A twitter follower just told me that my five for friday didn’t show up. Yes, I’ve been busy, but mostly just dumb, as I somehow managed to write this, and not post it.
Better late than never.
This week has …not really been any better than last week. Lots of things happening, and only some of them are good. I still found a few bits of information worth sharing.
- Something that really bugs me is stupid password rules. The only password I know is my bitwarden password, and it’s basically the opening paragraph of a novel. Anyway, some smart people at Princeton wrote a really cool paper about stupid websites and stupid password rules.
- I probably linked to Github Copilot when it was first announced (and I’m too lazy to look right now). But apparently, This Copilot is Stupid and Wants to Kill Me.
- I’m reading, When They Win, You Win by Russ Laraway. Oh boy is it a good book for managers to read. It’s full of data, anecdotes, and practical things managers can do to keep employees happy and engaged.
- In my ongoing series of posts about burnout, I present The Best Solution to Burnout We’ve Ever Heard | A Conversation With Slack, Netlify & Ambassador Labs (note – it’s a podcast, but the TL;DL is that burnout decreases when you actually ship things frequently. Burnout is caused by crap like toil, rework and spending too much mental energy on bottlenecks. I’ll say it here – Modern Testing is the antidote to burnout 🙂
- I found out about this today from Noah Sussman. Apparently, Minnesota republicans can’t read, and accidentally approved a bill legalizing hemp-based THC edibles and beverages. It’s good for Minnesota, but yet another embarrassing story about dumb politicians in America.
I hope something here is interesting for you. See you next week!