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Kyle Shevlin
JavaScript engineer . host. Speaker. instructor. Loves & . board member. He/him.
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Kyle Shevlin 11m
I dropped a $21k lump sum of my savings to pay off a student loan for and all we got was this stupid gif 🎉
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Kyle Shevlin 1h
Replying to @jdetle
Infinite tic tac toe would be interesting. I’d have to look up some algorithms on how to keep checks efficient.
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Kyle Shevlin 1h
Replying to @jdetle
I’m sitting here this morning thinking what changes I would make to create 3 & 4 person tic tac toe 🤔
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Kyle Shevlin 1h
Replying to @kvlly
Same! I had a dream last night where I went shopping and forgot my mask, and I couldn’t understand how I did that! I was certain I was doomed to die from COVID. Then I woke up. I realized I didn’t forget my mask, but the threat is still real.
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Kyle Shevlin 1h
Replying to @kyleshevlin
Tacking on to this thread, the post is done! Go check it out:
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Kyle Shevlin 1h
Replying to @eggheadio
And if video content is more your thing, I recorded a short 7 video collection covering the material and put it on for free. You can find that collection here:
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Kyle Shevlin 1h
Friends 👋 That post about building tic tac toe in React that I've been prattling on about lately? It's finally published! Read it here: This is great material for anyone interested in simple grid-based games and/or an intro to some React concepts.
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Kyle Shevlin 2h
Replying to @timkevinoxley @gunar
Also a _very_ good point.
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Kyle Shevlin 2h
Replying to @gunar
Impossible for two reasons. “Objective” tests are inherently biased by the creator’s unconscious bias, eg an IQ test is demonstrably full of bias. Second, Goodhart’s law. When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.
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Kyle Shevlin 2h
Gatekeepers gonna gatekeep. We’ve got to get rid of the gatekeepers as fast as possible.
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Kyle Shevlin 3h
Whenever I see something like this, I always think, “I’d just run the code to get the answer. That’s what a REPL is for. My brain shouldn’t need to do that. While we are here, let’s refactor it so a brain _can_ understand it!” Never judge yourself based on one of these quizzes.
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Kyle Shevlin 11h
Replying to @kyleshevlin
State is a value held in the closure of a function. State can be passed as a prop, ie a function argument, to a child component.
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Kyle Shevlin 11h
Components are just functions (conceptually). Props are the arguments you pass to the function.
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Kyle Shevlin 13h
Replying to @YoavGivati
At first glance, I thought it said dogpoo 💩
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Kyle Shevlin 13h
This is what writing a blog post be like
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Kyle Shevlin 18h
I'm editing some coding videos. The number of times I write `retrun` instead of `return` is ridiculous. It's probably 50/50 how I'm going to spell it any time I have to write it.
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Kyle Shevlin Aug 2
Replying to @JakeStaTeresa
Money won’t always increase. Our market will be corrected someday. And there are other benefits than money.
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Kyle Shevlin Aug 1
Replying to @DanShappir
True, I was trying to express it might be worth making the expectation clear instead of hoping it happens. There are no guarantees that aren’t in the contract.
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Kyle Shevlin Aug 1
I’m so disappointed with Portland Police & Ted Wheeler. What are you accomplishing? Every attempt to quell through violence will be met with increased protests. Your actions are nonsensical. Let the people protest. They won’t incite violence if the police don’t incite violence!
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Kyle Shevlin Aug 1
Replying to @kyleshevlin
Taking less money is sometimes worth it if you look at the whole picture. Hopefully that never happens to you, but if it does, weigh everything carefully. FWIW, I took a $15k cut once, have still not gotten back to my top pay, but I’ve been much happier since. That’s worth it.
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