Hey All, this is Cinto. I am originally from India, currently working for a tech company in the United States (more precisely The Silicon Valley). My friends who know me claim that I am humourous, a good motivator, and very friendly. Yes, I keep asking them once in a while :P.
I have always loved writing. My oldest memory of writing goes back to when I was 9 years old and I wrote a story for a local town competition. I came 3rd. I've written fiction and plays for my school and college. Recently started writing on Medium.
Git is an important part of our daily programming and solves a lot of our problems — especially when working with a team. Every software developer should be familiar with it.
But if you accidentally make a mistake and are not aware of the options to solve the issue, it may create havoc and increase your blood pressure. I remember when I pushed a wrong commit that deleted a lot of files on the main branch. After hours of searching on Google and Stack Overflow, I was finally able to solve the issue. The day still gives me nightmares.
The people we add to our life have a critical role to play in our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Some of them leave a very positive impact on our life, share our happiness, and listen to us during our sorrows.
But we knowingly or unknowingly, also let toxic people into our lives.
Maintaining a relationship with someone who’s selfish, judgmental, manipulative, or even downright antagonistic requires an enormous amount of emotional energy. The stress from interacting with toxic people can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain.
A study at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany found that exposure…
“I’ll do it tomorrow.”
“Today was stressful, I just don’t have the energy.”
“It is too hard.”
“I cannot do this”
We all have our moments when we just do not want to pick up the hard and challenging things. We better delegate the effort to someone else, rather than pick it up ourselves. We rather do the things we are comfortable with than explore something new and unexplored.
Why does this feel so normal and so common?
Maybe this is what our brain is programmed to do.
If there was a popularity contest between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, Edison would win by a landslide. The reason being that, from an early age, we are taught that Edison is one of the biggest inventors the world has ever seen.
And Tesla is just another scientist, although he developed the innovative ideas for x-rays, remote controls, radio, the electric motor, etc. The fact that Nikola Tesla died a relatively poor man, while Thomas Edison died a multimillionaire is also proof of how the world saw these two scientists.
But Edison did not see Tesla as just another scientist…
Fifteen years ago, I got my dream job fresh out of college. I had a newfound wealth of zeal and determination. I had all these fantasies about how great my new life would be, and how I’d finally have more money, more time, and a job I loved.
But the start of my software career was not as rosy as I had hoped for. I made a lot of mistakes, and I saw people around me making big and small mistakes.
So if you are a fresh grad just out of college, or you just got the dream job you…
The Linux Terminal is a very powerful tool and it’s most probably the most interesting part of Unix. There are a plethora of commands that can help us in our day-to-day life.
I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley, with over 12 years of experience. And I am totally in love with Linux. I consistently use these commands in my everyday life. Knowing some of these utility Linux commands off the back of my mind, has surely made my life a lot easier.
From a developer to a QA to a sysadmin, everyone should have a good grasp of…
I have never been big on productivity hack or tricks. Or to put it another way, none of the productivity strategies I employed earlier worked for me. I have tried writing down my tasks in a list, I have tried task management apps like Things, etc, but I always seemed to digress.
There are some articles that are directly from the heart. There is no research involved in such articles, no big motivation, no crazy ideas, no ‘how to become an entrepreneur’. These are articles where you switch off the internet and pour your heart out to the audience.
I am just another writer on Medium. At the moment of writing, I have close to 700 hard-earned followers, without doing a “follow for follow” or other generally practiced tactics — I follow if I like an author and their articles. …