Friday, April 22, 2022

Friday Links 22-13

Bicycle in front of old stone village

I am switching to more off-line reading in the coming weeks. I still got a few interesting bits this week. 

A lot of good summary posts this week. I like the principles and koans one for example.


Job Ads to Hire Software Engineers: My Advice - nothing new here, but good to have it in one place 

When your coaching questions freak someone out - I never even considered that. Maybe I have been lucky so far.

Rethinking Flexibility at Work [Podcast] - about autonomy

TBM 18/52: We Need Someone Who Has Done "It" Before - "You have to resist either seeing everything as solved, or everything up in the air. It’s a mix. That’s….”it”."

The 8 Best Professional Development Goals for Managers - good summary of the usual ideas 

TWH#35: Principles - for leadership and management


Five Koans of Software Architecture - "“Graph databases are lies”" :-)

Update on the Atlassian outage affecting some customers - that was pretty bad, but I can understand how it can happen 

Do You Really Code? - assessing if you are a programmer with a simple survey


The Freedom Phone is not great at privacy - oh no!

NULL [Podcast] - technology is pretty hopeless

Clever Cryptocurrency Theft - "It is insane to me that cryptocurrencies are still a thing."

Man who paid $2.9m for NFT of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet set to lose almost $2.9m - poor thing!


U.S. and European Zoning, Compared [YouTube] - apparently you can do zoning OK and it used to be a good idea

What are the most effective ways to get cars out of cities? - Spoiler: congestion charges

The Colorado Safety Stop is the law of the land - I hope this spreads around the world ... unlikely

Air pollution and CO2 from daily mobility: Who emits and Why? Evidence from Paris - SUVs from the suburbs


I went on TV to explain Just Stop Oil – and it became a parody of Don’t Look Up - this is amazing, the show and moderators should be ashamed of themselves 

Net Zero Check"If your organisation tweets about #EarthDay we'll tweet with an assessment of your climate commitments."

Random Bikes

Secondhand bikes and city traffic: the joy and grit of an African cycle race - we are spoiled

Blinde Bäckerin verwöhnt Radler mit selbstgemachten Kuchen [German] - if you cycling around Berlin, make this one of your stops. I found it by chance and it was an amazing experience.

The music cassette tape revival is in full rewind mode - they are cheaper too!

1980's Kenwood Tape Deck - Auto-reverse fix [YouTube] - this is my favourite retro audio channel now after Techmoan

Someone managed to fit an entire Raspberry Pi computer inside the body of a cassette - not a cassette any more!

To Do List [Comic] - I feel seen again


Bruce Lawson: Reading List 289

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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