1 year ago 🥁 for day 14, 2021 with 285 words.

Look Two Hands

Days of COVID: 304.
Exercise: None.
Welsh word of the day: Cot (Coat).

Hi my name is Yorick, and I'm a developer.

I've finished the first section of the book "Ask your Developer" where Jeff Lawson covers how any company that has any kind of processes should in fact consider themselves as a software company. Jeff Bezos doesn't think of Amazon a retail company, he thinks of Amazon as a software company that sells things. The same with Salesforce and many many other companies. They view themselves first and foremost as a software company. In many ways Tesla is a software company that happens to make cars.

I'm now at the more interesting - for me anyway - section of the book where he talks about Developers, who they are, what motivates them, how to get them to work the magic that they do. Jeff, while the CEO of a public company, still codes, and that is how he introduces himself to new staff when they join Twilio. Plus it's true, he does still code, most days.

In other news I signed up for the 7 day free trial of SimplePiano - which is going to be expensive if I go past the seven days - but not so expensive really, and cheap compared to piano lessons from a real teacher. Today I played with both hands - not at the same time you understand, but in the same composition, still reading the music, which is slowly getting easier with practice. If nothing else the app makes the learning fun - although I have been requested to wear headphones so maybe my playing is not as good as I think it is.

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By Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally, to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

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