Amanda Nguyen is truly inspiring. That’s not something I say lightly.
She formulated an effective strategy for getting important bills passed unanimously. She passed legislation by “taking our egos and shoving [them] somewhere”. Oh and compromise and respect. Yes! She fought to fix the broken criminal justice system as it pertains to sexual assault, and rolled that experience into Rise Justice Labs. Oh, and she’s training to become an astronaut.
Fatherhood has exposed me to some new music. The themes are similar, so who sang it better?
Given that I have a lot less time these days, and that my brain is being taxed by a recent job change, I’ve been on the lookout for shorter, less attention-demanding podcasts. Enter AFK from Changelog. Episodes are less than 30 minutes, and showcase “the human side of creative work”.
Especially check out AFK with Suz Hinton. They touch on burnout, and the importance of asking for help. It’s not a sign of failure.
I started a new job recently and my on-boarding mentor told me I was bringing lots of value to pull request reviews despite being the new guy. This caused me to pause and reflect on what I do that’s special, why I do it and where my habits came from.
Perhaps the best guide is to think of pull request reviews, and code reviews in general, as an asynchronous pair coding session:
Love this song and sentiment. Getting close to this being reality, but not quite there yet.
Also, I can’t wait until more Americans begin to value and demand good character in their leaders again. That’d be nice.
A recent episode of the Changelog podcast featured an interview with Max Coutté. With the help of some friends and a mentor, he has built his own VR headset. Yes, please! But I should probably wrap up some of my current projects first.
Check out the Relativ project on GitHub.
On a recent episode of Ars Technica Live, Catherine Bracy talks about the housing crisis that springs up in areas of great economic disparity, and efforts to find solutions.
Watch Ars Live Episode 16: The Silican Valley equality crisis.