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“The difference between a grinder and a lazy person is only 3x — a grinder might work 100 hours/week versus a mere 30 hours for an oaf. Yet we routinely see people who are 100x or 1000x more productive than others. How?” https://andrewchen.substack.com/p/10x-work-versus-1x-work
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Permissionless fault proofs are live on OP Mainnet, and the OP Stack arrives at Stage 1 decentralization! Here is a technical break down on Fault Proofs from OP Labs. https://blog.oplabs.co/the-fault-proof-system-is-available-for-the-op-stack/
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Kent Beck on the documentation tradeoff. Good stuff https://tidyfirst.substack.com/p/the-documentation-tradeoff
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Check out this explorer to see the fault proof system in action. Each dispute is a claim about the L2 state and if the defender wins then its a valid claim and withdrawals can be processed based on that claim, if the challenger wins then it is not a valid claim https://optimism.blockscout.com/dispute-games
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Hey this looks like Castle Mountain. I live nearby. If you're here shoot me a DM and let's go do some outdoor stuff
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“The paradox is that in an effort to do more, we end up doing less.” https://fs.blog/what-you-do-today-is-not-essential/
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RAG. https://github.blog/2024-04-04-what-is-retrieval-augmented-generation-and-what-does-it-do-for-generative-ai/
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Yeah. I do think it's good to check in and stay on top of what people are doing, but not with "hey, can we talk for a minute...?" That interrupts focus and depending on the environment and your relationship some people find it stressful.
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“Don’t interrupt your team with surprise meetings or requests. Be intentional instead.” https://newsletter.canopy.is/p/avoiding-surprise-requests
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OTOH it _is_ pretty wild that an intelligent computer did some totally un-programmed reasoning, and wrote some code for you that created charts. They’ll look good too soon enough
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I was thinking more for other chains where reorgs are more common, but those are slowly going away I guess. Not an issue for most L2s and eventually won’t be for Ethereum. Seems like a good choice overall
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Famously good moves in the last 10 years: - Rebooting VS Code as open source and developer friendly. Whoever PMed that should be knighted - Properly reorging around cloud instead of windows - Acquiring GitHub - Acquiring npm (OK maybe not yet but there’s opportunity there) - The OpenAI partnership
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Also is this with mev-boost? It seems too low
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Join /smoothly 😀
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This is really nice! But is there a potential issue with using the block number in the case of reorgs? The receipt would then be for a different transaction. I guess that would be evident quickly so maybe not an issue in reality
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I find it painful working without it now. At the very least it’s great autocomplete. And for some tedious things it’s such a time saver, eg complicated regular expressions
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Near Banff, Alberta, Canada
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Pretty wild light show in the sky last night
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“If you saddle them with mess after mess to fix without a path to greater things, even if you pay them well, you’ll lose the truly ambitious high performer who feels uninvested-in and directionless.”
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Great post on managing high performers. Advice #1: manage them! “Doing and coaching are two separate skills; you can help someone improve without being better than them” https://blog.staysaasy.com/p/managing-high-performers
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