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Siddhesh Recommends - June 2023
The best stuff I've listened to, watched, and read last month.
Siddhesh Recommends is a series in which I share the most memorable stuff I come across each month.
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📝 Notes on coding with ChatGPT (2 min. read)
“The skill of dealing with code you didn't write, which has always been an important part of software engineering, is perhaps now even more important, given that you won't even have written a bunch of the code that you wrote.”
📝 Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice (20 min. read)
“If there was one course I could add to every engineering education, it wouldn’t involve compilers or gates or time complexity. It would be Realities Of Your Industry 101, because we don’t teach them and this results in lots of unnecessary pain and suffering. This post aspires to be README.txt for your career as a young engineer. The goal is to make you happy, by filling in the gaps in your education regarding how the “real world” actually works.”
Quite long but packs a punch. Worth reading in full. Learned a lot.
🎵 Raghav feat. Tesher - Desperado (song of the month)
🎥 How To Open A Stubborn Jar Lid (1 min. video)
🎥 Why American healthcare is so expensive (5 min. video)
🕸️🕷️ Spider-Man and animation dump begins in 3, 2, 1…
🎥 How "Spider-Verse" forced animation to evolve (6 min. video)
Obviously Pixar’s best film (fight me), but what stands out from this is how much they had to invent on a technical level, simply because it had never been done before.
🎥 How Animators Created the Spider-Verse (13 min. video)
Similar to the Incredibles video above - these guys are pushing the limits of the medium in a way that has never been done before.
🎥 The History of Animation — Types of Animation Styles Explained (23 min. video)
Here’s a shorter (8 min.) video that covers the same topic, though this longer one is better.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023 movie)
DROP EVERYTHING AND WATCH THIS MOVIE IN THEAT-
No, but seriously. If you hadn’t guessed I’m sort of obsessed with this movie right now, and this is coming from someone who’s sick of superhero stuff.
What a film. A stunning leap in the animation, gorgeous, bold, daring, engaging on every level. Catch this in theatres if at all possible. So worth it.
"I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.”
- Frederick Franck
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