Initiator Creator - Initiator Creator - Issue 73

Initiator Creator - Issue #73

By Saurabh Y. // 28 August 2021

Developer

Using stretch work assignments to help engineers grow - StackOverflow

Stretch work assignments are tasks or projects that are a bit beyond an engineer’s current skill or knowledge level and that allow them to improve and learn new things.

MIDIVal - the easiest way to interact with MIDI in your browser - Medium

MIDI is an amazing protocol. For almost 40 years it’s been allowing musicians to express their creativity, was one of the factors for the rapid development of electronic music and completely revolutionized the music industry. Because it is a low-level protocol, using it directly might be a bit challenging.

How writing can advance your career as a developer - StackOverflow

Writing is an essential part of modern software development, and it’s only getting more critical as remote work becomes increasingly common.

Knights of the Flexbox table - Knights of the flexbox table

If you want to learn flexbox and TailwindCSS then this game is just meant for you.

Wavesurfer.js - Navigable waveform built on Web Audio and Canvas - Github

With wavesurfer.js you can create anything from an HTML5 audio player to a sophisticated DJ application.


Designer

10 Famous Illustrators and Their Inspiring Work - Vectornator

Famous illustrators are behind the scenes of our favorite book illustrations and movies, but you might not be familiar with their names.

A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures - Aeon

Far from being squares or dots that ‘sort of’ approximate a smooth visual scene, pixels are the profound and exact concept at the heart of all the images that surround us – the elementary particles of modern pictures.

The Rise of Long-Form Generative Art - Tyler Hobbs

There's a new art form on the rise. Generative art has existed since the 1960s, but the new on-chain generative art platforms are pushing the medium in an exciting new direction.

Patterns in confusing explanations - Julia Evans

A list of 13 patterns that make explanations hard to understand. For each pattern Julia Evans also explained what she like to do instead to avoid the issue.

Font pairing: How to find the right combinations for your web designs - Webflow

Choosing typography for your web designs can often be frustrating. Here's everything you need to know to make pairing up fonts an easier process.


Entrepreneur

The rise of the one-person unicorn - Nothing Ventured

The way we build startups is changing, and with that change comes the rise of a new breed of company: bootstrapped, cash generative, and growing like crazy.

How to Build an Authentic and Profitable Personal Brand - Medium

Believe it or not, you already have a personal brand, even if you’ve never published a single piece of content online. Just by being born and existing, you have a personal brand because people have opinions about you.

How to hire your first engineer: A guide for nontechnical founders - TechCrunch

For founders who have a startup idea but few engineering skills to make it a reality making the team’s first technical hire can be a daunting task.

Why Startups Fail: Top 12 Reasons - CB Insights

From lack of product-market fit to disharmony on the team, we break down the top 12 reasons for startup failure by analyzing 110+ startup failure post-mortems.

The Power of Product Thinking - A16Z

The simplest way to define product thinking is that it is the skill of knowing what makes a product useful — and loved — by people.


Marketer

How To Find Sites To Place External Links: Best Strategies - Serpstat

Google may conclude that you are trying to manipulate its search algorithms and punish you. It's better to aim for fewer high-quality links than thousands of links that are of no value.

How to Ask for Business in an Email - Criminally prolific

If there’s one thing that’s essential to sales it’s writing clear, concise and effective emails when asking customers for business.

Widely Viewed Content Report: What People See on Facebook - Facebook

What people see in their Facebook News Feed, the different content types that appear in their Feed and the most-viewed domains, links, Pages and posts on the platform during the quarter.


Interesting Read

Science Explains Why Uncertainty Is So Hard on Our Brain - Medium

Uncertainty acts like rocket fuel for worry; it causes people to see threats everywhere they look, and at the same time it makes them more likely to react emotionally in response to those threats.

Personal values: how knowing yourself can guide your actions - Ness Labs

Our values are our preferences concerning what we consider appropriate courses of actions. They strongly influence our decisions, and yet, very few take the time to wonder: what are my personal values?

Life management: a holistic approach to make the most of your life - Ness Labs

Your life is not a list. Rather than managing each aspect of your life separately, life management is about integrating all the moving parts of your life. In contrast to traditional task management, this holistic approach provides the foundations for a more creative, productive, happy life.


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