Five for Friday – August 14, 2020

More random stuff

  • I enjoyed this interview with Lee Atchison – particularly check out his answer regarding DevOps
  • Joel Montvelisky wrote a nice article on Focusing More on Quality and Less on Testing
  • Mike Cohn is one of my heroes – and he’s giving a free webinar on Tuesday
  • So…Microsoft has an “open source hub” – which is weird, because they own github. It also reminds me that Microsoft used to have their own open source site many years ago – feel free to remind me of the name if you remember. edit: CodePlex was the name of the portal from many years back.
  • I’ve been playing Fall Guys, and it’s a blast!

Five for Friday – August 7, 2020

Once again, here’s a random sampling of the internet I found interesting this week.

Five for Friday – July 31, 2020

Five for Friday – July 24, 2020

As I write this, feds are descending on our poor liberal city to help protect us from coffee overdoses and hacky-sack eye injuries. We’ll see how the weekend goes. Here’s some stuff to read if we survive.

Five for Friday – July 17, 2020

Here’s some interesting stuff I found this week.

  • I always love when Cindy Sridharan posts – this one is no exception.. Post-Commit Reviews
  • This is a great article on myths (or realities) of time management
  • Long time readers know that I ski for a week in Whistler every year – I hope to someday take longer ski vacations there…if they every let Americans back into Canada. Their total infection rate is less than any of the 50 US states.
  • Absolutely excellent post (and series) from Janet Gregory on Testing vs quality management
  • Microsoft “re-imagined” procmon for linux. I couldn’t get it to work on ubuntu 20.04, but I’m sure I’ll give it a run someday. A brief scan of comment streams tells me that nobody else can build it either. This is so microsoft.

Five for Friday – July 10, 2020

Here we go again

Five for Friday – July 3, 2020

Another week of random stuff. Let’s see if anything is interesting…

  • There’s a pair of excellent articles from the team at Slack about a recent incident and how they handled it. A Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day at Slack, and All Hands on Deck
  • I think I mentioned last week that I’m learning Rust (for no particular reason). I’m enjoying using codewars for random kata.
  • It’s too bad that this is the last season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – it’s a fantastic show
  • Speaking of television, I’ve been a long time user of youtube tv – but there’s a lot of discussion this week about their recent price change. While I can certainly afford the change, it’s enough of a change that it’s made me realize that I don’t really have any need for live tv streaming. Between the ESPN bundle I get with Disney+, plus locast, I realized I’ve just been wasting my money.
  • I, for one, am completely unsurprised that Dr. Fauci says that he’s “concerned”. Cover your face, stay farther apart than you think you need to, and stop being stupid.
    Please stay safe and healthy.

Five for Friday – June 26, 2020

I like to think that this FfF series (which has lasted a long time now), is an eclectic slice of the internet – but it was cool last week when one of my links was posted by someone who actually reads this thing.

Pretty cool – let’s see if I can do it again.

  • I finally read the latest Patrick Lencioni book, Motive – which sums up a lot of the ideas in some of his previous books. It’s on the short side, but worth the effort, as the points it makes are relevant and fantastic.
  • In Corona news, looks like the results of stupidity in my home country are coming to fruition – The U.S. Has Officially Unflattened the Curve With Its Worst Day of the Coronavirus Pandemic Yet
  • I have a software patent or two. I don’t remember exactly what they’re for, but I’m pretty sure it’s not that unique of an idea. My experience with the patent process was that they don’t look really hard, and although I’m pretty much positive my patent has been “infringed” – I don’t care. Here’s another take – Software patents are another kind of disease
  • I’m not sure how to pull this off myself, but this article on Implementing a No Meeting Day really gave me a lot to think about.
  • For no reason in particular, I began learning Rust last weekend. I’ve kept at it for 30-40 minutes a day, and I’m becoming a bit of a fan.

Five for Friday – Juneteenth, 2020

Happy Juneteenth everyone – I hope you all find your own way to celebrate today. Here are some interesting things I found on the internet this week.

Five for Friday – June 12, 2020

Here’s a few interesting things to read this week.

  • Unity has made Juneteenth a yearly company holiday. Here’s some history of the day.
  • A former colleague of mine, Sue Loh, has an evil plan to save the world. I’ve read the book, and it’s a fun read (even for an adult). Please check it out.
  • I was talking with quite a few people this week about “chance meetings” – and how we’re missing them with everyone wfh. Was happy to see this article telling me how wrong I am.
  • CHAZ already has a wikipedia page – for those not in Seattle, this is just outside of downtown, and it’s been peaceful ever since the police left
  • Well, this is a mess. Recent Windows 10 updates block programs from running