Hashnode Randomly 007 by Miki Szeles

Hashnode Randomly 007 by Miki Szeles


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  • Maudience: Hello, dear Readers! Hello, Miki!
  • Miki: Hello, dear Readers! Hello, Maudience!
  • Maudience: How many articles did you bookmark this time, Miki?
  • Miki: 86.
  • Maudience: Wow, you found 86 harticles worth mentioning in one week?
  • Miki: Yes, and I have not even had the chance to check all of the titles.
  • Nikolai: But, there are only around 40 articles here. How is that possible?
  • Miki: I had very little time, and including all 86 articles would take me several hours more, as I need to write the recommendation for all of them.
  • Minnie: So, you decided to post more frequently!? Very clever.
  • Miki: Well, I am not sure that I will post more frequently as I have much less time to read articles nowadays, but I am planning to post around 40 articles in each Hashnode Randomly.
  • Minnie: Oh, so keep the name Hashnode Randomly!?
  • Miki: Yes. Having the name weekly put too much pressure on me. I wanted to finish the article during the weekend, then I pushed myself to read again every title, and I have no time for that now.
  • Nikolai: I guess you were wasting your time on stupid things, so you had no time to read all the titles.
  • Miki: Well, I wouldn't call spending time with my family and friends, reading, working, relaxing, and sleeping stupid.
  • Nikolai: Umm. Okayish.

  • Maudience: What can our readers expect from you in the upcoming weeks, Miki?

  • Miki: My plan is to move back to test automation. I have started a series about the Selenide test automation framework, which I would like to continue. I have also begun a harticle about Karate DSL, which would be great to finish, but before that, I am planning to post an article in which I give a complete path that can help people land their first job as a test automation engineer.
  • Maudience: Sounds interesting. How can our readers make sure they won't miss your articles?
  • Miki: At the top of each of my harticles (including this one), there is a subscribe to my newsletter section, so they can get all my articles in their inbox as soon as I post them.

  • Maudience: Great. So once again. What about the Hashnode Randomly?

  • Miki: I love reading Hashnode articles; it has become my hobby. Again. There are so many great articles that get lost due to the tremendous amount of new articles appearing on Hashnode weekly. That is why I started the Hashnode weekly back then to draw attention to those hidden gems.
  • Nikolai: But you are not objective, Miki. Your article selection is highly biased by your preference.
  • Miki: That is true and completely okay too.
  • Nikolai: Why?
  • Miki: First of all, no matter who creates a newsletter, that will be biased. Secondly, I suppose there is some overlapping between my readers' preferences and my preferences. All in all, that is why they are reading my articles.
  • Nikolai: That's all?
  • Miki: No. As you know, Nikolai, I like to broaden my view, so I read three types of articles nowadays.
  • Nikolai: What are they?
  • Miki: Anything testing related. Unfortunately, there are only very few articles from this category here on Hashnode, but I hope it will change in the future.
  • Nikolai: What else?
  • Miki: Anything which is highly related to my current interest, which means articles about Python development, productivity, psychology, self-improvement, AI, and data analysis.
  • Nikolai: What is the third?
  • Miki: Interesting articles which are not closely related to my current knowledge. I have written about this in detail in my article where I summarized the experiences of my first month as a hlogger.
  • Maudience: Guys! Let's start with the harticles. I do not want to lose our readers right at the beginning.

Today in The Spotlight 🔦: Creator, Curator, Commentator, or Connector from Arvid Kahl

I have read a very insightful article from Arvid Kahl, which made me think about myself. In his article Choose Your Own Adventure: Creator, Curator, Commentator, or Connector, Arvid mentions four boxes into which you can be put on social media: Creator, Curator, Commentator, or Connector.

In short, you are a Creator if you create content. You are a Curator if you collect and share other people's content. You are a Commentator if you pick other people's content and talk about that. And finally, if you create and "manage" communities, you are a connector.

You can be in multiple boxes at the same time. I thought about this for a while, and I came up with the following values: 25% 10% 10% 20% 35%

I am writing articles. That is why I am 25% creator. I am posting the Hashnode Randomly from time to time, so I am a 10% curator. I often comment on others' articles sharing my relevant e[xperience there. I am building multiple online communities (Selenide User Group, Agileish Superheroes, so I am a connector too.

Yes, there is a fifth number too, but I won't tell you what it is as I want you to read the article, as it is worth every minute you spend on it.

Software Development


Data analysis, Artificial Intelligence


Productivity, Self-Improvement, Psychology, Soft-skills

Blogging, SEO


Inspiring Stories

  • Damilola Abiola is a product manager who had lots of struggles in her life, and she is brave enough to share them with us in her writing Product Manager Diaries #1. I really appreciate it.
  • Julia Furst Morgado, similarly to many of us, have to learn new things while she has a full-time job. I have to admit it is very challenging to do that. However, she gives advice on how to code when you have a full-time job, her advice is equally valuable no matter what you are learning. Balancing a full-time job while learning to code
  • "On days when I feel discouraged, being grateful regardless helps me to persevere and carry on without letting the false thoughts of unworthiness hinder me from pursuing my purpose in life." quote is from Eula Chua's An Attitude of Gratitude and Exam Preparation harticle. Definitely worth reading if you need a little motivation.

Tools and Resources

Non-Technical Articles


  • Phillip Cooper is a developer with more than a decade of experience and many ideas. He has decided to share them in the form of blog posts. You can read his first harticle here: Beginnings...
  • Puleeno Nguyen will write about WordPress and ReactJS. He was a little bit short on words, but you can still check his first post Hello Hash node.
  • However, KaguraTart wrote a longer sentence in her first post Hello World!, I still do not know what she will write about. Follow her if you are interested.
  • The same applies to Zubaydullo Abdirakhmonov's first article called Hello world!.
  • Kyle Yu will record his programming-related learnings on his blog. Here you can find another Hello world article: Hello World.
  • Việt Dũng has been working for five years in the field of SAP HCM in Vietnam. Read his first post if you would like to know what we can expect from him. You can find it here: Hello world~
  • Aditya Rizki Pratama is an Indonesian kid who loves backend development, so that we can expect articles about that. You can find his first post here: Hello, it's Aditya Here
  • Shivaditya Shivganesh just started blogging similarly to the others. I asked him what he would write about, but no answer had arrived yet. You can still check the first post here: Hello World

  • Minnie: Despite keeping it short, it is still a lot of great list of harticles.

  • Miki: Yes, I think so.
  • Minnie: Where is the teaser trailer.
  • Miki: Wait for it. It will come.
  • McMuck: Here comes the part where we ask our readers to support us.
  • Miki: You are right.

  • Maudience: Dear Readers! As you might already know, Miki needs coffee not just to produce code but also for writing articles. He even hired our illustrator illustratoth to create a nice buy me a coffee image. So please support him with a few coffees if possible.

  • McMuck: Where is the logo?
  • Miki: We have to commit it to Github to make it live forever.
  • McMuck: Ummm. Okayish. Whatever you want, just get the money.

Hackernoon interviewed me, so if you would like to learn more about me, just click here and read it!

Become an agileish superhero!

Learn how to memorize anything in the world. In this series, I teach you everything I know about learning and memorization, including memory palaces, marker images, number memorization techniques, associations, etc.

You can already find the first videos on my Youtube channel in which I show you that it is possible to memorize such boring things as positions of circles.

Don't forget to read How You Can Become An Agileish Super Learner AKA How You Can Become A Super Thinker AKA The Proof Of Concept (POC) before you watch the videos.

Join the Agileish Superheroes Facebook group to learn memorization techniques, thinking techniques, agility, reading and learning techniques and also to get notified about new live sessions and videos

  • Minnie: Are we there yet?
  • Miki: No, it is still the call to action section.
  • Minnie: I can't wait to see it.

As I am a crazy person, I have open-sourced my life on GitHub on Fool's day.

I am sharing my thoughts, writings, and creations, and as I am frequently committing, I have open-sourced my thinking process, my writing process, and also my creation process.

Just click here to check my open-sourced life on Github!

  • Minnie: And now?
  • Miki: Almost, Minnie. Almost.

My credo: The Mystery Of The Supposedly Red Emoji AKA The Story Of How I Became A Software Developer Detective To Debug The Internet

Read my story, in case you would like to understand how I think and act as a developer and tester in the real world. You can get some insights about my humor, and I am also happy to tell you that this is my article about which I am the proudest of now.

In case you do not want to miss my posts, just follow me here on Hashnode, on LinkedIn, on Twitter on Medium.com, on dev.to, on Hackernoon and even on Instagram.

  • Minnie: And now?
  • Miki: We are there finally.
  • Minnie: So what is the teaser?
  • Miki: An upcoming article series.
  • Minnie: Really? About what?
  • Miki: I cannot tell, but I can say similarly to Hashnode weekly, it will also be related to Hashnode.
  • Minnie: Cool. I want to see it now.
  • Miki: Well, it is almost ready so that you can read it.
  • Minnie: Cool.

P.S.: Something good will happen to you today!

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