Things I believe
- Dinesh Bhattarai
- 325 words
- 2 min
- Keep it simple, stupid. You ain't gonna need it.
- Instrospect: Before, while and after.
- Don't get personally attached. Be prepared to throw away something you’ve done in order to do something different. Always look for better ways of doing things.
- “Good enough” is good enough for now only.
- Defaults matter. The path of least resistance should always be the best path.
- Maintain your standard, from the beginning.
- Use task queues and batches of reasonable sizes whenever possible.
- Parallize and Pipeline, whenever possible.
- Complexity arises when you don't understand enough to simplify.
- Don't log too excessively. Collect only the data you will use.
- Code becomes liability at some point.
- It is easier to track data flow than state.
- Desgin code with pluggable interfaces for storage, network, protocols, etc.
- Work in small modules, keeping the context switching small.
- Teams are grown, not put together. It takes more time for integration.
- Scale vertically when you can. Scale horizontally where makes sense. Applies to CPU cores as well as experts.
- Don't use contractors as substitute for ordinary staff.
- See yourself in other people. They are also fighting their own battles, living their boring life. Just like you.
- More opinionated people are, the more you should take them with a pinch of salt.
- Judge on their contributions. Imposter syndrome is a thing, as is the Dunning-Kruger effect.
- Be proactive in learning, changing your mentality, reaching out, solving problems, improving lives, enjoying your time, etc.
- Read papers. Read classics. Build multi-dimensional models based on different viewpoints and domains.
- Gather news based on proximity of your location, of your interests, time, usefulness, etc.
- Don’t work in isolation. Share ideas, talk new ideas and designs over with your peers.
- Don't be afraid to have strong opinions, but don't forget their flaws. Listen carefully to the opinions of others too. “strong beliefs, weakly held,” -- Marc Andreessen