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22 Feb, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Ahhhh omg it feels so validating to hear this has a name! I really struggle with talking over people (I understand many experience this very negatively) but it’s an incredibly difficult pattern to change because it’s literally how I grew up communicating enthusiasm & support.
Not talking “with” someone is like leaving them alone, similar to refusing to look at them when talking.
It’s interesting (and probably telling) that so much of the traditional business literature talks about communication styles, but much of it is grounded in what feels like a very narrow Ivy League conception of communication. This is so much richer.…
I can’t speak to others’ cultural context, but this feels very akin to how people use car horns in South Asia, as a continuous indicator of presence & collective signaling, rather than only used to punctuate a standalone moment of alarm. It’s communicating *with* instead of *at*.

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10 Feb
Attempting a (necessarily imperfect) simple explanation: most coders reuse code from others in the course of doing their work, either public code on the web or private code from their coworkers/colleagues…
A lot of times, you can figure out the names of the private code libraries being shared within big organizations. On one of the most popular tools, if you made a public library with the same name & said it was a newer version, those coders would unknowingly get your code instead.
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Opening with the stomp-stomp-clap of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, Prince went for crowd participation right from the start, with a nod to one of the biggest stadium anthems of all time — and notably, is one of the songs in the set that he never performed any time before or after.
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This is the fun track: today’s my turn to share a #PrinceTwitterThread, one of the most fun traditions amongst Prince fans. Today is a celebration of Power Fantastic, a fan favorite, and a standout for this year’s deluxe re-release of his 1987 masterwork, Sign O’ The Times.
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So, it’s time to take the next big step: Making it easy to instantly build and share a real app with your colleagues, coworkers or collaborators. Not just coding an app together, *using* an app together.…
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