📺 RoadTrip, MathsJam 2023

Every year I considered presenting this here but it never seemed right presenting you all this unless I’d actually visited everyday of the year. And that would too much work for a 5 min talk. But last year, Adam set a precedent for this kind of thing and I immediately realised what I’d be doing this summer. Lots of time spent visiting Portugal, Italy and France: See also: Downloadable calendar and daily photographs The inspiration talk about visiting all possible height restriction sign in the UK

February 29, 2024 · 1 min · 86 words

🔗 8 Different Ways to Organize Your Backlog

8 Different Ways to Organize Your Backlog by Anthony Murphy, Visual Workspace for Innovation User Story Maps Backlog as a User Story Map Idea Funnel Backlog Idea Funnel Backlog feeding into a Kanban board Opportunity Backlog Splitting your backlog into two — Opportunity backlog for discovery and Development for delivery. Classes of Work Backlog Divide your backlog into multiple smaller backlogs based on different classes of work. Tree Backlog Tree backlogs are great for complex products with many different feature sets....

February 20, 2024 · 1 min · 136 words

📺 A plan is not a strategy

A Plan Is Not a Strategy - YouTube Strategic ≠ Planning What most “strategic planning” is in the world of business has nothing to do with strategy. It’s got the word, but it’s not. It’s a set of activities that the company says it‘s going to do. … but the results of all of those are not going to make the company happy, because they didn’t have a strategy. What’s a strategy?...

February 20, 2024 · 2 min · 366 words


BICEPS — PALOMA MEDINA There are six core needs researchers find are important for humans (both at work and in our personal lives). Each of us have a personal hierarchy for the six however: … Getting to know them is a shortcut to better communication, as well as greater inclusivity at work. Belonging Improvement Choice Equality/ Fairness Predictability Significance See also: Coaching Questions Cheat Sheet - Google Docs Getting to Know Others’ BICEPS Core Needs

February 8, 2024 · 1 min · 75 words

📜 Simple tips for managing any project

The distinction between a map and a graph is that in the map, the space has meaning. … Almost everything you’ve ever seen in business that calls itself a map, is instead a graph: mind maps are mind graphs, business process maps are business process graphs, etc. What gives space meaning is the anchor … combined with the position of pieces … and consistency of movement … — Simon Wardley in Simple tips for managing any project

February 4, 2024 · 1 min · 77 words

🔗 Simple tips for managing any project

Simple tips for managing any project | by swardley | Jan, 2024 | Medium These questions are my simple tips for managing any project. “Who are the users?” “What are the users’ needs?” “What capabilities do we need to meet those needs?” “What components do those capabilities need?” “How evolved are these components?” “How are we managing these components?”

February 4, 2024 · 1 min · 59 words

🔗 Backlog size is inversely proportional to how often you talk to customers

Backlog size is inversely proportional to how often you talk to customers As with anything, these are not absolute truths but born out of my experience. Replace planning time with talking to customers Reduce time spent on UI design; focus on technical component design instead How you think people use your app is different than how they use it Implement account spoofing Page one real estate is critical to a seamless experience Your customer is your most important marketer MVPs are pointless if you’re not going to iterate on them There is no point to having a large backlog because the bigger the backlog, the higher the unvalidated assumptions, and the lower the chance that it creates any customer value....

January 24, 2024 · 2 min · 286 words

🔗 DevDocs API Documentation

DevDocs API Documentation DevDocs combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface. Fast, offline, and free documentation browser for developers. Search 100+ docs in one web app including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Go, C, C++, and many more. See also native apps: Dash (paid) for macOs Zeal (free) for Linux and Windows

January 17, 2024 · 1 min · 57 words

🔗 On choosing a college | Seth’s Blog

On choosing a college | Seth’s Blog Here’s a different way to look at it, one that we can broaden into an insight about adult decisions about where to work, where to live, who to hang out with. There are two parts: Are the people this place attracts the sort of people I want to spend time with and become more like? Is the system that is in place here one that pushes and cajoles and processes people to become more like the kind of person I’d like to be?...

January 1, 2024 · 1 min · 92 words

📜 Bad books

Life is too short to read a bad book. — James Joyce

December 20, 2023 · 1 min · 12 words

🔗 Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes

Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes Yahoo Pipes—or, officially, Pipes by Yahoo!, a rare switcheroo of the company’s name—was a service that offered all that and more in a single platform. Individual “Pipes,” as it were, were both personal and public—the service seemed like a portent of the future that techno-utopians were then predicting. But like many great products and services of its time, it never quite came to pass....

December 20, 2023 · 1 min · 73 words

🔗 Unicode Zero-Width Characters

The Beauty of Unicode: Zero-Width Characters Did you know that there are five characters that have zero width? What could be their purpose? Let’s sort it out… See examples in the linked article. Zero-width space (U+200B) The zero-width space can be used to enable line wrapping in long words, when using languages that don’t use spaces to separate words, or after certain characters like a slash /. Most applications treat the zero-width space like a regular space for word wrapping purposes, even though it is not visible....

December 20, 2023 · 2 min · 276 words

📺 Clitics: “there’dn’t’ve”

clitic (plural clitics) (linguistics) A morpheme that functions like a word, but never appears as an independent word, instead being always attached to a following or preceding word (or, in some cases, within a surrounding word). e.g. It’s, should’ve, shouldn’t’ve. There are 2 reasons [for why/when clitics can be applied] Syntatic Gap — A clitic implies another word shoud follow e.g. “Who do you think you’re _____?” Stress patterns — These forms are generaly unsrtesse or week....

December 19, 2023 · 1 min · 96 words

🔗 Which Face Is Real?

Which Face Is Real? Which Face Is Real has been developed by Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom at the University of Washington as part of the Calling Bullshit project. All images are either computer-generated from [thispersondoesnotexist.com](http://thispersondoesnotexist.com/} using the StyleGAN software, or real photographs from the FFHQ dataset of Creative Commons and public domain images.

December 15, 2023 · 1 min · 54 words

📋 Quantifiable achievements

It’s important to understand that recruiters and hiring managers are often looking for concrete evidence of your accomplishments in previous roles. Quantifying your achievements means providing specific, numerical data to illustrate the impact you’ve made. Here’s how you can effectively do this: Use Numbers and Metrics: Quantify your impact with data, e.g., “Reduced website load times by 40% through optimised code.” Project Successes: Highlight successful projects, e.g., “Led a team of 5 to develop a new application, delivered 3 weeks ahead of schedule....

December 14, 2023 · 2 min · 241 words

🔗 The Little Book of Deep Learning

The Little Book of Deep Learning This book is a short introduction to deep learning for readers with a STEM background, originally designed to be read on a phone screen.

December 13, 2023 · 1 min · 30 words

🔗 Architecture Antipatterns

Architecture Antipatterns Discover common architecture antipatterns, learn how to avoid them and overcome design pitfalls! Gain valuable insights, practical advice, and real-world examples to build better software architectures and improve existing ones. Cargo-Culting Domain Allergy Emotional Attachment Infrastructure Ignorance Malignant Growth Misapplied Genericity Never change a running system Over-Engineering Over-Modularization Under-Modularization

December 1, 2023 · 1 min · 51 words

🔗 Enterprise Integration Patterns

Messaging Patterns Overview - Enterprise Integration Patterns This pattern catalog describes 65 integration patterns, collected from many integration projects since 2002. The patterns provide technology-independent design guidance for developers and architects to describe and develop robust integration solutions. The inspiration to document these patterns came when we struggled through multiple integration vendors’ product documentation just to realize later that many of the underlying concepts were quite similar.

December 1, 2023 · 1 min · 67 words

🔗 The Frustration Loop

The Frustration Loop | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Herman’s blog This lead me to an idea: The Frustration Loop The premise is simple. When spam is detected, instead of blocking the blog, fake system error or failure in the most frustrating way possible. Waste their time and make them give up. I got the idea from The Password Game which I highly recommend checking out. Since implementing The Frustration Loop the amount of spam has dropped from about 30% of new blogs, to less than 5% (nothing is perfect)....

November 25, 2023 · 1 min · 105 words

🔗 How You Can Use the 4 Gift Rule This Christmas

How You Can Use the 4 Gift Rule This Christmas | HyperJar The 4 gift rule is very simple: you get each of your children … Something They Want Something They Need Something To Wear Something To Read … the 4 gift rules is great because it helps teach children that they can’t always have everything they want, and helps them to focus on things they actually need. It also teaches them about sustainability — since you’re not buying anything in excess, meaningful gift giving, and gratitude — since they’ll get gifts they’ll really appreciate....

November 15, 2023 · 1 min · 124 words