Tags: web-review, book, bike, safety, qrcode, barcode, tdd, microsoft, posix, failure, self-hosting, psychology, tech, business, management, agile, 3d, information, quality, metrics, scrum, library, tests, organization, travel, urbanization, project-management, unix, team, godot, system, surveillance, privacy, postmortem, security
Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-37.
Tags: tech, 3d, godot, business
This could be good news, let’s hope this really pushes Godot forward.
Tags: tech, privacy, surveillance
As if we still need people to be convinced… apparently we do. So just in case we need a well built argument about it, this post does it.
Tags: tech, microsoft, security
So they’re seriously not using the system credential management to store these… I mean OK if your machine is compromised there’s not much you can do. But for a laptop being stolen for instance it’d make sense for such tokens to be protected by default and require a passphrase to be read by a local application, otherwise you could just easily recover it from the disk if it’s not encrypted.
Tags: tech, self-hosting
This is a welcome list of options to clarify what we’re talking about when we talk about “self-hosting”. It’s not a single concept but a range of approaches.
Tags: tech, barcode, qrcode
Nice explanation on how QR codes are made. The most gritty details are left out so it’s easy to follow.
Tags: tech, system, unix, posix
Very interesting piece. Goes in length about the UNIX history and the evolution of POSIX. It also highlight its limitations and where the design needs to evolve.
Tags: tech, tests, tdd
Some good points in this list although I’m not in full agreement with everything (especially the one about the lack of usefulness for TDD). The importance and the impacts of the tooling is often underestimated indeed. The last two random opinions about mocking and overtesting are very much true as well.
Tags: tech, project-management, scrum, agile
Lots of truth in there. Indeed the proposed “practices” when they get in just kill the promises of things like Scrum.
Tags: management, metrics
A good reminder about the impacts of Goodhart’s law, or even simply of measuring the wrong thing. I like the conclusion overall: it’s fine to measure things but that shouldn’t be the center of the decision taking and conversations need to take a larger role into it.
Tags: management, team
Good points to keep in mind regarding team size. It’s a delicate balance to strike in an organization.
Tags: tech, organization, information
Interesting point of view. Indeed what might look like magic skills can simply be about having gathered more information. That thus depends on the organization.
Tags: management, failure, postmortem, safety, psychology
If you want to get to the bottom of a problem and of why an accident happen, people need psychological safety. This is indeed necessary if you want them to share truthfully why the accident happened in the first place. Otherwise fear will drive the conversation and hide important facts.
Tags: tech, quality, team
In our industry, we obsess too much over individual performance. In turn it means that the systems we put in place within or around our teams get neglected… this is a problem because it is what has the biggest impact on quality and performance.
Tags: tech, urbanization, bike
Please this, I’d love to see more bikes everywhere.
Tags: book, library, travel
Definitely a good list of places I’d love to visit and get lost into.
Bye for now!