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Michael Tharrington
Michael Tharrington

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What was your win this week?

Hey everybody! 👋

Hope y'all all enjoy your weekends!

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

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Baking some tasty treats 🍪

a bunch of flamingos walking around together, the word "weekend?" appears again and again above different flamingos heads

Top comments (15)

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Kurtiss Frost
  • picked up my studies again and started following my Udemy course (currently learning CSS)
  • Started a resume project using html & CSS
  • updated my actual resume
  • got my coding environments sorted out (sort of lol. I MIGHT be swapping distros again 🙃)
  • uploaded a new repo to GitHub and wrote an article about the experience. I was testing out ChatGPT.
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I have completed my research perfectly. I thought I would miss the deadline, but thanks to ChatGPT, everything has been smooth since I found out about it. It has helped me a lot.

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Michael Tharrington

Super cool! I'm curious though, how do you go about citing sources for a research paper when using ChatGPT... or are you using it less for research/writing and more for generating ideas that you could then dive into and write about? In your example it kinda seems like the latter, in which case if you're just using it as a jumping off point, you're less likely to need to source things.

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Amara Graham

We have a "shoutouts" channel in our company Slack where I got not one but TWO shoutouts! 🎉 One from a direct report and another from someone else in the department where he included other members of my team as well.

I won't share the whole thing, but here is what I considered the biggest part of the win -

You all are always approachable, reasonable, motivated, solution-oriented, and positive.
100% how I wish to work with colleagues

We were reorged earlier this quarter and late this week finally felt like we had recovered from the shock of the transition and will ultimately be ok. 🧡

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Shai Almog

Finished writing the 3rd chapter of my new book. It's a huge chapter with 9k words... Published my new course and course platform.

Filmed seven videos for my new youtube channel. It started with no subscribers a couple of weeks ago and is seeing really great growth.

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Shai Almog

Also this just in. Turns out I'm the most published contributor on dzone in 2022.

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Michael Tharrington

Holy crap! That's awesome news — I actually used to work at DZone a few years ago. I figured you might be familiar with them as I know ya frequently cover Java, but it's cool to hear it confirmed that ya are posting there. I loved working with the Editorial team at DZone and there were some great folks in the community... Anywho, major congrats!

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Vladislav Zenin
  • Got my first subs and reactions around here. Thank you, DEV! Win!

  • Found amazing lecture about generative models and autoencoders. Win!
    Just look at how trained autoencoder smoothly transforms a dog into a bird:
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  • Wrote one more post about python module itertools. Win!

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Zisulin Morbrot

I finally got around finishing and publishing my first article on here, yay me!

It's about building a simple authentication app with Deno's Fresh and Supabase and it's the first time I did something like this so please let me know what you think!

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Bobby Iliev

I received the 32 Week Community Wellness Streak badge 🥇

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Dendi Handian • Edited

Today, I got 32-week streak community wellness badge.

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Gabor Szabo • Edited
  • Just in time for this post I reached 400 followers. yay!
  • Almost finish my year-end accounting
  • Continued the daily 2 posts
  • Finished a hardware project. (putting 4 screws in a board)
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Nashe Omirro

I'm almost done with this stupid package I'm making

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Jeremy Friesen

I had so many pairing sessions. But my big win was when a newer dev paired to get me unstuck.

It's fantastic watching domain experts emerge!

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Thomas Hansen

Finally, a couple of hours ago, we released a new version of Magic we've been working on for 3 months ^_^

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

Node.js doesn’t stop from running other operations because of Libuv, a C++ library responsible for the event loop and asynchronously handling tasks such as network requests, DNS resolution, file system operations, data encryption, etc.

What happens under the hood when Node.js works on tasks such as database queries? We will explore it by following this piece of code step by step.