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Tweet of the Week
everyone talks about how instagram is bad for mental health but what about jira?? — @ikasliwal on Twitter
- You can't tell people anything (2004) (habitatchronicles.com)
A great post by Chip, who explains how some things have to be experienced, telling people about it is not enough.
- Why corporate social responsibility is BS (theguardian.com)
Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor, about corporate social responsibility and how it‘s mostly marketing.
- Why Curiosity Is Better Than Being Smart? (durmonski.com)
Ivaylo Durmonski about the loop of smartness and curiosity.
- The Stability Fantasy (orionmagazine.org)
Emmett FitzGerald on the illusion of viewing nature as a stable backdrop of life.
- Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet (blog.cloudflare.com)
Celso Martinho with an outsiders view on the Facebook outage.
- More details about the October 4 outage (engineering.fb.com)
Santosh Janardhan about the things that happened inside of Facebook during the outage.
- Tools to explore BGP (jvns.ca)
Julia Evans about the BGP protocol and tools to visualize BGP routes.
- The Facebook whistleblower testifies (platformer.news)
Casey Newton about the Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and her testimonial.
- We need to talk about Facebook PR guy Andy Stone (inputmag.com)
Chris Stokel-Walker about the questionable methods of Favebooks PR guy Andy Stone.
- Sociotechnical Lenses into Software Systems (paulosman.me)
Paul Osman about the different lenses one can have on a team and the importance of the sociotechnical one.
- Doing Software Estimation within constraints of Hofstadter’s law and Parkinson’s law (shekhargulati.com)
Shekhar Gulati has a guide to maybe more precise software estimation.
- How to replace estimations and guesses with a Monte Carlo simulation (lucasfcosta.com)
Lucas Fernandes da Costa recommends a simulation for (software) estimations.
- The value of in-house expertise (danluu.com)
Dan Luu about the the old buy vs. build question and why it’s often better to build (for bigger companies).
- My Logging Best Practices (tuhrig.de)
Thomas has some tips when it comes to application logging.
- Is this the simplest (and most surprising) sorting algorithm ever? (arxiv.org)
Stanley P. Y. Fung introduces a super simple, though slow, sorting algorithm.
- 3 Things Go Needs Right Now More Than Generics (betterprogramming.pub)
Ryan Collingham about Go‘s missing features, in particular enums, universal nil and concise error handling.
- Faster time parsing (philpearl.github.io)
Phil Pearl goes on an adventure to make parsing RFC3339 faster.
- 20 Things I've Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer (simplethread.com)
Justin Etheredge has a list of great advice.
- Corey Quinn on Twitter (twitter.com)
Corey Quinn has a thread of things learned over the years from various outages.
Cutting Room Floor
- Rewilding your attention (uxdesign.cc)
Clive Thompson makes the point that we should discover new things without the algorithms sometimes, it‘s called „rewilding your attention“.
- It’s time to stop misleading consumers about recycling (latimes.com)
LA Times on the sad state of recycling (in the US).
- Most Americans Today Believe the Stock Market Is Rigged, and They’re Right (bloomberg.com)
Liam Vaughan about insider trading and fairness in the stock market.
- A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane (noaa.gov)
Impressive footage from inside a hurricane.
- The Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small Pants (theatlantic.com)
Amanda Mull about the journey your sent-back items take and the myth that they get re-sold.
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