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Simon Adcock
Software eng 💕 he+him 💕 Platform team for Stable ⚖ site for everyone 🌐, max ≫ speed, min ≪ dev inconvenience 😭
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Simon Adcock Jul 19
Replying to @SiAdcock
Or, you know, *my* brain wasn’t built to cope with it. I don’t wanna speak for you lot who actually know what you’re doing. I mean, someone must know, right?
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Simon Adcock Jul 19
Replying to @SiAdcock
Software development. It never ceases to amaze me how difficult it is to see what we’re even doing as we’re doing it. It’s like human brains weren’t built to cope with it!
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Simon Adcock Jul 19
We’ve been building a CSS component framework for 4 months, then someone looks at it and comments that we haven’t been building a framework, we’ve been building a library of shareable components. And he was right! How did we not see it?
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Simon Adcock Jul 5
Replying to @freezydorito
Look at this crazy wizard
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Simon Adcock Jul 4
I’m definitely going to try out the colour blindness emulator Chrome extension See. Maybe try browsing the web with a different colour anomaly per week. It will hopefully make me become more empathic, as well as highlight some really obvious problems with our website
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Simon Adcock Jul 4
Replying to @freezydorito
It’s on our weekly shopping list... Bought one just this morning! 🤗🌈🦄
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Simon Adcock Jul 1
Replying to @freezydorito
Keep boshing out compile-to-CSS plugins until you’re banned from the internet for epic shitposting or are declared Winner of NPM
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Simon Adcock Jul 1
Replying to @freezydorito
Really great work! I’ve always thought there was too much syntax on the web!
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Simon Adcock Jul 1
Replying to @freezydorito
You are blowing my normie mind right now, I mean what’s wrong with good old fashioned CSSinJS?
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Simon Adcock Jul 1
Replying to @freezydorito
Laura!
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Simon Adcock Jul 1
Replying to @philoTechnica
Sure that is surprising! Just putting baby to sleep, will watch video later 😊
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Simon Adcock Jul 1
Replying to @philoTechnica
Problem is, we’re far more likely to throw away the single use plastic bag, clogging up oceans and creating huge landfills. Maybe robust and reusable plastic bags are a better solution than cotton?
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Simon Adcock Jun 27
Great set of reward stickers thanks to ! Not sure how to give them out without coming across as patronising, but I’m determined to try
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Simon Adcock Jun 27
Replying to @KaizenGooner
Not at my company, mind you. Other places I have worked 😄
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Simon Adcock Jun 27
Replying to @KaizenGooner
Cool, yeah I see juniors doing the grunt work that ends up on websites, rushing things out without being given time to learn. Leads to elitism, seniors lording it over juniors, an attitude that gets passed on when juniors start levelling up (assuming they don’t quit or get fired)
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Simon Adcock Jun 26
Replying to @stevegibbings
I offered my mentoring services to anyone who wanted it for the last 2 years, and nobody took me up until a couple of weeks ago. If nobody bites, other people in your org might have different skills, try to start a programme that matches mentors with mentees and help out that way
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Simon Adcock Jun 26
Replying to @stevegibbings
Ha! Yeah, your mentee has to want to be mentored, it’s frustrating trying to mentor someone who doesn’t know what they want. Let them settle in for a bit, they’ll soon discover what they’re interested in, or in what they are lacking. Or maybe they never will, and that’s okay too
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Simon Adcock Jun 26
Replying to @stevegibbings
Not everyone will be into everything. My current mentee doesn’t even want to meet with me, he just wants an email a week with a task (real or contrived) and some articles to read! Conversely, I meet my mentor once a fortnight to go through a Scala course and drill into exercises
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Simon Adcock Jun 26
Replying to @stevegibbings
So many ways to mentor someone! it depends on their level, personality, preferred learning style. Start with a conversation about what they want to take away, how they want go about it. Hands on tasks, exercises, reading lists, pairing, occasional catchups to discuss progress...
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Simon Adcock Jun 26
Replying to @KaizenGooner
Sorry man, I might need a bit of help unpacking that statement! Hierarchy diagram?
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