This is a long-form excerpt for a book appearing the 6th of Jauary. It has the classic mention of (the author interviewed him for the book) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and flow. Nothing ground-breaking, but the writing is good, the book might, too.
It’s a solid summary of techniques to build habits. You can skip it if you have read James Clear’s Atomic Habits or B.J. Fogg’s Tiny Habits but it won’t hurt hearing how to strengthen habits one more time.
Amy Goodchild is an excellent generative artist. I was impressed by her curved line jellyfish (I always get strange artifacts when working with extremely low alpha in p5js) and wanted to see the trick. There is none! Just use the largest possible canvas, or so it seems from the write-up.
I find it very hard to put into words how important the information in this article is. If you are an individual contributor or manager in any kind of knowledge work position (doesn’t matter if it’s development, although it’s the underlying theme in the article) you have to read this.
This is another book by Liz Wiseman (by the end of last year I listened to Impact Players), and is certainly one of the modern classics in management. I had started it in print and found it somewhat repetitive. Found it ideal as audiobook though.
This is a fascinating analysis of LinkedIn data (not sure how the author got it, though). Probably more so because Typeform appears prominently in the analysis, sitting in a comfortable position of having a similar ratio of engineers, data and design.
Not only the GB, but the GB Color, GB Advance, DS and Switch are shown in this impressive scanning. Still not sure if they want to sell me something later, but last month’s Airpods were great and this is very good too.
When it’s in season, we can find fresh truffles at the local farmer’s market. Once every so often we get one (last one just 3 weeks ago). It can be an acquired taste but a well-prepared dish can blow your mind. The best truffle dish I’ve ever had was white truffle pasta at Il Cinghiale Bianco in Florence.
This is an essay-form of a talk from around mid-2015. A tweet by Gwen Shapira got me to read it, because it includes the line Soon we had three kinds of Scala written at Twitter: Scala written by people who wished it was Ruby, Scala written by people who wished it was Java, and Scala written by people who wished it was Haskell.
I was drawn to the title of the article, but it is very poor; particularly for being in Forbes. TL;DR: The author owns a training company and has seen more requests for Scala training. Re-checked the language (last time was in 2008) and found it cool with its functional/OOP freedom.