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Mobile Apps | Engineering | Product | Memes βœ‰οΈ https://t.co/qXM9EZrArM πŸŽ™ https://t.co/9IN9KSPTpW πŸ’Ό odd jobs @scaler_official 🚘 road trips @SayaniBh
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Mar 23 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Discovered a very nice grift to run on NFT Discord servers. If you are moderately savvy on building Web3 frontends (web3.js syncing up with Metamask) and Discord bot creation, you can do this and earn 5-6ETH ($15K) easily.

Disclaimer: I am describing how to run a scam.
πŸ§΅πŸ‘‡ Generally how an NFT project runs is by first announcing an NFT collection (usually 10k items) will be made. A landing page is made that tells you what all benefits the holders of the NFT will have. Some NFTs give you access to some 'exclusive' things.
Mar 22 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Discord channel for Indian Android devs. To discuss

- gradle build times
- compose vs XML
- how tf Dagger works?
- building a design system library
- correct way to modularise
- common problems of large scale apps

100 likes and I'll make it. Rather, 100 likes and I'll make a Google form for anyone who wants to join it (so like + turn on notifications for this thread).

Google form because I want to gatekeep it a bit. There are tons of dead groups. Want to make a group of people who are actually interested in talking
Feb 26 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
At Delhi airport to catch a flight to airport, and a couple of startuppy bros behind me discussing how air travel is so cumbersome, and needs to be 'disrupted'.

"Now that I have to fly so much, I just feel it is a hassle. Security check is such a nightmare" Other guy, obviously, has some tech solutions on his mind.

"It is 2022, how come people still manually see these X Ray scan screens? I am sure some ML or computer vision thing must exist to detect bomb like patterns in these images?"
Feb 25 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I posted it yesterday (FB memory from 2015) about my shitpost from 7 years back. As suggested by @iabhi1610, I posted the same shitpost on LinkedIn yesterday to see how well 7yr old shit can be recycled there.

And boy, LinkedIn doesn't disappoint. 2.2k likes in <24hrs. @iabhi1610 And the comments are an absolute gold mine.
Feb 17 β€’ 19 tweets β€’ 4 min read
After most of yesterday's interaction around crypto investment, I am very convinced that >90% people involved, have gotten soooo nerd-sniped into words like defi, protocol, staking, yield, farming, aplha and what not that they have no clue of the basics of lending and borrowing. I literally saw messages on Twitter and Telegram groups where people are investing $1000 (~INR 80k) and then the first thing they are concerned about is when will they get some $0.5 sticker and $2 t-shirt instead of how will their invested money ever come back.
Feb 15 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
After looking at @TheKenWeb article on Angel Investing today, I went to check the two retail angel investing platforms described. - TYKE and PODWorld.

1. On TYKE the POST request to upload Aadhaaar fails with a 503.

2. On PODWorld the Google signup oauth callback fails I believe a lot of people who are these wannabe retail angel investors (just want to write Angel Investor on Twitter bio), have made their money from tech (tech company salaries, or founders themselves).

These people invest INR 10k ~ 10L on these companies.
Feb 5 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
So, time for a social experiment.

Made myself a new account.
First off, my apologies to the future generation for the carbon cost it comes with.

That's as big a CO2 footprint as a DEL-BLR flight I guess.
Feb 5 β€’ 24 tweets β€’ 6 min read
When I went and talked to multiple tech leaders last year; which includes -
- Dir. of Engg @ BigTech firms
- VP of Engg & CTO of multiple decacorns
- CTOs of multiple unicorns

Regarding learning & growth of engineers, they all, surprisingly said they've the same problem
πŸ§΅πŸ‘‡ I was assuming we will come up with different sets of problems from different buckets of companies like -

- hiring juniors
- hiring seniors
- onboarding new people
- learning design and architecture
- learning product tradeoffs

That did happen, but one more thing happened
Jan 31 β€’ 25 tweets β€’ 5 min read
There are some regions where Polio disease cases caused by the polio vaccine itself (yes you heard it right), is more than the cases caused by wild Polio virus. 🀯

Let's talk about vaccine misinformation, game theory, Nash equilibrium and a lot more.

A thread πŸ§΅πŸ‘‡ Before we begin, let me just link to The Guardian as proof that the tweet above is not misinformation.

theguardian.com/global-develop…

Yes, more people are getting polio from the vaccine than the virus in some African countries.
Jan 26 β€’ 31 tweets β€’ 6 min read
If you product is primarily a mobile app, and you care about giving mobile users a great experience - read on

I have been working/consulting on a bunch of mobile apps, some with over 100M users, and I want to talk about lifecycle management, from a product PoV.

A thread πŸ§΅πŸ‘‡ Let us start with an important fact - most of your power users will be having 12-15 commonly used apps on their phone.

If your users are heavy mobile users, they will have some form of social media addiction - TikTok, Instagra, Snap or Twitter.
Jan 25 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I put Rs. 1 lac into @bharatpeindia #TwelvePercentClub and then shared this information on Twitter.

Earned more via referral cashbacks than I have from interest from the principal till date πŸ˜…πŸ˜… By the way, if you want to invest into #TwelvePercentClub, you can use this link

twelveclub.onelink.me/2Cmd?pid=af_ap…

Note that this is P2P lending, and thus isn't 100% risk free. But it has been 6 months for me now, no defaults yet, everyday it increases by Rs. 33
Jan 25 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Understanding state management is definitely like the final boss of the frontend framework game. It is sometimes to hard to wrap your head around, but it need not be.

In Flutter world, I blame BloC to be have made the thing very convoluted for beginners to understand. Image Step 1 of understanding state should be to separate state from UI.

Many over-powered state management frameworks have mechanisms of _constructing UI from state_, which is useful for seasoned devs, but hinders beginners from learning what happens under the hood
Jan 25 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
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Jan 24 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
There used to be an internet once full of blogs, informative websites, and was true to the premise of internet being a place to search and get to know about anything.

A small cafe owner writing about recipes they experimented with or a woodworker reviewing varnishes.. Today capitalism has killed that internet. Every venture funded company has a marketing department, and the marketing department has 2 departments, one that puts up ads on Google (called performance marketing) and another that writes blog posts (called organic).
Jan 18 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 3 min read
Something common to be found in large Android codebases is dimens.xml file with contents that look like this

This is a major 🚩🚩🚩🚩

It originates from overzealous developers not wanting to *hardcode pixel/dp in layout XMLs*, but it very counterproductive. Image We need not be grammar-nazi like in our approach and go for a hard-rule on never to write android:layout_height=12dp kind of code, because from a readability perspective, there is no advantage of turning fig.1 into fig.2

@dimen/_24dp has to be 24dp right? What is the point? ImageImage
Jan 13 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
200 LeetCode questions in 3rd year of college.
FAANG/BigTech job in placements
2 yrs in India, then move to US (sponsored by that BigTech)
7-8 yrs of laid back 5hrs/day work, with 30-40 leaves a year and slowly climb to L5

That's how majority folks turn millionaires by 30 Doesn't sound sexy or cool. Sounds counterintuitive, that if it is that straightforward, then why aren't more people doing it ?

Well if my estimates are correct, every year at least 10000 (probably 20000) Indian techies are doing exactly that.
Dec 29, 2021 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
As I filed my tax returns I realised last year I paid more taxes than the sum of all taxes I ever paid before that in my life.

Also couldn't stop thinking about how I'm actively funding a machinery that propagates hate on a religion which was celebrating their festival that day Every day for every 3-4 rupees I make, I contribute a rupee to this refined, well oiled machine, sprouting hatred in a refined, perfected manner for the last many years.

Muslim, Christian friends of my generation have literally been leaving the country to escape the oppression
Oct 27, 2021 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 10 min read
So I recently moved from #Delhi to #Bangalore and the easiest and fastest way I could move my work desk setup (monitors, PC, gaming chair) and my car was to stuff all that into the πŸš— and drive it all the way down.

So here's a smol thread 🧡 on a DEL-BLR road trip. Image Day 1 was planned to be #Delhi to #Gwalior. But that would have left a very long 2nd day, so we planned to go a little further to Jhansi.

A complete chance browsing through @bookingcom led us to discover this beautiful Bundelkhand Riverside Resort at Orchcha to stay. Image
Oct 18, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Today in India's tech ecosystem, if you ask *ANY*one, literally anyone, <5yrs exp, about what is the one thing they want to do to grow, 100% of them (including the Google engineers) say that they want to change jobs. It is sad that we have over the last 1.5 years created a market where somehow everyone has FOMO. Everyone feels underemployed. 3yrs exp folks earning 50L found some outlier of an outlier on Blind earning $300k remote from India, and they now want that.
Aug 1, 2021 β€’ 30 tweets β€’ 6 min read
Over the last 3 years or so I have had to hire/help-to-hire a lot of senior engineers, especially in small to mid startups.

Usually it is in a role where the person would be the main pivot of the team and be responsible for a project.

A thread on what has worked πŸ§΅πŸ‘‡πŸΌ Over the last couple of years the tech hiring market has become more and more uphill. If you're a small startup, it is super challenging today. There are funded startups who are dying off because they are unable to corner tech talent. So the challenge is very real here.
Aug 1, 2021 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
I don't build social media clout for a dopamine fix.

Social media clout today is part of the essential consumer survival kit.

It is not only easy to access redressal mechanisms with most B2C businesses if you have clout, but in fact the only process of it happening today. If you do not have the capability to raise a rabble, you just have no insurance against bad consumer experience and dealing with faulty products/services in today's world.

This is just the Black Mirror-esque world we live in now.

"Social credit scores" actually exist