2023 February. Teaching Observability.
Golang, Prometheus, TypeScript, Management, and many other things going on.
Books I'm reading #
- Learning Go: An Idiomatic Approach to Real-World Go Programming by Jon Bodner
- (audiobook in Polish) Zły by Leopold Tyrmand
- Prometheus: Up & Running: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring by Brian Brazil
Books I've read #
- Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp. The book is a collection of blog posts; some are better than others. Part of it is that not all of them aged so well. But opinions make excellent discussion material, so I can still recommend it.
- Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. I have a hard time rating it. I expect most people to get way more out of this book than me, but even I got a couple of uncommon ideas that have stuck with me ever since.
- (Polish) TypeScript na poważnie by Michał Miszczyszyn. It's pretty good, but only in Polish.
Elsewhere on the Web #
- I tried using AI. It scared me. by Tom Scott
- ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web. OpenAI's chatbot offers paraphrases, whereas Google offers quotes. Which do we prefer? By Ted Chiang
Work Culture #
- The real aim of big tech's layoffs: bringing workers to heel. This one is worth some thought.
- The maze is in the mouse by Praveen Seshadri. Opinion about Google culture. I don't believe all of it, but it's interesting.
- Why I Quit a $450,000 Engineering Job at Netflix. Playing it safe is the riskiest choice of all. By Michael Lin
- Just Say No by Jeff Geerling
Tech Work #
- 11 Laws of Software Estimation for Complex Work by Maarten Dalmijn
- I/O is no longer the bottleneck by Ben Hoyt
Self Improvement #
- 3 Times a Week Is a Habit by Laura Vanderkam
- 5 Pieces of Bad Life Advice I'm Glad I Never Followed by Clark Kegley
- Your Coffee Did Not Cost You Your Financial Future (Here's What Did) by How Money Works
- How Young YouTube Millionaires Are Lying To You by Anthony Vicino
- 8. The Sumerians - Fall of the First Cities by Fall of Civilizations
- Cracking Ancient Codes: Cuneiform Writing - with Irving Finkel
In Polish #
Personal Thoughts #
In February, I volunteered to be a teacher for Observability Workshop. It's an introduction to tools for new joiners, but it's still an excellent opportunity to understand them better myself. Teaching something is much harder than just using it (even for a long time). Because of it, I've picked Prometheus: Up & Running this month, and I wonder why I didn't do that sooner.
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