Some things I'm thinking about or reading currently


Last updated: 2 June 2020

 

Note: This page might seem somewhat disjointed. It's a scratchpad of interesting ideas, links and notes related to topics I'm investigating or wrestling with.

 

Stop taking regular notes

 
eugeneyan.com - Discussion of what is wrong with note taking and a suggested note taking method based on "Zettelkasten"

 

Andy's working notes

 
notes.andymatuschak.org - Great collection of info about knowledge work and clarity of thinking. This is inspiring research.

 

Rebuilding Slack on the Desktop

 
Blog entry - this article addresses some themes I'm sure most software developers can relate to, such as dealing with legacy architectures and modernisation of old code. Really interesting points made.

 

Impact vs backlog frame in software development

 
Blog entry The concept of a "backlog frame". Interesting reading and now try examine what frame your own team(s) operate in.

 

Programmer's critique of Missing Structure of Operating Systems

 
Blog entry - A neat summary of some of the problems with operating systems that I think most developers would agree on. Food for thought.

 

Tech Talk Travel - Ben Stephenson, founder & CEO Impala

 
Youtube video - Great insights into the tech side of the travel industry, focus for a possible upcoming blog series.

 

Lessons in career advancement

 
Career Abroad - How the Best Technologists Are Conquering the World

 

How to be effective in the theatre of work

 
An article by Tom Critchlow comparing knowledge work to improv theatre, where some startling parallels emerge.

Yes! and... (https://tomcritchlow.com/2019/11/18/yes-and/)

 

What we know we don't know

 
Related to my question what makes a good developer, I enjoyed this talk by Wayne Hillel.