New posts #
- Designing a human process around pathological cases leads to processes that are themselves pathological.
Books I'm reading #
Docker Mastery by Bret Fisher
Books I've read #
- Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Anna Lembke. I can agree with most reviews here. It's moralistic at times. Especially the further you go into the book. But, I wouldn't ignore the main idea of 1-month abstinence or the use of pain just because of it. I may be giving the author a little bit of benefit of the doubt as she is a practitioner and has seen the worst cases of addiction.
Elsewhere on the Web #
- Burnout guide from Commoncog by Guan Jie Fung, Cedric Chin. Its most important part is at the end:
Here's the bad news: we know very little about recovering from burnout. What we do know are two things:
- Individual interventions don't work — and by individual interventions, we mean interventions while the person continues to be at the workplace that caused the burnout.
- If you remove yourself from that working environment, you will recover.
All my recommendations in Pocket
I've spent a lot of time mindlessly watching YouTube recently. But, out of it, I've some fascinating ones worth your time:
- How Senior Programmers ACTUALLY Write Code. The most unexpected idea was that PM shouldn't be part of the prioritization of technical work.
- Monorepos - How the Pros Scale Huge Software Projects // Turborepo vs Nx
- What If We Just...Stopped Working?.
- The Myth Of The "Self-Made" Billionaire
- Does Capitalism Really Drive Innovation?
- America Compared: Why Other Countries Treat Their People So Much Better
- Is Foam Rolling Bad For You?. Spoiler: it may be a waste of time.
- America's Stunted Political Spectrum
- The Man Who Killed Millions and Saved Billions. Great video from Veritasium. I finally got the importance of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers in the current economy.
Personal Thoughts #
It was a weird month in many ways, but I like the focus and flow I get from programming. I miss 1-1 meetings and mentoring I was doing for my team, but I think it was overall a good move.
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