Friday, December 04, 2020

Friday Links

Center of the Road
IFTTT is forgetting to push some of my links to Pocket, so I am figuring out a new way for my link posting work-flow. 

Today some great podcasts about leadership and also a course I really enjoy.

Engineering Management

Shared vision on product - must be nice to have more teams than products :-)

Conway’s Law: Critical for Efficient Team Design in Tech - it might be my bubble, but recently I have been thinking a lot about Conway's Law and the Reverse Conway Manoeuvre 

Always leave the code better than you found it - good old Boy Scout Rule, that I somehow can't trace back to the boy scouts

How to Manage a Remote Team [Course] - GitLab course on Coursera. I did learn some things, which was unexpected. I still think fully remote companies live in a weird self selected bubble, but for them it is a nice bubble. And everybody else can learn a bit from them in these weird times.  

Information Sharing [Podcast] - Last week I posted about the Chief Notion Officer. In this podcast they also talk to have someone dedicated for the company Wiki. Maybe this really is something you can't do on the side. 

#97 Roger Martin: Forward Thinking [Podcast] - great podcast episode about leadership 

Managing for Happiness: Tips to Run a Productive Engineering Team [Podcast] - lots of good points about supporting happiness in your team. I am going to check out his books too. 


Impressive iPhone Exploit - wireless wormable root exploit, the stuff of nightmares 

Code Smell – Primitive Obsession and Refactoring Recipes - even worse in dynamic languages where everything ends up as a hash  

From Lambda to Lambda-less: Lessons learned - "However, in an effort to pursue faster product iteration and lower operational overheads, we recently underwent a transition to make it Lambda-less." - I wonder about this a lot. How much do technologies slow us down by not delivering all the tools required for agile development, which "old" technologies have.

Don't Panic: Kubernetes and Docker - how to make people panic: start your sentence with "Don't Panic".  

On Blockchain Voting - always be sceptical of blockchain and using computers for voting 

Open Source Does Not Equal Secure - not necessary secure, but more secure than closed source maybe?  

Scaling Datastores at Slack with Vitess - I haven't used MySQL for a long time, but it is great to see that people are still scaling it up

adventofcode - I never been good at these programming games. I think I lack the competitive edge or the motivation to spend my time on this. 


LTNs Do Not Cause Gridlock, Finds Traffic-Count Analysis - what does provide gridlock? People using cars do. 

Mobility of the future: dialogue and participation for the new roadmap - the plan for Barcelona, quite ambitious  "81.52% of journeys to be made on foot, on public transport or by bike by 2024."

Kensington and Chelsea council criticised for scrapping cycle lane - I don't understand London. The boroughs get money from the city or country and then use it on their roads until they don't. The city should have more power on this. 

Random Roads

Quick App Reviews: Wandrer Tracks Your Quest To Ride Every Road  - I use this, but don't look at it enough. Maybe I'll try to increase my road percentage in my hood next year 

Atlassian sets ambitious goals to combat the climate crisis and reach a net-zero future -  great to see companies moving to a greener future. It is also the first time I heard about Science Based Targets, which is an interesting initiative.

Slack sold to business software giant for $27.7bn - this will end in tears

Why I love Emacs  - I like it, but there is no love between us 

No-kill, lab-grown meat to go on sale for first time - I don't really need a chicken replacement, but lab-grown sushi would be nice. And possibly beef. 

Friday Links Disclaimer
Inclusion of links does not imply that I agree with the content of linked articles or podcasts. I am just interested in all kind of perspectives. If you follow the link posts over time you might notice common themes though.
More about the links in a separate post: About Friday Links.

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