Hey, Happy Tuesday!
To all the new subscribers this week, welcome, and thanks for taking a risk on this.
I hope you enjoy this week’s “Tuesday Letter” :)
📜 Quote of the week
…lack of time is actually lack of priorities.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
👉 ️Personal Updates
Today, I have applied to the Github Sponsors program and got in 🎉. I got inspired by Caleb Porzio‘s work and his Sponsorware idea. I also wrote a quick post about this. What do you think? Is this a good strategy? Is it fair to the sponsors? Is it good for the open-source community?
Couple of days ago, I stumbled upon one of my older posts: Why Reading is so Good. I wrote it on July 19th, 2019. It was a second post on my blog. Back then, I was not aware of Hacker News and Indiehackers, so I thought to share it there. It got picked up pretty well on Indiehackers, getting roughly 200 views. Unfortunately, I got 0 newsletter subscribers :) What helped you convince to subscribe?
- Yesterday, I applied to Basecamp’s Rails Programmer Position. Tomorrow is the deadline. I spent at least 3-4 days preparing this application. Before submitting, I realized the application was for the senior role but decided to apply anyway. Fingers crossed.
🖥️ Developer Things
For Python lovers out there, who also want to write a book (or blog posts), there is a cool new tool: Jupyter Book. Jupyter Book is an open-source project for building beautiful, publication-quality books and documents from computational material. I’ll be giving it ago whenever doing any tutorial type of posts.
Someone asked a great question on Indiehackers, about learning Bash and the best resources to do that. Here is the list of my personal favorites:
Introduction to OpenBSD (Video, Slides). Ever since reading Derek Siver’s post about his favorite OS, I wanted to give OpenBSD above. I now, what resource to use when I get around to trying it out.
😁️ Person of the Week
Adil is a data scientist in NTT DATA Corporation Japan. He works on building Big Data infrastructure solutions and data analytics algorithms. I discovered him through his cool analysis on Messi and Ronaldo. He has some great work in the Data Analysis / Science space.
🐔 Tweet of the week
Congrats to Jordan for winning Indiehackers. In all seriousness, though, it is a great achievement. Many from the community aspire to reach the same heights as Jordan, myself including.