2022 April. Tired and Cynical.
Books I'm reading #
- Designing Your New Work-Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness and a New Freedom at Work by Bill Burnett, Dave Evans.
- The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim.
- The Source by Tara Swart.
Docker Mastery by Bret Fisher
Books I've read #
The Institute by Stephen King. It's ok, but I wasn't enjoying it that much.
Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety by Charlie Hoehn. A short book about bringing joy back to your life. If you've struggled with stress or working too much (it doesn't have to be workaholism), you can find some ideas to try. Nothing groundbreaking, but I enjoyed it.
Elsewhere on the Web #
How To Do Less by Alex Turek. How to do prioritization. It's in software development, but you should be able to use it in any context. I recommend reading Priority Is a Singular Word by Rishabh Dassani while you're at it.
Employees Are Returning to the Office, Just to Sit on Zoom Calls
Those at companies pushing for in-person work are asking: What's the point, if we're still meeting online?
From Belonging to Burnout, Five Years at Airbnb by Sahil S. I've found myself in this story. If you're reading my blog, then I recommend reading it as well.
Microservices: Why Are We Doing This? by Michael DeHaan. Some great points. The only thing I would add is a link to Big ball of mud Wikipedia article. If you stop looking at how much a single microservice is easier to understand and start looking at the whole system, it's no longer easy to say that the Monolith was so bad.
Personal Thoughts #
April was a weird month. I feel like all the stress and overwork were catching up with me. It turned out that I was vitamin D3 deficient when I finally got some time to do some blood tests. I got more energy and a better outlook on life after getting a prescription, but it's getting warmer, and I hope I will get more outside in the upcoming months.
I took some time off but spent most of it visiting doctors and fixing a wooden balcony we have that has disintegrated.
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