Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday Links 21-28

Record label "Feel My M.F. Base" by Paul Johnson
Feel My M.F. Base - Paul Johnson
I am rethinking these posts again. I have a plan ... maybe.


The Big Project Syndrom - we all have been there

The Problem With Passion [Podcast]“do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” is one of the long list of things I have recently stopped believing in.

It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid - the most difficult path, but also the most likely 

Managing Strengths to Scale: Why Hyper-Specialized Roles Are Key to Driving Growth with JP Chauvet (President at Lightspeed) [Podcast] - emphasises on growth

Getting to yes: solving engineering manager hiring loops that reject every candidate. - true for every position 

#106 – Cal Newport on an industrial revolution for office work [Podcast] - author of "A World Without Email" ... he addresses Slack too


GitHub’s Engineering Team has moved to Codespaces - this is pretty cool. I have to confess I haven't tried it yet, but seeing how our Mac users are suffering with Docker it could be an option

How We Design Our APIs at Slack - this sounds sensible, even if you wouldn't think it when working with their APIs

Ruby's Hidden Gems: Bullet - we didn't find it super helpful, but it is a nice idea

Building a more accurate time service at Facebook scale - I enjoy a lot of the weird edge case stuff Facebook is doing. I am also a bit of an ntp fan-boy. And they are open-sourcing it too.

Frustrating Design Patterns: Disabled Buttons - I really like this series. Maybe because UX can be so frustrating.


Scanning "private" content [LWN] - About Apple scanning your private photos and the EU doing something similar 

Apple Adds a Backdoor to iMessage and iCloud Storage - Schneier is also not happy about Apple and includes lots of relevant articles

The slow collapse of Amazon’s drone delivery dream - apparently a management thing ... and a pipe dream?

It's Not Just Tesla: All Other Driver-Assist Systems Work without Drivers, Too - I am not leaving my house any more 

AllStar: Continuous Security Policy Enforcement for GitHub Projects - another tool to automatically check your repos

BBC Micro Elite source code - I love and miss Elite. I did play mostly the Amiga version though.


Dead white man’s clothes - this is pretty depressing. I don't buy a lot of clothes and donate none of them, but this just shows how bad "rich countries" are behaving

487 “It’s only gonna get worse.” [Comic] "Thinking about the future is depressing"

Barcelona mayor rallies against airport expansion - Barcelona & the EU are not happy with this, but it probably will still happen

We need to talk about cycling and sustainability - I have too many jerseys and possibly bikes.


Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road [Podcast] - infrastrature is tricky in every country, but it is amazing how bad it is in the US

Utilitarian Bicycling and Mental Wellbeing Role of the Built Environment - you get on your bike and smile ... that's just how it goes


Paul Johnson, Get Get Down house producer, dies at age 50 from Covid-19 - :-( so many good memories from my House Music phase

Training for Tokyo: how athletes prepared and how they did – in pictures - if you ever though: "I can't do this sport. I need the right space, time, equipment first"

Journaling through a Pandemic - I am still writing my journal and most days it is pretty useless, but once in a while I really write and it does focus my thoughts

The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done - I am a bit of a GTD fan-boy. The article is mostly the story about another fan-boy and how he learned and adjusted. It's good.

Other Links

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.
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