Friday, January 06, 2023

Friday Links 23-01

Model of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin
Happy new year!  New year, new links!

I am not going to take a break just because I am on funemployment at the moment. 

This week I loved the article about measuring engineering organisations and the podcast about Bauhaus.


Measuring an engineering organization. - everything you need to start thinking about your metrics as engineering leader

Hypergrowth in Engineering Organizations: How to Hire, Grow and Support the Atomic Unit of a Team (with Lena Reinhard, Leadership Coach & Consultant) [Podcast] - interesting perspectives and tactics regarding fast growth 

Understanding your environment [Podcast] - your environment shapes you, so be mindful in choosing it 

How to capitalize engineering costs.  - when you have to deal with the finance department 

This Company Is Canceling All Meetings With More Than Two Employees To Free Up Workers’ Time - this will end in tears 

Becoming a Manager of Managers - I think the different scale of problems is the one that can be easily missed.


You Want Modules, Not Microservices - or a bit of both

Mistakes You Apparently Just Have to Make Yourself - I might have made some of them myself. 

The Pedestrian Programmer - I now live with just a basic Emacs config


How London is finally (slowly) turning into a bike city [YouTube] - compared to other cities: yes

Using architectural decision records to streamline technical decision-making for a software development project - AWS on ADRs 

New law in California means drivers must change lanes when overtaking cyclists - this should be the law everywhere 

UK study adds to evidence of air pollution link to long-term illness - surprise!

Random Bauhaus

Bauhaus [Podcast] - history of the Bauhaus movement. I always related it to architecture, but that is only a tiny part of the history.

Six-day illegal rave sees 5,000 people descend on Spanish village - nobody invited me! The village seemed pretty chilled about it.

Danish bank workers celebrate first full year without robberies - Germany, please take note 

Tobacco companies to be billed for cleaning up cigarette butts in Spain - this will be passed to consumers, which is a good thing. 

Alcohol (it must be January):

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.
More about the links in a separate post: About Friday Links.

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