I just got this awesome old school Ebbets Field Flannels baseball hat from my buddy Joel Kuehn with his company logo on it. I love the early 1900’s feel to it and the style. Very memorable company swag that stands out.
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss is excellent. One of the best books I read in the past year and it has tons of advice on negotiation that is applicable in many areas of your life. Everything from buying a new vehicle, to working with companies, to even negotiating salary.
One tip he shares related to salary is to never go first, but if you are cornered then only offer a range. Never share what you are making today. For example:
Interviewer: What are your salary expectations?
You: At top places like X Corp., people in this job get between $130,000 and $170,000.
When doing a range like this the low number is more than likely what they will gravitate toward so be sure it’s a value you actually want.
This is just the surface of the book but I believe it’s one you should own and read. I’ve picked up so many tips for negotiating in life from it. Even persuading my kids to do want I want.
A few months ago I moved the sidebar in my code editor to the right and I love it. In fact, I’m sad I’ve been writing code for 20 years without ever doing this before. If you’ve never tried it, you should and here is a video by Jeff Sagal demonstrating why it’s useful:
I have all of my editors, that allow it, set up this way and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a left sidebar again. Look at how beautiful VS Code is, and no janky code moving when you open it.
Today I received the following email…
As I was blazing through my inbox, my first reaction to fire off a quick yes, but then just as I started to reply I noticed the “There” was capitalized. That threw up a flag to my brain, then as I thought for 10 seconds I came to the conclusion that no one with good faith would email this question. Instead, they would say you have a broken link on this page.
I deleted this email and didn’t reply, but they almost got me. Of course, now I’m going to spend all day wondering what the goal of this email actually was? Maybe they just wanted to see if the email address they sent it to was active. Who knows.
Ever wanted to debug a site or web app while on the go, or maybe view it on mobile and do some debugging? As you may know Safari on iOS doesn’t include any form of console utilities but the Inspect Browser makes a great replacement that includes all the basic features to get the job done.
I’ve been a fan of the bullet journal method and been using it for a while. There is something oddly satisfying about looking at your past written notes versus being all digital. Here is a new way of doing the weekly spread that is still simple but gives it a little visual appearance.