Toot of the Week
let’s all go back to internet 1.0. you can only connect to it through a black and white macintosh, and the only things there are a chatroom and movie times. no browsers. no sites. and you can only connect late in the evening when no one is expecting a phone call. oh and you’re charged by the minute. it’s beautiful. — @PHIL_FISH@mastodon.gamedev.place
- Speed matters: Why working quickly is more important than it seems (jsomers.net)
James Somers about activation energy and why working fast can be beneficial.
- Don't make the same 3 performance review mistakes I made (careercutler.substack.com)
Jordan Cutler shares some advice for performance reviews.
- Killing Community (marginalia.nu)
Viktor Lofgren explains how a community can feel like a village and how that is destroyed.
- Giving more tools to software engineers: the reorganization of the factory (erikbern.com)
Erik Bernhardsson about engineer productivity, the knowledge factory and the future of engineering.
- The five types of people who produce inaccessible code (ericwbailey.website)
Eric lists five personas of people who write inaccessible code.
- Finish your projects (github.com)
Aaron Francis shares advice on how to finish your (side-)projects.
- Ikea-Oriented Development (taylor.town)
Taylor takes the core principles from IKEA and applies them to software engineering.
Cutting Room Floor
- Eastern philosophy says there is no "self." Science agrees (bigthink.com)
Chris Niebauer explains that a lot of problems come from people thinking their self is a pilot, when it in fact might not exist.
- The dark side of the leadership (elenaverna.substack.com)
Elena Verna always wanted to be in a leadership position but wasn’t aware of the downsides they’re now summarising in this article.
- UN chief says fossil fuels are 'incompatible with human survival,' calls for credible exit strategy (pbs.org)
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres finds strong words against big oil and dismisses attempts to make them more efficient.
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