Friday, February 02, 2024

Friday Links 24-03

Atari 1200XL home computer

A quick one today. I especially recommended the articles about productivity tools and over-meeting culture.


4 Productivity Tools I Use Everyday - I like that this is not about the tools that you buy, but how you use them.

Yes, You Should Estimate Software Projects - back in the good old days when teams were still doing time estimates, I truly enjoyed it when I got them right. 

Psychological Affordances Can Provide a Missing Explanatory Layer for Why Interventions to Improve Developer Experience Take Hold or Fail [Paper] - highly dependent on the culture of the company and the messaging. 

The Root of Over-Meeting Culture - "252% increase in time spent in meetings [since February 2022]"

Michael Bungay Stanier, Author of #1 Bestselling Book ‘The Coaching Habit,’ on How to Work With (Almost) Anyone [Podcast] - I loved the coaching book, I'll give this a try too. There is also a website for it


Catalonia declares drought emergency, extending restrictions to Barcelona - I said I wouldn't include depressing news anymore, but here is one anyway. This was expected. At some point, they will have to restrict water for private households in Barcelona.

Analysis: Clean energy was top driver of China’s economic growth in 2023 - meanwhile Europe is being left behind. 

Energy Efficiency across Programming Languages - short version: compiled wins, interpreted looses.

Random Atari

Atari Coding Fonts - I wonder if the Amiga / TI99/4A fonts are available somewhere? - "stream free text-based movies in your terminal"

Looking ahead to Emacs 30 [LWN] - I also learned about EditorConfig in the comments!

Apple, the DMA, and malicious compliance - Apple still being the New Microsoft.

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 kinds 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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