40 Useful Concepts You Should Know - by Gurwindergurwinder.substack.com/p/40-useful-concepts-you-should-know
Ideas to help you make sense of the world
Work Is Work | codahale.comcodahale.com//work-is-work/
In which returns diminish.
An app can be a home-cooked mealrobinsloan.com/notes/home-cooked-app/
People don’t only learn to cook so they can become chefs. Some do! But many more people learn to cook so they can eat better, or more affordably. Because they want to carry on a tradition. Sometimes they learn because they’re bored! Or even because — get this — they love spending time with the person who’s teaching them.
The term ‘quiet quitting’ is worse than nonsense | Financial Timesft.com/content/a09a2ade-4d14-47c2-9cca-599b3c25a33f
If your staff turn up every day, do exactly what you ask of them, but don’t go above and beyond, they are still working
Quality Is Systemic - Jacob Kaplan-Mossjacobian.org/2022/sep/9/quality-is-systemic/
If your team is producing defective code, consider that it may not be because they all suck at their jobs. It’s probably because the environment isn’t allowing them to produce quality software.
Why public chats are better than direct messages - Teamplify blogteamplify.com/blog/why-public-chats-are-better-than-direct-messages/
As a result, when you send a direct message, you distract your colleague, but when you post a message in a group chat, you don't distract them (unless you mention someone explicitly via @). From our experience, the vast majority of work questions are not so urgent that they require an immediate response. Most topics can be discussed asynchronously – you post a question when you have time, and your teammates will respond when they have time. It greatly helps to minimize distractions,...
Official myths | A Working Libraryaworkinglibrary.com/writing/official-myths
Let’s engage with office culture as it really is, not how we imagine it used to be.
Excuse me but why are you eating so many frogsexperimentalhistory.substack.com/p/excuse-me-but-why-are-you-eating
We've got the wrong theory about how minds work and it's ruining our lives
Locked-in syndrome and the misplaced presumption of misery | Ars Technicaarstechnica.com/science/2022/08/locked-in-syndrome-and-the-misplaced-presumption-of-misery/
Surveys suggest most LIS patients are happy. Researchers want that more widely understood.
GitLab is one of the world's largest all-remote companies
The Design of Everyday Things — Book Summary & Notes | Elvis Chideraelvischidera.com/2022-06-24-design-everyday-things
This is my summary and notes from The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. Please use the link if you decide to buy the book after…
AddyOsmani.com - Software Engineering - The Soft Partsaddyosmani.com/blog/software-engineering-soft-parts/
Today I will share some of the software engineering soft skills I have learned from my first 10 years on Google Chrome, where I am a Senior Staff Engineering...
High performance individuals and teams | Pablassopablasso.com/high-performance-individuals-and-teams/
Growing up, the only thing that put me off while learning software development, was the common occurrence of people who cared more about one…
As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Timesnytimes.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 / Oxideoxide.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 Rectanglefreakingrectangle.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...