sustainable learning — Am not aiming for efficient learning. Instead, am aiming for sustainable learning. So I prefer problems without known solutions.
Life-long — Coding drill could become a lifelong hobby just like yoga. My tech-learning used to be 10% on coding drill but now 20% on coding drill. Ditto with yoga.
I can see my “west-coast coding IV” performance improving. It is still below the bar at Indeed, but I made big progress at the unfamiliar task dependency problem.
The harsh reality is, we are competing with fresh grads or even interns. Better accept the reality rather than burying our heads in the sand.
There are a large number of easier jobs on the west coast, so perhaps apply remotely and attend the remote coding rounds for practice.
The west-coast CIV is a more /level playing field/ than QQ IV. More objective. Am not negative about it.