Chris Peterson

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Chris Peterson

35 days ago

Reminds me of Apex quite a bit (although note quite the same timescale). Interesting observations of why keeping legacy logic working is essential.

In the Emacs world (and in many other domains, some of which we’ll explore below), when they make an API obsolete, they are basically saying: “You really shouldn’t use this approach, because even though it works, it suffers from various deficiencies which we enumerate here. But in the end it’s your call.”

Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You

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Chris Peterson

35 days ago

Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.

Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing

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Chris Peterson

206 days ago

TeX was invented to typeset a book. No plural.

Donald Knuth - The Patron Saint of Yak Shaves

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Chris Peterson

428 days ago

To describe this man as an American hero requires ignoring the immense suffering for which he was personally responsible, both on and off the battlefield. It requires ignoring his participation in the industry of human bondage, his betrayal of his country in defense of that institution, the battlefields scattered with the lifeless bodies of men who followed his orders and those they killed, his hostility toward the rights of the freedmen and his indifference to his own students waging a campaign of terror against the newly emancipated. It requires reducing the sum of human virtue to a sense of decorum and the ability to convey gravitas in a gray uniform.

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

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Chris Peterson

515 days ago

A Conspiracy To Kill IE6

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Chris Peterson

521 days ago

"banning Nazis might actually work so we can't do it" is a fun take

Twitter hasn’t taken the same aggressive approach to white supremacist content because the collateral accounts that are impacted can, in some instances, be Republican politicians.

Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

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Chris Peterson

713 days ago

The dragons of the unknown; part 1 – corporate bureaucracies

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Chris Peterson

845 days ago

Sick literary review burn.

The magic kingdom of Dinesh D'Souza

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Chris Peterson

851 days ago

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future

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Chris Peterson

914 days ago

What No One Tells You About Being a Product Manager

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Chris Peterson

974 days ago

Coconut Headphones: Why Agile Has Failed

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Chris Peterson

983 days ago

Thou shalt not bypass the intent of the configured security settings

Without Sharing: Best practices when bypassing Apex sharing rules and object security

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Chris Peterson

985 days ago

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

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Chris Peterson

1059 days ago

Like Oppenheimer, Twitter was so obsessed with splitting the atom they never stopped to think what we’d do with it.

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

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Chris Peterson

1133 days ago

Focus on the problem first, not the solution. Don’t pick any tool until you have fully understood what you are trying to achieve or solve. Don’t give up solving the actual problem and make it all about learning and using the shinny new tech

YAGNI, Cargo Cult and Overengineering - the Planes Won't Land Just Because You Built a Runway in Your Backyard

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Chris Peterson

1150 days ago

The reactionary right scream for a rugged and manly authenticity because they are the most domesticated people in existence. They wilt in horror at a few kids in hoodies or a few students who don’t approve of what they have to say because a lifetime of bourgeois morality and the comforts of a life built on imperial superprofits have made them biddable, tail-wagging, snarling but tamed.

Voyage to the prison planet

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Chris Peterson

1254 days ago

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Chris Peterson

1273 days ago

Excellent writeup of the technical details behind the lastpass security scare. Especially crazy: "foo.bar can be made to resolve with a <form> element with a child <input> element with name=bar."

LastPass: global properties can be modified across isolated worlds, allowing remote code execution

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Chris Peterson

1280 days ago

The Pitfalls of Boolean Trap

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Chris Peterson

1334 days ago

Cargo Cult Agile

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Chris Peterson

1361 days ago

Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic?

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Chris Peterson

1399 days ago

More on the time Rudy Giuliani helped incite a riot of racist cops

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Chris Peterson

1411 days ago

This got taken down because of a comically frivolous legal threat, which of course means it's worth a read.

Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man Who Pretended to Invent Email

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Chris Peterson

1411 days ago

Killed By A Machine: The Therac-25

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Chris Peterson

1421 days ago

It’s this awful catch-22, where recognizing the true nature of the problem actually hinders the ability to overcome.

Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

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Chris Peterson

1426 days ago

Booth Babes Don’t Work

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Chris Peterson

1428 days ago

If you're only going to read one "inside the mind of Trump" article this election, this is the one to go with.

How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind

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Chris Peterson

1428 days ago

This is so dumb, but so great.

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Chris Peterson

1431 days ago

How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? This is how

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Chris Peterson

1431 days ago

Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

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Chris Peterson

1431 days ago

Well worth reading. Fascinating story of both the history of BART and world class civic participation.

Bill Wattenburg’s Background: BART—Bay Area Rapid Transit System

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Chris Peterson

1588 days ago

Give to givers. Take time to give to folks who give, be cautious of people who always take.

A Manager’s Job Is Making Sure Employees Have a Life Outside Work

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Chris Peterson

1642 days ago

Expect to spend time on code review every day, throughout the day

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Chris Peterson

1662 days ago

There's quite a bit in this post I don't fully agree with, but it's core points certainly have some level of validity. Scrum does have some very bad attributes for a product company, especially if you see scrum as an immutable system and don't subject the process to the same iterative improvement you expect from code.

Why &quot;Agile&quot; and especially Scrum are terrible

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Chris Peterson

1663 days ago

Presented without comment other than to look up the scaled agile framework before looking at this.

Large Agile Framework Appropriate for Big, Lumbering Enterprises

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Chris Peterson

1663 days ago

The single best article I've seen on unit testing. Its all too rare for these to explain why instead of just telling you what to do.

Worth a read even if you're already doing TDD

Unit Tests Are FIRST

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Chris Peterson

1681 days ago

The best digestible counterpoint to "Facebook does it, we can too!"

Facebook’s code quality problem

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Chris Peterson

1692 days ago

If you build managed packages on salesforce this is a seriously awesome concept for loose coupling.

Apex Calls Between Independent Packages

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Chris Peterson

1701 days ago

It might be basic but the virtues of good tests are all too often forgotten. Maybe a mnemonic will help. Can't hurt.

Unit Testing: What to Test? Right-BICEP and CORRECT

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Chris Peterson

1716 days ago

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

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Chris Peterson

1728 days ago

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

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Chris Peterson

1729 days ago

People get confused, companies get confused. When they start getting bigger they want to replicate their initial success. And a lot of them think, well, somehow there’s some magic in the process of how that success was created. So they start to try to institutionalize process across the company and before very long people get confused that the process is the content. I mean that’s ultimately the downfall of IBM. IBM has the best process people in the world; they just forgot about the content.

Would Jobs have made IBM deal? Not in ‘95

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Chris Peterson

1736 days ago

It's accurate enough that reading it will likely be a tragic journey of self-discovery.

Coconut Headphones: Why Agile Has Failed

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Chris Peterson

1736 days ago

Cargo Cult Agile

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