It shouldn’t be hard, but setting up a local instance of Kafka with custom/local SSL certificates and getting it to work without hostname validation turns out very tricky. At least now I can go back to this post to look up the steps needed.
… I sat for an internal interview about my career progression to high level IC engineer, with a focus on how I’ve never felt I needed to become a manager to gain influence. I thought I would share some of my career advice for aspiring IC “lifers.
If your growth has stalled, consider switching jobs. You will very likely get a promotion and more money, with less political heartache.
Why are blended reasons so dangerous? Because weak reasons rarely build on each other – but when they’re numerous they appear compelling.
I have the feeling of having read this before. Basically, when going for something have at least one strong reason. Many small reasons don’t add up to a strong one. Compare with Derek Sivers' Hell yeah or no.
A great article by Christophe Blefari. Mentions many of the issues that plague data engineering teams, and offers some useful solutions. As usual, your workplace might be totally different, but I’m pretty sure you can apply something from here.
The definitions of burnout given here are so close to things I have felt myself it’s scary: I only suspected I may have been burnout. There are longer ways to put it, but in one line, quoted, would be:
There’s a gulf between what they expected from their jobs and what they got.
Also interesting is a study about quietness/multitasking and IQ (emphasis mine):
[…] one group was asked to take an IQ test while distracted by e-mails and ringing telephones. The uninterrupted group did better by an average of ten points, which wasn’t much of a surprise. What was a surprise is that the e-mailers also did worse, by an average of six points, than a group in a similar study that had been tested while stoned […]