After switching from petroleum engineering to software development, I have folks ask whether they should do the same.
A turkey was chatting with a bull.
Bottom Line — Imposter syndrome will kill your self-confidence in your craft. The solution is to teach your craft. Teach through writing or video work. You don’t have to be an expert to begin.
Bottom Line — With a video background, I could move around and other people can be behind me without being seen on video.
Bottom Line — Specify a ruby version and RVM will automatically switch them for you when you open a different project.
Bottom Line — My heart wasn’t in it. The cyclical downturns got old. I jumped to software. No regrets about starting with petroleum engineering.
The internet is made up of millions of interconnected computers that send and receive messages. That’s it.
Bottom Line — Worried about being replaced? If you stack your above average skills, they’ll be worth more than the value of a single highly valued skill. Here are examples where stacked skills helped me overcome fierce competition.
Bottom Line — My blog is meant for writing. A Jekyll static site allows me to write with ease and avoid friction I experienced with WordPress.
When I setup a new development environment, I’ll commit my code to GitHub but the green boxes won’t show my contribution for that day.