Almost everyone who does great work toils in relative obscurity. Performance reviews are social fiction. How do people really advance through the…
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Do the work. That's all the productivity advice you need, and the only useful productivity advice you're ever going to get. You can direct your…
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Interviews are filled with posturing, political correctness, and socially convenient falsehoods that have everything to do with large company recruiting…
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Engineers don't have a daily ritual that reminds us why we got into the field. Without a ritual, the drudgery creeps closer and the vision of the…
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Dear friends with fuck you money. It's time we had a talk.
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Why did all major software companies settle on parallel career tracks? To keep engineering managers from developing loyalty to engineers.
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Read clusters of five books. Visualize clusters as instruments to inspect the world. Collect instruments into a mental lab. Read ~40 pages/day. That's…
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Last week my mom died after a three year battle with cancer. I was fortunate to be by her bedside in the last few days of her life. At the beginning she…
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A few days ago I realized something. I don’t like writing. I realized it because I found creative energy to work on programming projects again, and I…
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I've been hacking non-stop for over two weeks. During this time my tech stack has grown to many libraries and multiple services. I've done a lot of…
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Roughly, a go-to-market strategy is the answer to the question "how will you sell what you've made?" Roughly, but not quite.
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Last week I spent every waking moment coding Myrme. I haven’t been this consumed by flow in years. I even thought I permanently lost that ability. But…
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