ALL of this keeps my cell private but lets me give out a # on biz cards to sales folks.
I'm confident I could build this with Twilio. Or RingCentral. Question is - which platform will be best and fastest?
More importantly: has this already been done and I just don't know?
Here's what I want to build.
When anyone calls my #, a bot takes a message. Asks for name, reason of call, and callback #. Maybe email address.
Thanks for calling, then sends me the data (+recording) via email.
If anyone else texts the #, it's forwarded to me via email.
I can respond to the email and that message is sent to the original sender.
When I call my own # it'll ask me for a # to call. Then connect me conference style. Person I'm calling sees virtual # only, not my cell.
Should I build a #WordPress plugin to generate post images leveraging an AI tool like Dall-E or Stable Diffusion?
It would likely need to paid (eventually) but could be a fun project nonetheless.
(Relatedly - how much would you pay for such a tool?)
People leave jobs. I get that. If you're leaving for money or hours or title or culture, that's acceptable. There are a million reasons to leave a job, and you have every reason to make the best move for you and your family.
But if you tell me you're taking the year off to reconnect with your kids and recover from burnout, then post a new gig just a couple of weeks later ...
While I respect your decision to leave, I have zero respect for the lies. Especially when you used your kids...
I spent some time last night thinking about the file structure of #PHP projects in a world where insights like https://www.theverge.com/22684730/students-file-folder-directory-structure-education-gen-z exist.
It made me wonder, what would things look like if we did away with nested directories? Is there another means of organizing code that would be both efficient from a computational standpoint and intuitive to humans?
Lately, I've been coping with a crippling amount of both imposter syndrome and burn out. It's hard to muster any sort of excitement or energy to do, well, anything. A voice tells me I'm not good enough and making an attempt will fail and out me as a fraud.
This is utterly exhausting and in no way healthy.
How do y'all fight that kind of mental slump off?
On a good day, I'm focused on pushing forward on tech roadmaps. On average, I question how I made it so far in my career.
At worse I suffer from crippling imposter syndrome as I interview folks with PhDs in computer science who, for reasons that escape me, know my work and consider me an expert.
As for the last one, I'm not being hyperbolic. Doubting my own skills induces a paralyzing amount of anxiety. Not just interviewing but MANAGING folks with PhDs makes it even worse ...
I originally went to school to be a teacher. Changed gears party way because I wanted to do scientific research. Got in a public fight with a professor that nuked my grades and kept me out of grad school. A postbac in politics later had me focused on international affairs. Followed it with an international MBA focused on marketing.
I know write software, manage devs, and focus on cybersecurity.
Gentle reminder that I built https://swordfish.displace.tech to allow for fully encrypted message sharing between parties. While I host the (encrypted) data, I don't know who you are and have no way to see what you're saying to one another.
Even if I wanted (or am legally compelled) to.
Had a weird dream yesterday where i somehow stumbled upon a way to use a quantum algorithm to strengthen RSA and was awarded an honorary doctorate for the research.
Woke up mumbling about lambdas and imaginary partially non-deterministic numbers and i can't tell if I'm insane or if my subconscious might've been onto something...
Insurance saga continues. After complaining about rate hikes and shopping around, I talked to my agent. Rather than help me find a matching discount ... he laughed at the competitors' quotes.
That made switching a super easy decision. Especially since, apparently, he'd cut out things like earthquake, flood, and sewer backup coverage from my policy.
Which means I now have BETTER coverage at $1k less per year. Should've looked to switch ages ago.
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