Ask HN: How to Estmate the Value of a Website
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Ask HN: How to Estmate the Value of a Website
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This was my experience as well. I became very interested in F# and Clojure about 6-8 years ago because they were seemingly better languages that attracted better users.
I was wanting to work with people who cared more about the work they were doing than those I had been working with. I thought functional programming was a way to so this. I thought that by learning these languages that I would find the programming promised land of good tools and good users.
I never found anything like that though. I couldn't find many jobs using these languages and the few I did seemingly were too difficult to be hired in. And I was never successful in evangelizing them in the roles I was already in.
The F# landscape seems to be worse than it was a few years ago. And I am fairly certain it will never change for the better. I think being .net hinders it in a way that the JVM doesn't hinder clojure. C# is a pretty good language and platform and the community is fairly aligned with the Microsoft's direction and influence on the ecosystem.
IIRC the layers of dead trees also caused pervasive fires. One because of the fuel from the trees, but also because oxygen levels were much higher due to large amount of carbon trapped in the trees.
Apparently much of worlds coal was also from this period.
I run octordle, and I think you're right. I went with boards + 5 which felt like the sweet spot. Presently the win rate is 55% which seems good.
Early on friends complained it was too hard. In my experience after a few games it gets pretty easy.
I have seen the same as well. It also causes the managers to be disconnected from the realities of the team. Since they've delegated most everything, they don't need to pay attention and are free to go play politics with the other managers and senior leadership. This then leads to poor decision making by the managers when they actually need to make decisions.
I suspect they're thinking longer term than 3 months. The S&P returned nearly 29% in 2021, 18% in 2020 and 38% in 2019. That is doubling your money (nominally) in 3 years which is fantastic compared to the averages.
I experienced something similar in terms of having to juggle numerous responsibilities spanning multiple roles. It is unfortunate and not only is your company taking advantage of you, your coworkers are too. This is at least what I experienced where I'd go out of my way to help others yet those I helped rarely paid it back.
I'm in between jobs now and am down leveling in my new role to a senior developer from an architect/manager/lead dev with just as much pay and comparable benefits and plenty of other appealing aspects. It took me 4 months to find the right position, but I was patient. The excitement and relief are palpable.
FAANG companies have never interested me much so I'm willing to take a lower comp, but I still do really well for my area.
My point is that it just isn't worth the headache. A retention bonus probably isn't life changing money so ask if it is worth it at all. Maybe you'll get it before you find that new job, maybe you won't. But focus on what will make your life better, not just compensation and titles.
You're being taken advantage of and not compensated for what you bring to the table.
I had a small one in my backyard for a few years. My goldfish would ofen simply disappear. One day they were there, the next day they weren't. They also died often and there were a few causes.
* a good number jumped out as the water level was close to the top of the tank when the water was cycled. Of these, some were found me and others by something else. * birds found and ate them. I was completely okay with this. I never actually confirmed this but it seemed the only plausible reason * illness. The goldfish I bought were feeder fish meant for turtles and were never meant to survive long. Disease was a big component. I would replenish often, but on two occasions within a week or two, all would be dead, old and new. * temperature. We had a deeper freeze than typical for my area in the 20s F. It froze in the pipes and much of the tank. And in the summer we had over 100F
I would have cared more were they fish for consumption. When you can buy goldfish for 10 cents a piece it was too easy to simply replenish than to fix the problems. A more humane, and likely cheaper solution would have been to put a small amount of ammonium chloride in the water regularly. I had a giant bag from setting up the system.
I got a ton of lettuce and tomatoes from the system though and learned a ton.
Except it doesn't really exist anymore. Perhaps F# lives on within Walmart though.
I imagine if you get caught once, the SEC is going to audit everything you've done and find most occurrences of insider training. Theres a 5% chance for each of those occurrences and you're going to owe a lot if any are found.
This is my opinion as well. Many of the power user commands I've learned were to avoid annoying and fiddly things. It is less about saving time and more about saving effort for me. With occasional RSI, if I can use a couple hot keys to save 50-100 typed characters, it is very worth it to me, both for time and effort and to minimize the annoyance-factor of doing the same thing yet again.
NimbleText https://nimbletext.com/ has saved me so much time. I use it to generate sql from spreadsheets and other one-off code generation from data.
Most (I assume) residential consumers pay a fixed price, so that cost falls to the energy providers. Events like these have caused smaller Retail Energy Providers to have to go bankrupt due to not being able to pay for the demand of their customers.
This concept is called Demand Response and is quite prevalent. Consumers receive a discount for reducing their load at peak times.
This frequently targets very high demand customers rather than residential for the simple fact that it's easier to ask a company to delay starting a single piece of machinery than to reduce the load on an equivalent but large number consumer appliances like refirgerators.
Doing this at a residential level will require significant costs to support at a residential scale. Technology is the key in solving this problem.
What exactly does the RPi control? Is it some sort of WiFi or programmable outlet? I've wanted to do this, but wasn't sure how to get the RPi to control the lights.
My mechanical timers have all broken or drifted too.
The speech was about the mangos. They specifically said looking up the grower went from 7 days to 12 seconds due to blockchain and a $7b savings.
I was recently at an "Emerging Technology" conference for emerging technologies that was targeted at non-technical entrepreneurs and innovators. 90% of the conference was focused on blockchain, while the remaining was focused on AI. During the entire conference, blockchain was being touted as a silver bullet for many problems, and many of the people at the conference ate it up.
The best anecdote to summarize the conference was a speech by IBM where they covered a project which they did with major retailer to track a supply chain. The speaker mentioned some impressive results which caused a noticeable people around me to literally say "wow". However, they did not once mention specifically how blockchain was the cause of these results or give reasons why blockchain was superior. From what I could tell as an engineer, the entire application could have been built without blockchain.
I was surprised at how blockchain was being touted as the next technological revolution (and very light on the details) and was concerned at how quickly the other attendees accepted blockchain as it was being sold. I left the conference thinking that it would only be a matter of time before blockchain would be touted as a silver bullet in the larger community due to conferences like these (although I am sure they've been happening for a while, and this was my first exposure). It will not be long before a large number of software projects will be based on blockchain needlessly, and/or the engineers will be arguing with management why using blockchain is a mistake.
Relevant XKCD https://xkcd.com/385/
My coworker was a member of that fraternity in the 80s, and he said he had never heard about that event. He was skeptical that it even happened until he read the newspaper article you posted. I would think a knifing death is the type of thing to be passed down in stories, but apparently not.
But then what would the media have to talk about?