A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from October. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of October 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.
Teach your children well
"Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays." — Bruce Lee via Swiss Miss
Second order effects
"Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right." — Haruki Murakami via James Clear
A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from September. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of September 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.
How (Not) To Grow Old
“The best way to overcome it [the fear of death]—so at least it seems to me—is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome. I should wish to die while still at work, knowing that others will carry on what I can no longer do and content in the thought that what was possible has been done.” — Bertrand Russell
Growing Up vs. Growing Old
"You put so damned much value on youth, it seems to me you confused growing up with growing old." — Hemingway to Fitzgerald
- Edward Tufte on Twitter: "A+ How to demolish a study in 20 words! (Have always used this list style in writing referee reports, whether favorable or unfavorable, put my time into reading the manuscript not writing long-winded review.)"
- BLUF: The Military Standard That Can Make Your Writing More Powerful
- Zach Tratar on Twitter: "One thing we do well at @stripe is write memos to collaborate on problems and potential solutions. These tend to follow the SCQA format for clarity. S = Situation C = Complication Q = Questions A = Answers Start with basics, say what's hard, provoke thought, and then solve!"
A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from August. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of August 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.
Detecting Agile BS -- Surprisingly good guidance for folks looking to buy software solutions. I am trying to use this content to help educate our clients about making good choices when setting out to build software.
- Lorem Picsum, death by a million pixel-gigabits | David Marby
- Deep links to opt-out of data sharing by 60+ companies – Simple Opt Out
- Experts aren't good at building shared understanding
- Increasing Engineering Tempo
- Clément Chastagnol on Twitter: "This is bonkers! It was still science-fiction 5 years ago 🤯Clone a voice in 5 seconds to generate arbitrary speech in real-timehttps://t.co/3wQ6Qn8Ts2"
- From worry lists to pipelines: 4 steps we used to design processes so we can scale – Andrea Badgley: Support Driven
- David Cancel on Twitter: "Expect to be terrible the first time you try anything. And the second and third time. If you want to get good at anything it will require a bruised ego. Keep showing up if you want it."
Marco Rogers on Twitter: "The role of management is changing. I don't know how long this has been in progress, but the pressure on managers in tech has gone up sharply in recent years. Seemingly spurred on by the movement towards increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace."
A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from July. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of July 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.
- Eva Design System: Deep learning color generator
- Growing Old - Chad Fowler's Ruby Conference 2017 Keynote
- Negative Space: The Vast Emotional Landscape of a Father-Son Relationship Packed into an Animated Short via Colossal
- Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System - The Donella Meadows Project
- The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai
- Get your work recognized: write a brag document - Julia Evans
Vala Afshar on Twitter: ".@Netflix did not kill blockbuster. Ridiculous late fees did. @Uber did not kill taxi business. Limited access and fare control did. @Amazon did not kill other retailers. Poor customer service did. Not being customer-centric is the biggest threat to any business. —@betobrea… https://t.co/CvUwdIXcvh"
Heidi Stevens on Twitter: "I spent today with a man whose mom saved the July 21, 1969 Chicago Daily News for the moon landing coverage. (Column coming tomorrow.) It also contained this op-ed. 50 years ago. Unbelievable.… https://t.co/XcOuybhNEr"