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everyone talks about how instagram is bad for mental health but what about jira??— isha (@ikasliwal) October 7, 2021
You can’t tell people anything (2004) (habitatchronicles.com) — A great post by Chip, who explains how some things have to be experienced, telling people about it is not enough.
Why corporate social responsibility is BS (theguardian.com) — Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor, about corporate social responsibility and how it‘s mostly marketing.
Why Curiosity Is Better Than Being Smart? (durmonski.com) — Ivaylo Durmonski about the loop of smartness and curiosity.
The Stability Fantasy (orionmagazine.org) — Emmett FitzGerald on the illusion of viewing nature as a stable backdrop of life.
The great irony of climate change is that, even though it is now occurring at an incomprehensibly rapid pace from a geologic perspective, it is still moving too slowly for humans to understand it as the crisis that it is.
Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet (blog.cloudflare.com) — Celso Martinho with an outsiders view on the Facebook outage.
More details about the October 4 outage (engineering.fb.com) — Santosh Janardhan about the things that happened inside of Facebook during the outage.
Tools to explore BGP (jvns.ca) — Julia Evans about the BGP protocol and tools to visualize BGP routes.
The Facebook whistleblower testifies (platformer.news) — Casey Newton about the Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and her testimonial.
We need to talk about Facebook PR guy Andy Stone (inputmag.com) — Chris Stokel-Walker about the questionable methods of Favebooks PR guy Andy Stone.
Sociotechnical Lenses into Software Systems (paulosman.me) — Paul Osman about the different lenses one can have on a team and the importance of the sociotechnical one.
Doing Software Estimation within constraints of Hofstadter’s law and Parkinson’s law (shekhargulati.com) — Shekhar Gulati has a guide to maybe more precise software estimation.
How to replace estimations and guesses with a Monte Carlo simulation (lucasfcosta.com) — Lucas Fernandes da Costa recommends a simulation for (software) estimations.
The value of in-house expertise (danluu.com) — Dan Luu about the the old buy vs. build question and why it’s often better to build (for bigger companies).
My Logging Best Practices (tuhrig.de) — Thomas has some tips when it comes to application logging.
Is this the simplest (and most surprising) sorting algorithm ever? (arxiv.org) — Stanley P. Y. Fung introduces a super simple, though slow, sorting algorithm.
3 Things Go Needs Right Now More Than Generics (betterprogramming.pub) — Ryan Collingham about Go‘s missing features, in particular enums, universal nil and concise error handling.
Faster time parsing (philpearl.github.io) — Phil Pearl goes on an adventure to make parsing RFC3339 faster.
20 Things I’ve Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer (simplethread.com) — Justin Etheredge has a list of great advice.
Corey Quinn on Twitter (twitter.com/QuinnyPig) — Corey Quinn has a thread of things learned over the years from various outages.
Rewilding your attention (uxdesign.cc) — Clive Thompson makes the point that we should discover new things without the algorithms sometimes, it‘s called „rewilding your attention“.
It’s time to stop misleading consumers about recycling (latimes.com) — LA Times on the sad state of recycling (in the US).
Most Americans Today Believe the Stock Market Is Rigged, and They’re Right (bloomberg.com) — Liam Vaughan about insider trading and fairness in the stock market.
A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane (noaa.gov) — Impressive footage from inside a hurricane.
The Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small Pants (theatlantic.com) — Amanda Mull about the journey your sent-back items take and the myth that they get re-sold.