Friday, December 30, 2022

Friday Links 22-41

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"A collection of links on various topics, including overcoming disillusionment with the executive team, handling feedback, creating incentives for managers to grow, the pitfalls of using microservices, reflections on the state of Ruby and Rails, retaining high performing employees, closing a company for a week, transportation and urban planning in various cities around the world, tourism in Spain, a Netflix episode featuring David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the LastPass breach, and the rescue of abused beagles, as well as several collections of links on various topics."

(summary generated by ChatGPT

Last Friday Links of the year, 41 of 52 Fridays. Mostly skipping for holidays or sickness.

All the best for 2023!

Leadership

How Do I Overcome My Disillusionment with the Executive Team? [Podcasts] - as a coach, it makes sense to help the listener to find a way to a better place. Some of it sounded mostly about avoidance. 

What to do when my feedback doesn’t land? - is it just about feedback to help or do you need to set boundaries 

Team Matching Creates Incentives - for managers to grow. I never worked in an organisation that applied team matching. I, personally, like to give hiring managers more autonomy on whom they hire.

Engineering 

The Pitfalls of Treating Microservices as a Blanket Solution - definitely fit them to your teams, products, and organisation capabilities

Year in Review 2022: Tenderlove's Ruby and Rails Reflections and Predictions - Ruby is still sticking around (Rails doesn't get mentioned much)

Work

How to hold on to your high performing employees, with Fresia Jackson. [Podcast] - interesting insights into performance rating systems and reviews 

Why and How We Close Buffer For The Last Week Of The Year - at Devex we did this twice a year and it is brilliant to have everybody away at the same time

Urbanism

Traffic wars: who will win the battle for city streets? - it is not a "war". It is about restoring the balance again. 

Driving Through Paris? That’s Going to Get a Lot Tougher in 2024 - Paris still leading the way of transformation.

London’s lost mega-motorway: the eight-lane ring road that would have destroyed much of the city - narrow escape 

Shifting gears: why US cities are falling out of love with the parking lot - slowly ... very slowly

The Lifesaving Tech Drivers Hate [YouTube] - drivers want to break the law without punishment

Cyclist clears way with homemade bicycle snowplow  [YouTube] - this looks like so much fun, possibly a bit dangerous 

Copenhagen is a City of WEIRD Bicycle Bridges (and some don’t work well) [YouTube] - clearly overrated city, while still being better than most

Vienna Straddles the Danube with Modern TRAINS and Sleek TRAMS [YouTube] - TIL: second-largest German-speaking city! 

Barcelona 'systematically' breached EU air quality directive, rules European Court of Justice - they don't care 

Spain allowed NO2 levels to exceed limits in Madrid and Barcelona, EU court rules - I hope there will be meaningful punishment  

Japan To Introduce Mandatory Helmet Law For People On Bicycles - this is stupid 

Exklusiv Einigung beim Mobilit├Ątsgesetz: Senat will Autoverkehr in Berlin reduzieren und Lieferzonen schaffen [German] - Berlin wants to reduce parking and space for cars ... I believe it when I see it

Random Beagles

‘We did not stop’: How rescue groups saved 3,776 abused beagles - too cute!

Spain tops world’s best tourist villages ranking with three awards - avoid these for a while 

My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy | Full Episode | Netflix [YouTube] - he is just remarkable, and Letterman is pretty good too. 

Our country of the year for 2022 can only be Ukraine - "For the heroism of its people, and for standing up to a bully"

LastPass Breach - if you are using LastPass, you might want to switch now. 

Why 70% of Spain is Empty [YouTube] - history and hills 

Beyond microblogging with ActivityPub [LWN] - it's not only Mastodon

The 50 best TV shows of 2022 - time for best-of lists!

Other Links 

  • A bit of a link traffic jam from Ben Crowder. It's probably best if you just subscribe to his blog
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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