- 2021 August. Mistakes and Tradoffs.
- 2021 July. Stress and Family Time
How to deal with your perfectionism?
- 2021 June. Trying to do less.
- 2021 May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Tuckman Was Wrong. There are no stages to in group development.
On Good Meetings
Thoughts and resources about meetings.
- 2021 April. Dealing with Stress.
Does it make any difference for learning?
- 2021 March. Learning, Stress, Feedback, Performance Reviews and Purpose.
How can you better respond to stress?
NSDR Non Sleep Deep Rest
Best ways to recharge and solidify knowledge.
What is purpose?
- 2021 February. Work.
What is neuroticism and how to lower it?
Tips for managing your high neuroticism.
Introversion and Solitude
My notes, quotes, and ideas I've found useful.
- 2021 January. Childcare.
Developers nowadays need to write the user interface, backend server, native apps, manage the database, and admin it in production while being proficient in the business domain. Is this possible and real?
Things I’ve learned about sleep and rest.
How to Give and Receive feedback
Everything I know about feedback
The Proximity Principle
Proximity is an underused design principle that can help you create code that's much easier to maintain over time.
Everything about meditation that I can recommend.
- 2020 December. Stress and Rest
Planning for your worst days.
- 2020 November. Management.
Working Effectively with(out) Tests.
How to effectively work with code without test and how to add tests to your project for them to help you the most.
- 2020 October. Tech Lead.
Choosing the Management Track. Notes on Becoming a Tech Lead
Thoughts and resources for new managers.
Are media news information or entertainment?
Book review of Amusing Ourselves to Death
- 2020 September Update. Learning about Management.
Ugh field or Why can't you do this task?
How your emotions can stop you from doing your work.
- 2020 August. Efficiency and "time is money" thinking is terrible.
- 2020 July Update. Working on the Hyperapp book.
- 2020 June Update.
- Nine Lies About Work by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
What questions to ask the company during an interview?
There is lot's of books and resoureces to prepare for the inteview. How to answer questions, but how do you know if that's a rigth job for you?
2020 May Update. Learning about Stress and Burnout.
May is a Mental Health Awareness Month.
Learn JS: Destructuring, Lesson 7.
Does scarcity of time cause burnout?
Transcript of The Scarcity Trap by NPR Hidden Brain podcast.
Why you shouldn't use SASS parent suffixes and what to do instead.
Constructing class names seems like useful DRY optimization. You don't have to type so much. What is wrong with it?
Learn JS: Destructuring, Lesson 6.
Learn JS: Destructuring, Lesson 5.
- Why is disagree and commit a bad strategy?
Are you doing everything right, but find yourself unfulfilled?
Can ACT therapy help you live a happier life?
The best advice for conference or meetup organizers, virtual or physical.
Materials I've found useful over the years as an organizer.
Why YAML is used for configuration when it's so bad and what can you do about it?
YAML replaced JSON, which replaced XML as a format for configuration files. Looking at the transitions to learn how to deal with YAML right now.
- 2020 April Update. The second month of staying at home.
Why You Shouldn't Aim To Feel Productive?
Feeling productive and being productive are different things. Learn the difference.
Uncommon Sense Course Recommendation
Some alternative views that are counter-intuitive or at least uncommon in the broader tech community.
- Learn JS by reading sources of micro libraries.
Free resources during the pandemic
There are two problems a lot of people are struggling right now with. Finding something to do and worrying about financial security.
- 2020 March Update
Code Style that breaks clean code rules: Space Shuttle Style
You should avoid comments and your code should be self-documenting. It's good advice but, is it always true?
- 2020 February Update
How to set up a Haskell project
Installation and set up of Haskell Stack on a new machine
Lambda Days 2020
Notes from the conference
- 2020 January Update
Notes from Software Design X-Rays by Adam Tornhill
Groundbreaking book about software.
- Notes from Professor Frisby's Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Programming
- Notes from Node.js Design Patterns
Why did you fail at your New Year's resolutions? Learn the secrets of creating habits.
Most important lessons learned from "Atomic Habits" by James Clear
- 2019 December Update
- 2019 November Update
How to tell stories? Summary and Review of Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks
Praise for Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
- October 2019 Update
How to destructure property to a different name?
Learn JS: Destructuring Lesson 4.
How to use destructuring with Options Object JS Pattern?
Learn JS: Destructuring Lesson 3.
- September 2019 Update
How to have a destructuring assignment with a default value?
Learn JS: Destructuring Lesson 2.
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.
How to use destructuring assignment to access object property?
Learn JS: Destructuring Lesson 1.
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
On Living Better with Less Technology
Knowledge sharing at work
How to share learning in the team and across teams in the whole organization.
Two architecture rules more people should follow
How can you better structure code and think about web applications?
Feeling Good by David D. Burns
Learn Cognitive Bechavioral Therapy - it's useful even if you don't have any health issues.
You Don't Know JS: Scope & Closures (#2) by Kyle Simpson.
How scope and closures work in JS. What is Hoisting?
Does technology improve or degrade by default?
Inspired by a great talk by Jonathan Blow, I've gathered my thoughts on technology and children, abstractions and learning.
- Learn JS. Hoisting (3). Example with scope
- Learn JS. Hoisting (2). Temporal Dead Zone
- Learn JS. Hoisting (1)
- Start of Learning JS weekly
How to test onSubmit in react-testing-library
Click on the submit button isn't working. How to test it properly?
Object-Oriented Design Criticism
I share the criticism of Object-Oriented programming and design that I find inspiring.
Estimates are relative
How I realized that all tasks are relative and you might not need numerical estimates.
Is "Strong Opinions, weakly held" good advice?
I make a dive into the origins of this term. What does it mean? When does it make sense?
How to set up Rails on a Mac
How I wasted a lot of time to set up Ruby and RoR.
How and why set up a blog with Eleventy
I try to note the process of building this blog.
You Don't Know JS: Up & Going (#1) by Kyle Simpson
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
A memoir about neurosurgeon dying of cancer. His story and thoughts before death.
Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
Book about two things. First - memoir and a short history of positive psychology. Second - differences between pessimism and optimism. How helplessness and depression connect to them.
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
What is the value of learning and memories in modern days and if mnemonic techniques can help us remember more?
Posts before 2019
→ Old blog at krzychukula.blogspot.com