🏞 Equality vs equity

“Equality and equity” by Jono Hey (Sketchplanations) Equality is fairness through uniformity, and equity is fairness through a recognition of individual needs. If everyone gets the same—equality—this is fairer than some people getting something and others nothing. In contrast, equity considers each person’s individual needs to give everyone the same opportunity.

May 17, 2024 · 1 min · 51 words

🔗 A framework for PM skill development | Vikrama Dhiman

From Lenny’s Podcast episode: A framework for PM skill development | Vikrama Dhiman (Gojek) Vikrama Dhiman heads all things product at Gojek, including product management, design, program management, and research, across Indonesia, Singapore and India. The 3 W’s framework for PM career growth: What you produce? Start by focusing on your outputs Don‘t lose sight of outputs when you start focusing on outcomes What you bring to the table? Impact through the artifacts that you work on What’s your operating model?...

May 15, 2024 · 1 min · 173 words

🔗 The Communal Plot

The Communal Plot This is a daily poll where you can contribute your opinion to a pair of questions. The plot updates in real-time as more people participate. Below the plot, you can dive into some statistics about how your answer compares to the community’s. Once a new daily poll is posted, the previous day’s poll is archived. You can still respond to it locally, but other people won’t see it....

May 14, 2024 · 1 min · 71 words

🔗 IndieMaker

Buy and Sell Side-Projects, SaaS, Domains and Social Media Accounts | IndieMaker IndieMaker is a community marketplace with 21,057+ members where makers sell their side-projects, unused domains and online businesses.

May 13, 2024 · 1 min · 30 words

🔗 The Composable Architecture: My 3 Year Experience

The Composable Architecture: My 3 Year Experience • Rod Schmidt I recently finished a 3 year stint with a company that uses the Composable Architecture (TCA) from PointFree. I wanted to write about my experiences with TCA and some of the problems I see with it. It’s Complicated The [High] Churn Architectural Issues Performance Issues Company Organizational Issues Company Risks You might be more productive onboarding new developers and adding features with another architecture and still be able to achieve your desired architectural discipline with MVVM or Clean Architecture....

May 7, 2024 · 1 min · 89 words

📋 Ask “How?”

Sharing more widely something that came up in a sketching session — a simple mnemonic for coming up with small / recurrent actions and avoid ending with generic goals that aren’t actionable: Tip Ask “how?” repeatedly until it it becomes silly 🙂 For example, if the initial thing I come up with is… Understand better the inner working of this particular thing Asking “how?” makes it clear that something is missing; so it becomes…...

May 7, 2024 · 1 min · 155 words

🔗 Catalog of Refactoring and Design Patterns

Catalog of Refactoring Refactoring.Guru makes it easy for you to discover everything you need to know about refactoring, design patterns, SOLID principles, and other smart programming topics. See also: The Catalog of Refactoring The Catalog of Design Patterns

May 5, 2024 · 1 min · 38 words

🔗 Your Essential dbt Project Checklist

Your Essential dbt Project Checklist | dbt Developer Blog If you’ve been using dbt for over a year, your project is out-of-date. This is natural. … This post is the checklist I created to guide our internal work, and I’m sharing it here so you can use it to clean up your own dbt project. … with this in hand, you’ll at least know what you’re looking for.

May 4, 2024 · 1 min · 68 words

🔗 We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in leadership

We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in leadership - Fast Company Social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven‘s time-tested framework described five bases of interpersonal power, or the ability to effect change. … Here is the six-element version of the framework: Legitimate power is inherent in a position, such as a supervisor’s job title. … Reward power stems from the ability to grant bonuses, raises, promotions, and privileges. Coercive power relies on the ability to punish via termination, demotion, undesirable scheduling, or unpleasant assignments....

May 1, 2024 · 1 min · 167 words

🔗 Turn newsletters into feeds

Feed Your Email Send newsletters to your feed reader. Generate an email address you can use for any newsletter, and a corresponding feed you can use to read those emails. Kill the Newsletter! Convert email newsletters into Atom feeds

April 29, 2024 · 1 min · 39 words

📜 Plans vs. Planning

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. — Dwight Eisenhower Quote Investigator The details of a plan which was designed years in advance are often incorrect, but the planning process demands the thorough exploration of options and contingences. The knowledge gained during this probing is crucial to the selection of appropriate actions as future events unfold.

April 29, 2024 · 1 min · 56 words

📋 The strange case of Lisbon Meetups “Pizza Monster”

Remembering the strange case of the “Cookie Pizza Monster” that every Technology Meetup organiser in Lisbon became very familiar with during the years around ~2019. A few nuggets of the outrageous situations surrounding these events, where normal social conventions went out the window: 🥇 He was always one of the first to sign up right after a particular Meetup event was open 🤨 Strong suspicion of an automated process going on 🍕 Any Meetups that offered complimentary food (usually pizza) were especially targeted 🤤 Once at the Meetup, he’d ignore all the talks and dash for the pizzas 🥪 The modus operandi was often to fold half of a pizza a couple of times, and process to eat it like a sandwich 🔁 Rinse and repeat until full or no more pizzas 🛍️ At one occasion he even brought refrigerator plastic bags to start filling with the available finger food 😤 When called out by the organiser he reluctantly stopped but was quite upset and rude 🥷 In another occasion, was caught wandering the private office areas of the company hosting the event 🪧 This despite clear signage indicating the event auditorium Although difficult situations to deal with at the time, it became an interesting inner-circle joke amongst Meetup organisers in Lisbon....

April 25, 2024 · 1 min · 212 words

🔗 Enshittification

Enshittification - Wikipedia Enshittification is the pattern of decreasing quality observed in online services and products … The term was used by writer Cory Doctorow in November 20221 … Doctorow has also used the term platform decay to describe the same concept. The ‘Enshittification’ of TikTok | WIRED Here is how platforms die: First, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves....

April 25, 2024 · 1 min · 128 words

🏞 Evolution of Unix systems

“A diagram of the relationships between Unix systems” by Eraserhead1, Infinity0, Sav_vas (Wikipedia)

April 25, 2024 · 1 min · 13 words

📜 Rose, Thorn, Bud - Retrospectives

I’ve come to consider that it doesn’t matter too much what activity you choose to get a discussion going. What matters most is regular reflection, hearing all the voices in a team, and making progress together. — Jono Hey in Rose, Thorn, Bud - Sketchplanations

April 24, 2024 · 1 min · 45 words

🔗 Building Bluesky with a small team

Building Bluesky: a Distributed Social Network (Real-World Engineering Challenges) Rapid growth. The product went from zero to 5 million users in around 12 months after announcing an invite-only beta. Small team. Bluesky was built with a small team of 3 engineers during the first year, and with 12 software engineers at the time of publication.

April 23, 2024 · 1 min · 55 words

🔗 The differences in British and American spelling

The differences in British and American spelling - Oxford International English Schools The main difference is that British English keeps the spelling of words it has absorbed from other languages, mainly French and German. Whilst American English spellings are based mostly on how the word sounds when it is spoken. Follow the link for more details on typical differences in nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc.

April 22, 2024 · 1 min · 64 words

📜 Child to Adult

Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man. — Aristotle

April 21, 2024 · 1 min · 17 words

🔗 It’s time to be outcome driven

It’s time to be outcome driven - Felipe Castro - OKR Trainer, Speaker, Author As Benedict Evans points out, humans have a clear tendency when they get new tools: There’s an old saying that when we get a new tool, we begin by making it fit the old way of working, and then we change the way we work to fit the new tool. 99% of people make OKR fit their old way of working....

April 11, 2024 · 1 min · 190 words

🔗 Simple suggestions for technology investment

Simple suggestions for technology investment. | by swardley | Apr, 2024 | Medium Wardley’s unproven method of thinking about investment. Step 1: Ignore the consultants, business gurus and analyst reports. Step 2: Gather some actual practitioners. Step 3: Ask them what matters. Step 4: Categorise the list. Step 5: Map the perspectives [Parallel] Step 6: Identify areas of investment. [Parallel] Step 7: Aggregation and comparison. TL;DR Be clear on your purpose....

April 10, 2024 · 1 min · 98 words