Derek Powazek - A community isn’t a garden, it’s a bar.powazek.com/posts/3571
The most obvious way an online community is like a bar is that bars serve alcohol, and alcohol makes people loud and stupid. It actually depresses your hearing, so you can’t hear yourself talk as well, so you speak louder. And a room full of people speaking louder means a very boisterous room. And of course, alcohol reduces inhibition, so you say things you might not usually say. The parallels to online behavior are easy to see. Online, people are much more willing to type things t...
Competitive Analysis For Product Engineers | Stay SaaSystaysaasy.com/product/2021/05/02/competition.html
In my experience, most professional software engineers in industry have little to no experience doing competitive analysis. That’s a shame, because competitive analysis is one of the most useful skills that an engineer can have.
Semgrep is an open-source tool for lightweight static analysis using a familiar syntax
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Is This a Coup? Introducing The Counter - Insightzeynep.substack.com/p/is-this-a-coup-introducing-the-counter
We didn’t lose these state races because of gerrymandering, or lack of money, or any kind of Republican tampering with the electoral process. Our failure was political, and all the more inexcusable because it took place in a year when the opposing party had failed at governing so badly that it had racked up a body count. And still we couldn’t make the case.
The Elements of UI Engineering - Overreactedoverreacted.io/the-elements-of-ui-engineering/
What makes UI engineering difficult?
Surprise Maps: Showing the Unexpected – Mediummedium.com/@uwdata/surprise-maps-showing-the-unexpected-e92b67398865
In 1977, Jerry Ehman — an astronomer working with the SETI project to seek out alien life — came across an interesting radio signal, one needle in the haystack of all of the electromagnetic signals…
Testing hypotheses suggested by the data - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testing_hypotheses_suggested_by_the_data
Hypotheses suggested by the data, if tested using the data set that suggested them, are likely to be accepted even when they are not true. This is because circular reasoning (double dipping) would be involved: something seems true in the limited data set, therefore we hypothesize that it is true in general, therefore we (wrongly) test it on the same limited data set, which seems to confirm that it is true.