Books I'm reading #
Those are the same books as last month. I've made some progress, but I'm not sure I'll make significant progress right now.
- The Programmer's Brain by Felienne Hermans.
- Designing Your New Work-Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness and a New Freedom at Work by Bill Burnett, Dave Evans.
Books I've read #
- Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1) by Nicholas Eames. I started liking the book more in the end to recommend it. Style and humor didn't always suit me, but I liked the ending.
Graphic novels #
- The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius. I heard of it as one of the classics, and it was a great story to read. I recommend it. Just forget about reason and disbelief to get fun of this one.
- Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Illustrator) and Saga #2. A friend recommended it. I only regret I didn't get more volumes at once.
- Vei #1. I picked it up by chance, but it was interesting enough to recommend as well.
Elsewhere on the Web #
That Wild Ask A Manager Story
The premise here is simple: designing a human process around pathological cases leads to procedures that are themselves pathological.
This one is worth reading. Especially if you think of systemic ways and rules to prevent bad things from happening in the future, it can easily lead to pathological processes. I recommend reading the whole story.
Codingame & Coderpad Tech Hiring Survey 2022.
70% of developers want to work remotely, either full time or a few days a week.
57% of recruiters are ready to remove the CV from the recruitment process.
What are your main challenges at work?
- 36% Rework, changes, unplanned work, unplanned problems.
- 34% Unclear direction
- 24% Inadequate technical knowledge or experience
- 23% Unrealistic deadlines
In the top 5 countries offering the highest salaries, you'll find:
- United States of America
And more. Worth scanning it through.
The Drawing Effect: How Doodling Can Improve Your Thinking and Memory by Steven Handel
Again, researchers discovered that individuals who were asked to draw the words remembered twice as many as those who were asked to simply write them out repetitively.
I'm thinking about using more drawing to help my memory instead of taking notes or not doing anything. Quick doodle may be more helpful than what I would have imagined.
Some books on my backlog #
- How to Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination
by Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling (Contributor)
- Maybe something to help me out in managing emotions. I'm reluctant to pick another book when I already have two in progress, but it may be helpful. I didn't pick anything yet.
- Or it may be that I will start reading more preppers' advice. Just in case.
February was a challenging month for me at work. A lot of obligations and documents to write. Writing performance reviews and promotion documents is a lot of work that I don't like.
At the end of the month, Putin decided to invade Ukraine. I live "next door" in Poland, so it has been challenging. I have Ukrainian friends, and I'm so sad about what's happening now. I have Russian friends, and they're not fans of what is going on either. Most feel embarrassed by what Putin is doing. Personally, it has been challenging as now I can't stop thinking, what if the war comes to my country and city?
There is a lot of donations where you can help. I've heard that the best advice is for everyone to look at where their government recommends them to help, so I'm not linking to anything. If you can help, then help. I will only remind you that it's winter right now in Ukraine.
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