Zura Guerra

@zuraguerra

Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.
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  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Joined March 2020
What are you reading?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Thanks for sharing! Didn't know about YouExec!

What are you reading?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

How are you finding Principles?

What are you reading?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Looks interesting! Added it to the queue :)

What are you reading?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Many things at once @[email protected]

I'm trying to understand better the tech+startups ecosystem in Latin America, so I'm following different rabbit holes I keep finding while researching about it (ex. the history of Gran Colombia, dealflow for specific industries in Brazil in the past years...). And I started this book recently: www.amazon.com.br/historias-E…

I'm disagreeing a lot with some of the author's conclusions (ex. he talks about Brazil and Mexico as countries that can have their innovation achievements compared easily, even makes the mistake to casually put Finland as an example we should follow when our challenges and potential growth are completely different, and vary a lot by Latam country). But the plan is to use some of the pieces he put together to help build a new narrative about the region, closer to the industry than to the academia.

What is a book/essay/article that you keep going back to for learning about a fundamental thing?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson by George Gurdjieff. I find it perfect to learn about hermeneutics by practice.

You don't need to become super adept on reading deep theological / academic stuff after it, but it's useful to learn to interpret everything as units with many layers of meaning (ex. the news, history articles in certain language by a certain country...).

It's written obfuscated on purpose: it appears to be a sci-fi book with "random" "invented" words to describe Humanity from the perspective of an alien, but it's a philosophy book about Human psychology with heavy references to different world religions and cultures.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzeb…

Is there any open-source clone of Twitter or something similar in Ruby on Rails?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

There's Mastodon! github.com/tootsuite/mastodon

Principal Developer at AMEX Middle East

OMG yes!!! I didnt think of Mastodon!!! Thanks so much :)

Got any feedback, bug reports, or suggestions for WIP?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Thanks for the detailed answer! :p

Got any feedback, bug reports, or suggestions for WIP?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Thanks! :D

Got any feedback, bug reports, or suggestions for WIP?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

And I've been curious about something, haha. How do you calculate "days" to count streaks? Are they 24-hours blocks that start at a specific timezone or do you make any adjustment that might end up adding extra hours depending on an user timezone?

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Excellent question!

Streaks are based on your local time zone. So as long as you complete a todo every day before midnight local time, your streak should be safe.

Other than that, it doesn't matter how much time elapsed between todos. So for example, you could complete a todo today in the morning and tomorrow in the evening. Technically, there would be more than 24 hours between those todos. But intuitively you'd feel like you've completed a todo each day. So your streak should be safe. And it is with the way we implement it.

Of course this does mean you should have your time zone configured correctly. It looks like it is for your account, but you can always double check by clicking your avatar on the top right and going to your Settings page. If you travel to a time zone and visit the website it should automatically prompt you to change your time zone.

One final thing to note is that, other than calculating streaks, the website shows everything in UTC time zone. So a todo might show as being completed on Monday, while it was still Sunday in your time zone. That can be a bit confusing and we plan to improve someday.

Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Thanks for the detailed answer! :p

Got any feedback, bug reports, or suggestions for WIP?
Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

I've been having a very annoying bug on the macOS app 😬

Sometimes my entries don't get saved (I suppose the app sometimes doesn't make the request at all). The only way I can know if it worked, it's by seeing the notification of the entry in the WIP Telegram group

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Oh wow that should not be happening. Thanks for telling me.

I'll see if we can show a notification in case of any problems creating the todo. Possibly we could also add a preference setting to show a notification when todos are successfully created. That way you know for sure everything went alright without needing to check the chat.

I'll look into this for the next release.

Latina traveling around Latam. Self-taught Software Engineer. Crypto enthusiast. Bootstrapping ClanLatam.org.

Thanks! :D