💆🏼 Good afternoon ⛅,
I’m happy to share with you a second screencast transcript
in a series now entitled:
➡ Solving issues with tools running in a shell
While writing previous posts,
I intended to keep in mind personas
who'd be showing curiosity with regard to #TechWatch
(in the field of programming and product refinement)
and who would be willing to play a little maybe
with two distinct but nonetheless connected discovery paths about
- how to use command-lines tools the way
we'd play with lego™ (or anonymous) bricks or sewing needles 🧱🪡?
(imagine sewing concrete bricks together, what could go wrong?)
- how to polish one's existing career (in _tech_)? 💅🏼
So far, anecdotic topics have been picked
merely to refine on-going processes aiming at learning together 🏹
🎯 how to look forward in fast-moving fields of activity
without the need to feel guilty about
- not having socnet accounts,
- enough free as in free speech side-projects,
- knowing what a monad is
(or whatever infamous orange sites would fancy these days),
…and not to remind us of the appalling impostor syndrome,
for not ever feeling like we'd be doing anything
as nearly perfect enough in the eyes of some otherworldy
all-knowing, close, foreign, imaginary idiot god?
That came out in an oddly specific or vaguely familiar way maybe, didn't it? 🙄😅
Although we could change perceptions a little
by changing definitions starting with
what perfect means to us and collectively i.e.
"what has been achieved, executed or carried out"
See link to a wiktionary definition ^1
It was only yesterday that an article (in french 🇫🇷) authored by Nina Bailly
and shared by Sara Dufour, struck me like lightning ⚡
about how language, its use and word shape our cognitive capabilities:
Could one extend this hypothesis from natural grammars to Backus–Naur forms
and why shall we stop right here ? -
There are musical notations, all sorts of formulas, hieroglyphs, emojis, glyphs beyond pens and touchscreens?
Picking the right tool could be much similar to picking the right words.
I certainly don't mean that we should disguise truths,
only that clarifying what we mean by returning to definitions in good faith
could work well enough sometimes.
Instead of giving ourselves hard times, why should not we choose
to learn together how to strive by maintaining professional work - private life balance?
⚠ I don't have straightforward answers but I very much intend to share past experiences, which could benefit to others 😅🤗
P.S. I can't find anymore a video shared by Henry Story about this same exact topic (and Sapir–Whorf hypothesis) but it doesn't matter as long as we learn together how to pick better mind-body extensions 🚼🐾💡
- for subscribing to Sioukam's Lette 📨
- for subscribing to Sioukam's Station 📺
- for subscribing to Sioukam's TikTopk (!) 🎵
And guess what 🤯?
Those are all reversible actions 😊
Thanks, GDPR 📃
^1 About doing perfect things
I don't mind using perfect in a sentence
as long as it is not taken too far
as in "blame culture" land
(there are strangely implemented Service Level Objectives
and Objectives and Keys Results for that
so let's not wander off too much here 😅).
Since Definitions of DONE are out there,
why not having Definitions of PERFECT
All half-baked jokes aside 🥖,
I intend to make this letter regular
and I'll insist on aiming for a *healthy* conversation 💬🗨⛑