Five for Friday – November 25, 2022

Short work week this week, but I still found a few things worth sharing – but to be honest, I’ve watched 6-8 hours of world cup soccer every day this week (and will continue for the next few days until I only watch 4 hours a day).

  • We can lead with the thing that gives me great joy every 4 years – the World Cup. I found an interesting article on predicting the world cup winners in python. Too early to know if it’s right or not, but (spoiler alert) I could have predicted France and Brazil as likely finalists without writing any code at all.
  • Other than watching world cup, eating, and sleeping the only other thing I’ve done over the past few days is read Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri. It’s been on my Kindle for a while – and I’m bummed I waited to read it. It is so freaking good – and it made me realize how much good Product Management aligns with the Modern Testing Principles (likely more on that in the next AB Testing Podcast)
  • CNN did a nice article on what we’re doing with live sports at Unity. Sport like you’ve never seen it before.
  • In this week’s installment of “how bad is the twitter dumpster fire”, there’s this post – Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down: From a Real Twitter SRE
  • I’ve been trying to catch up on my backlog of podcasts. I’m a huge fan of the Smartless podcast – the hosts are funny, but they have fantastic guests. A few weeks ago, Joe Biden was on the show. For the haters out there who may read my blog, I suggest you give it a listen. He’s smart, witty, and gives a pretty damn good interview.

That’s all I have. Time to go to bed so I can get up at 2:00am for Tunisia vs. Australia.

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