Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: culture

128 bookmarks tagged “culture

As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2018/08/02/technology/google-maps-neighborhood-names.html
Google’s digital maps have become the world’s default atlas and the arbiter of what neighborhoods are called, even when many residents disagree.

Benefits as a Reflection of Values / Oxide

oxide.computer/blog/benefits-as-a-reflection-of-values
When I came out as trans and started seeking medical care, I worked at a large employer that directly paid for the medical costs of its employees and dictated how their insurance networks process claims. I had the benefits I needed because other trans people fought for them and the company could unilaterally choose to provide them. Startups don’t have this luxury and are at the whims of insurance companies to keep the cost of hiring and retaining employees manageable. Meanwhile, insu...

How to Freaking Find Great Developers By Having Them Read Code | Freaking Rectangle

freakingrectangle.wordpress.com/2022/04/15/how-to-freaking-hire-great-developers/
Reading probes the most fundamental skills.   Reading code is probably 95% of what a developer does as part of their job.  Whether a developer is writing new code, fixing bugs, or creating documentation, they are constantly reading. What abilities does a coder need to read code well?   There are two important ones: 1)  The ability to remember variables and stack locations and 2) The ability to generalize a piece of code once they understand it.   I can memorize interview coding quest...

Overengineering can kill your product - Mind the Product

mindtheproduct.com/overengineering-can-kill-your-product/
In today's post, Simón Muñoz speaks about one of the most prevalent issues when creating products: overengineering them.

Why is flaking so widespread in San Francisco? | devonzuegel.com

devonzuegel.com/post/why-is-flaking-so-widespread-in-san-francisco
In an email exchange with Brian Lui, he asked me an interesting question about the rate of flaking in San Francisco: I had a brief question too. I've read that the rate of "flaking" in San Francisco is really high, because everyone is so busy and...

Normalization of deviance

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At large company B (LCB), ICs agreed that it's problematic to reward creating new features more richly than doing critical grunt work. When I talked to managers, they often agreed, too. But nevertheless, the people who get promoted are disproportionately those who ship shiny new things. I saw management attempt a number of cultural and process changes at LCB. Mostly, those took the form of pronouncements from people with fancy titles. For really important things, they might produce a...

My Heroku values

gist.github.com/adamwiggins/5687294
My Heroku values. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

The Upcoming Remote Work Company Culture War - Ed Zitron's Where's Your Ed At

ez.substack.com/p/the-upcoming-remote-work-company
Anyway, Anderson is not the first, nor will she be remotely the last, person to bemoan the fact that people don’t want to go back to the office, and in my tiny little walnut brain I am imagining that we’re about to see, as vaccinations climb and people return to normal, a culture war between those that believe workers should be in the office and those who believe that there should be a “hybrid approach,” by which they most likely mean you get a few days a week at home. It’ll start by...