources-io.vercel.app/

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markrutherfordmryum

Can officially call myself Full Stack this week. At the moment I'm just loving that I'm loving work again.

Another day as a dev

Stop by this week's meme thread!