Friday, March 08, 2024

Friday Links 24-07

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Good urbanism videos today. 

If you got some time, I can also recommend the podcast about bonuses and the four part series about the bicycle industry bubble.


Do bonuses actually make us work harder? [Podcast] - it is very tricky, and can go awfully wrong.

The Hagakure #76: Why Are You Not Hiring Junior Developers? - Your juniors will be faster seniors than you expect. But AI is working against them. 

How to Run an Async Retrospective? - I wonder how useful these really are.


How GitHub uses merge queue to ship hundreds of changes every day - I like this, even on a smaller scale. - because you can never have enough of them. 

Playing audio files in a Pi Pico without a DAC - I probably would use a DAC. 

List of 2024 Leap Day Bugs - thankfully this happens only every four years … since we are apparently not great at it. 

strudel - "a new live coding platform to write dynamic music pieces in the browser! It is free and open-source and made for beginners and experts alike."


In-Depth: How Does Working From Home Influence Teamwork? - many studies, non-conclusive.

Workchat: workplace culture has never been more complicated [Podcast] - Let's see if "Chronoworking" becomes a thing. 

How to Handle a Retreat: 16 Tips from Bufferoos as We Head to Cancún  - Step 1: head to Cancún.


Why Is It So Hard To Cross The Street? (& What You Can Do To Help)  [YouTube] - the flag thing is still hilarious.

Drop Bar Girls and my homage to the road bike - cycling chic is back.

Should Cities be Circles? [YouTube] - yes, Circleville is a thing. 

How the Dutch SOLVED Street Design [YouTube] - this should be possible everywhere. 

What are the benefits of low traffic neighbourhoods on residents in London? [YouTube] - following the "culture war" around the LTNs is a weird look into the UK.

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On Families and Equality - this is a difficult problem to solve, none of the solutions are ideal. And yes, I now subscribe to a blog about emojis.

How did the bike industry get into such deep trouble? [Podcast] - if you are interested in industry bubbles, or bikes, this is a great four part series.

‘Hard Miles’: The Hollywood Movie That Could Boost Bicycling - new cycling film! 

Hairy Bikers chef Dave Myers dies at 66 - RIP

Content Nation Backlash Highlights Mastodon’s Toxicity - the Fediverse needs to chill a bit. 

Easy-to-make kimchi - Kimchi in general isn't that hard. This is a good way of making it. 

‘It makes me so sad’: church re-emerges from reservoir as Spain faces droughts - my drought update. 

Feeds all around - useful tool to find RSS feeds of your Mastodon network. 

Carve Her Name - "Every day women have, and are, making history. ​Find out what happened on this day, and carve her name with pride."

Other Links

Weekly Design Links – 03/05/24 - I love the Thai Tuan Dang's art and the N64 book.

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.
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