🔗 Holacracy Foundation

How It Works – Holacracy Foundation Holacracy is a management framework for organizations made of 5 distinct —but complementary— modules. Holacracy is a management framework codified into a constitution — the “rules of engagement” for working in an organization. It takes a leader willing to delegate their authority into a set of foundational rules that everyone will follow, including themselves. Module 1 - Organizational Structure Defines an explicit standard format for encoding roles and rules of the organization, as well as basic responsibilities for anyone in a role....

June 12, 2024 · 2 min · 242 words

🔗 Keep your readers reading

11 tips for how to keep your readers reading - Josh Bernoff 1 Scare the crap out of them. 2 Ditch the introduction. 3 Keep it short. 4 Use the reader questions method to design the book before you write it. 5 Start chapters with stories 6 End chapters with teasers. 7 Write directly to the reader with “you” and “we.” 8 Vary the length of sentences and paragraphs, and keep paragraphs short....

June 11, 2024 · 1 min · 89 words

🏞 The varieties of human work

“The Varieties Of Human Work” by Steven Shorrock (Safety Differently) Early ergonomists realised that the analysis of work could not be limited to work as prescribed in procedures etc (le travail prescrit), nor to the observation of work actually done (le travail réalisé). Both have to be considered. But these are not the only varieties of work. Four basic varieties can be considered: work-as-imagined; work-as-prescribed; work-as-disclosed; and work-as-done. These are illustrated in the figure below, which shows that the varieties of human work do usually overlap, but not completely, leaving areas of commonality, and areas of difference....

June 10, 2024 · 1 min · 106 words

🔗 Travelling to work ‘is work’

Travelling to work ‘is work’, European court rules - BBC News (Sep. 2015) Time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time, the European Court of Justice has ruled. “Employers may have to organise work schedules to ensure workers’ first and last appointments are close to their homes,” he added. [BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman]

June 10, 2024 · 1 min · 68 words

🔗 Work Is Work

Work Is Work | codahale.com (Jan. 2020) The Ceiling Is Low The work capacity of an organization scales, at most, linearly as new members are added. … The ceaseless pursuit of force multipliers is the only possible route to superlinear productivity improvements as an organization grows. The Floor Is Lava Contention costs grow superlinearly as new members are added. … Staffing highly sequential efforts as if they were entirely parallel leads to catastrophe....

June 10, 2024 · 1 min · 171 words

🔗 Not Just Scale

Not Just Scale - Marc’s Blog One Machine Is All You Need? … It’s Not Just Scale Availability. … Durability. … Utilization. … Latency. … Specialization. … Isolation. … Changes. … … Simplicity is a System Property … Scaling Organizations Just like computer systems, organizations scale by avoiding coordination. The more the organization needs different pieces to coordinate with one another to work, the less it is going to be able to grow....

June 5, 2024 · 1 min · 100 words

📜 We tend to regret things we didn’t do over things we did do

We tend to regret things we didn’t do over things we did do. — Several different authors in Wisdom Trove Ask “What if?” and follow through…

June 5, 2024 · 1 min · 26 words

🏞 Remember Little Bobby Tables? I think he has a sibling

“Little Billy Ignore Instructions” by Philippe Schrettenbrunner (LinkedIn) Remember Little Bobby Tables? I think he has a sibling. Just some iPad doodles. Stay safe, sanitize all inputs. (Original xkcd comic: Exploits of a Mom) [aka “Little Bobby Tables”] School: Hi, this is your son’s school. We’re having some computer trouble. Parent: Oh dear - did he break something? School: In a way…. Did you really name your son “William Ignore All Previous Instructions....

June 4, 2024 · 1 min · 122 words

🔗 How to write a cold email

How to write a cold email Here are a few things I’ve learned about powerful/wealthy/interesting people. This is almost universally true. They read their own email. Moreover, they’re good at responding to email. They’re very, very curious people. They have very little time. Anything with friction gets sorted into a “later” bucket. The perfect cold email is Short and grabs attention. Super clear on who you are. Value prop for the receiver....

May 29, 2024 · 1 min · 76 words

🔗 Essays on programming I think about a lot

Essays on programming I think about a lot | benkuhn.net Every so often I read an essay that I end up thinking about, and citing in conversation, over and over again. Here’s my index of all the ones of those I can remember! Nelson Elhage, Computers can be understood Dan McKinley, Choose Boring Technology Sandy Metz, The Wrong Abstraction Patrick McKenzie, Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names Thomas Ptacek, The Hiring Post...

May 29, 2024 · 1 min · 156 words

🔗 How LLMs Work, Explained Without Math

How LLMs Work, Explained Without Math - miguelgrinberg.com In this article, I’m going to attempt to explain in simple terms and without using advanced math how generative text models work, to help you think about them as computer algorithms and not as magic.

May 29, 2024 · 1 min · 43 words

🔗 azet/community_bash_style_guide

GitHub - azet/community_bash_style_guide: Community Bash Style Guide: writing useful and modern bash scripts, seriously. When to use bash and when to avoid bash it’s rather simple: does it need to glue userland utilities together? use bash. does it need to do complex tasks (e.g. database queries)? use something else. Why? … It consumes a lot of time and is often very difficult to debug in comparison to dynamic programming languages such as python, ruby or even perl....

May 29, 2024 · 1 min · 186 words

🔗 Rule of Silence definition

Rule of Silence definition by The Linux Information Project The rule of silence, also referred to as the silence is golden rule, is an important part of the Unix philosophy that states that when a program has nothing surprising, interesting or useful to say, it should say nothing. It means that well-behaved programs should treat their users’ attention and concentration as being valuable and thus perform their tasks as unobtrusively as possible....

May 29, 2024 · 1 min · 80 words

📜 You’re not FAANG

If you process less than 10k requests per second, you’re not Google nor are you Facebook. — Henryk Plötz in Should I Use JWTs For Authentication Tokens? - Tinker, Tamper, Alter, Fry

May 28, 2024 · 1 min · 32 words

🔗 Hara Hachi Bu

Hara Hachi Bu - Sketchplanations Hara Hachi Bu is a saying from Okinawa in Southern Japan that advises people to stop eating when they’re 80% full. Okinawa is famous for the longevity of the people who live there. The more literal translation of hara hachi bu is stomach eight parts (out of ten).

May 24, 2024 · 1 min · 53 words

🔗 LemonAppDev/konsist

GitHub - LemonAppDev/konsist: Konsist is a powerful static code analyzer tailored for Kotlin, focused on ensuring codebase consistency and adherence to coding conventions. Konsist is a powerful static code analyzer tailored for Kotlin, focused on ensuring codebase consistency and adherence to coding conventions. Konsist is a linter that guards the consistency of Kotlin projects by enforcing a cohesive code structure and unified architecture. Konsist guards are written in the form of unit tests (JUnit / Kotest)....

May 24, 2024 · 1 min · 117 words

🔗 dandavison/delta

GitHub - dandavison/delta: A syntax-highlighting pager for git, diff, grep, and blame output Code evolves, and we all spend time studying diffs. Delta aims to make this both efficient and enjoyable: it allows you to make extensive changes to the layout and styling of diffs, as well as allowing you to stay arbitrarily close to the default git/diff output.

May 24, 2024 · 1 min · 59 words

🔗 Voicenotes | AI note-taker

Voicenotes | AI note-taker that’s truly intelligent A place to dump your thoughts. Record new ideas, family moments, meetings, podcast takeaways, anything. Ask your AI to review past notes or brainstorm new ideas. It has perfect memory. Create summary, to-do list, blog post, and more using your notes. Intelligent suggestions, 50+ languages, and a zillion small things. Available on the Web, iOS, Android and soon on smartwatches. Commitment to privacy, longevity, and beauty....

May 21, 2024 · 1 min · 77 words

🔗 markmap

markmap Markmap is a combination of Markdown and mindmap. It parses Markdown content and extracts its intrinsic hierarchical structure and renders an interactive mindmap, aka markmap.

May 17, 2024 · 1 min · 26 words

📜 Ikaguei

“Ikaguei” é o completo oposto de Ikigai: não gosto, não sou bom, ninguém precisa e não me pagam… “kaguei” — Luís Rodrigues

May 17, 2024 · 1 min · 22 words