Friday, January 13, 2023

Friday Links 23-02

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I have nearly caught up with my podcast backlog! 

This week's post is short nonetheless. 

I enjoyed the podcast about daily scrum meetings and if you can read German, I also recommend the article about digital nomads.  


Ep - 20 - What’s wrong with the software engineering industry? feat. Nick Rogers (VP of Engineering at Wagestream) [Podcast] - interesting chat

How to Run Successful Daily Scrum Meetings [Podcast] - many things I agree with, especially: doing daily meetings in Slack is not worth it 

Feature Factories vs. Value Generators - we all (hopefully) want to create value. It's not easy. 

Getting a job as an engineering executive. - I am not even sure I would like to be an executive, but still good insights 

Make an effective executive LinkedIn profile. - Since I will be looking for a new job soon…

Your Best Work - about focus … and maybe mindfulness


Does Your City Have Enough Parks? [YouTube] - Barcelona is about 20%. I wonder how that is counted.

Are cycle tracks in your city built like urban freeways (but without the racism)?  [YouTube] - very true. Even bidirectional or centred bike lanes separate the cyclists too much from the life in the street. 

‘Entrenched car culture’ leaves millions of Britons in transport poverty - "Study finds drivers spending up to a fifth of pre-tax income on running a car as lack of infrastructure deters people from cycling"

Would You Fall for It? [ST08] [YouTube] - a big part of Europe certainly fell for it

Road to nowhere: why the suburban cul-de-sac is an urban planning dead end - I think they can be OK, if they allow through traffic for pedestrians and cyclists. This is not the case here, though. 

‘A very street library thing’: in praise of sharing books with strangers - I love these. I am not sure if they exist in Spain. In the past, I did BookCrossing, which seems more or less dead.

Random OS

Haiku beta 4: BeOS rebuild / almost ready for release / A thing of beauty - I have a soft spot for BeOS, while never have used it myself. Maybe it is time to start up a VM with this.

Strava Raises Prices But Can’t Tell You How Much It Costs Anymore - that is a pretty astonishing mess 

The Nibelungenlied [Podcast] - one of these things that you hear about a lot, but never go very deep. 

The complicated legacy of Spain's super-rich 'indianos' – BBC REEL [YouTube] - I have seen their buildings around Spain. This is a good summary about the history. 

Neoliberale Hippies [German] - critique of "digital nomads", and it doesn't even mention the environmental impact of this parasitic lifestyle 

squadrats - fun Strava tool to make you explore new areas. A bit like the max square in Veloviewer. 

TikTok car-fishing craze leads to closure of ancient Rufford ford - this was fun while it lasted

I Can't Taste Anything, Will I Like The Foods I Hate? | No Taste TASTE TEST [YouTube] - this must be the worst for a YouTube foodie. I hope it doesn't last.

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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