I had just been playing around with these three functions this morning and for the life of me I could not remember what DENSE_RANK provided.
The Difference Between ROW_NUMBER(), RANK(), and DENSE_RANK()
Hat tip to the excellent DBWeekly for the link.
Medium announced they are Renewing Medium’s Focus. The short version, they aren’t making anywhere near as much money as they are spending and the investors are getting antsy. See DHH’s post Venture capital is going to murder Medium.
Twitter, who I love dearly, can’t seem to figure out who they are, what they are or what they are supposed to be building. Hell, even the CEO is hedging his bets with a second gig. It’s only a matter of time before Google or Microsoft swallows them whole and craps out something that vaguely recesembles what made Twitter so great from the start.
Way too many people (me included) have given up on writing outside of Twitter and Medium and I am afraid that one day they are going to wake up and realize they have lost everything.
A month or so ago, I started to make a concious effort to post anything I thought I might want to refer back to (or others may) to this site. Blogo has made this just about as effecient (see) as using a Twitter app directly (can’t speak for Medium). There really is nothing wrong writing a sentnce or two about why a link is worth reading and sharing that instead.
As we begin 2017, I recommend you start doing the same as well.
You lost me at “Growth”
Does this stuff really work for people?
I have no objectsions to a cold email/intro/etc, but have some guts and try to actually sell yourself on something tangible.
Very odd icon choice by Apple. I get that this represents my ‘shopping bag’, but clicking on it is the only way to login to your account on the home page without scrolling to the footer.
Sat down at my computer with the goal of making a quick change to a background worker.
My internal clock said “This will take 10 minutes”.
Four commits later, at least 85 minutes had passed*.
Felt like 10 minutes time went by.
Estimates are hard.
* Didn’t plan on timing this, not exactly sure the duration between starting and the first commit, but it should have actually been just a couple of minutes to get it started.
Great piece by Seth Godin, The Candy Diet:
Clickbait works for a reason. Because people click on it.