The memories folder

When you start a new job adventure, create a memories folder for it. Then, whenever you're excited/proud/happy about your work, screenshot it and stick it into memories.

A folder called "Memories" with screenshots inside

When you feel demotivated or unconfident, take a peek at your memories. Seeing those victories will help you remember that you are awesome. 🤩

You're so awesome in fact that you probably deserve a raise! Luckily, your memories are also a list of your achievements, so call on them when you negotiate that promotion with your boss. 🤑

Finally, when it's time for you to move on to your next thing, write a kickass goodbye email where you share your favorite memories.1 ğŸ˜Ž


To give you an idea, here are some of the things in my Remix memories folder. A mix of small wins, funny quirks, and seeing others enjoy what I've built. They make me smile everytime I see them.

Code with 'wtf' commited as a variable name

👆 Jacob and I were pairing on types for Remix defer and he accidentally committed "wtf" instead of never 🤣

Discord message from Barry

👆 Feels great to get some appreciated for the loader type inference. Shout out to @colinhacks and @mattpocockuk for that one!

rossipedia enjoying the clean builds from the dev server

👆 Should have fixed the dev server to produce clean builds a while ago 😅 Loved to see how happy it made some people to finally get that fix in.

Discord message where I explain how I sped up our codemods by 10-100x

👆 Test code maintenance isn't why I get up in the morning, but proud of this ~100x improvement. To be fair, I did introduce jscodeshift into our codebase, so this is 10x cleaning up my mistake and another 10x of actual improvements.

Footnotes

  1. I discovered memories when a coworker wrote their kickass goodbye email. Now, I'm paying it forward to you. ↩