Friday, May 24, 2024

Friday Links 24-15

Mocktail on a dark table
This week I enjoyed the podcast with Vitaly Pecherskiy, and the one about improv and presence. 

If you like alcohol-free cocktails, the article from The Guardian has a good list, with some weird tricks, like clarifying coconut milk.


Vitaly Pecherskiy, Co-Founder at StackAdapt, on the Role of the CEO, Mental Models, and Employee Onboarding [Podcast] - I liked the insights about leadership composition and constantly improving yourself. 

Presence: 'Yes and...' - how the secrets of improv can teach us about work [Podcast] - some interesting ideas between all the self-promotion.

Beyond the Bias: The Truth About Remote Work vs. Returning to the Office [Podcast] - Co-founder of product for remote "goes beyond the bias" … right. 

Leadership, Decision Making, Work-Life Balance, and Everything in Between with Kendall Miller [Podcast] - Kendall about everything.

Making engineering strategies more readable - nice tips.

These People Aren’t Gods: How European Founders Can Stop Making The #1 Mistake in US Recruiting  - "What happens when a culture of understated accomplishment meets a culture of overstated achievement?"


Never, Ever, Ever Use Pixelation for Redacting Text  - The Unredacter!


Alarm as German climate activists charged with ‘forming a criminal organisation’ - similar development to the UK. 

Toxic Gaslighting: How 3M Executives Convinced a Scientist the Forever Chemicals She Found in Human Blood Were Safe - it is always the same, the polluters know before the rest of us.


How did Helsinki make transit work in the suburbs? | Navigating Urban Transit with George Liu [YouTube] - those are some fancy bus / metro terminals. 

“Pure bile and prejudice”: Cyclists slam local government’s proposal to introduce “mandatory bike insurance” and urging cyclists to “encourage overtaking” in Spanish city - it is the usual anti cycling policies of some cities. This is not far from Barcelona. 

Random Drinks

The experts: bartenders on how to turn 16 classic cocktails into mocktails – from a negroni to a mojito - nice ideas for all us teetotals.

Specialized SL8 Index: How Long Does It Take to Afford S-Works SL8 Around the World? - it is a toy for the rich. 

The KeePassXC kerfuffle [LWN] - I think I have disabled most of these options.

An exercise in frustration - more fun with AI image generators. 

1152. Waro Kishi /// Kim House /// Ikuno Ward, Osaka, Japan /// 1986-87 - I like these small houses more than the usual villas on the site.

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 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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