This is a collection of tweets I've enjoyed. I use Twitter quite a bit, so I wanted a place to publicly share what inspires me, makes me laugh, and makes me think.
The difference between good and great is often an extra round of revision. The person who looks things over a second time will appear smarter or more talented, but actually is just polishing things a bit more. Take the time to get it right. Revise it one extra time.
Everyone wants to be brave. Very few of us want to feel vulnerable. There is no courage without uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Brave is vulnerable. Embrace the suck.
The world is now permissionless. No one can stop you from creating a podcast, publishing a newsletter, or creating a project. The only permission you need is your own.
Prediction: The best indie hacker companies in 2021 will be building tools and platforms to support the creator economy — the millions of people moving online to make a living from writing, videos, podcasting, teaching, etc.
Marketing *against* something else is never very interesting. May get clicks but you don't build the future w/ anti-marketing. "Cloud" is dramatically more expansive than "not on-premises infra." Multi-model, distributed databases are much bigger than "NoSQL" or "non-relational"
In DevRel, if you can make developers both successful and happy then almost everything else will take care of itself. The problem is that it takes a lot of consistent & sometimes thankless work over a long period of time to get there.
...you can shift your mindset to live more richly now. If you’re under 40 you’re a *time billionaire*, truly wealthier than Warren Buffet! If you don’t believe that, ask yourself this: Would you trade places with Warren Buffet if it meant being his age (90)?
‘All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. Your taste is good enough that you can tell what you’re making is kind of a disappointment to you... It’s only by going through a volume of work that you’re going to catch up & close that gap.’ —Ira Glass
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At some point I made the decision to focus on foundational concepts; not features of a particular implementation; my tech career took off.
Numbers every frontend developer should aim for: 16ms: refresh animation frame without jank 100ms: UI updates perceived as instant 1s: App/site load time 3s: Hold attention long enough to prevent Alt-Tabbing to see what’s on Reddit