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matagus Méndez

53 days ago

A "laissez faire" group is about as realistic as a "laissez faire" society; the idea becomes a smokescreen for the strong or the lucky to establish unquestioned hegemony over others. This hegemony can be so easily established because the idea of "structurelessness" does not prevent the formation of informal structures, only formal ones. Similarly "laissez faire" philosophy did not prevent the economically powerful from establishing control over wages, prices, and distribution of goods; it only prevented the government from doing so. Thus structurelessness becomes a way of masking power, and within the women's movement is usually most strongly advocated by those who are the most powerful (whether they are conscious of their power or not). As long as the structure of the group is informal, the rules of how decisions are made are known only to a few and awareness of power is limited to those who know the rules. Those who do not know the rules and are not chosen for initiation must remain in confusion, or suffer from paranoid delusions that something is happening of which they are not quite aware.

THE TYRANNY of STRUCTURELESSNESS

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matagus Méndez

70 days ago

If a company needs a CTO then that person defines the vision for a long-term impact on technology. More and more businesses today are not using technology, but instead are defined by it. Everything is built on technology, from retail ecommerce to mobile apps and it all benefits greatly when someone inside is pushing the technology to make it greater. It’s a fight a CTO can’t give up and allow the technology team to be the implementers.

Becoming a CTO

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matagus Méndez

73 days ago

Notes on Startup Engineering Management for Young Bloods

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matagus Méndez

134 days ago

My first impressions of web3

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matagus Méndez

262 days ago

How to build silos and decrease collaboration (on purpose)

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matagus Méndez

320 days ago

> when enough pressure is applied to development teams, they shift from solving technical problems to figuring out how to deliver anything that will relieve that pressure.

You need Software Developers to believe in your project

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matagus Méndez

323 days ago

The reason writing a good 4 page memo is harder than “writing” a 20 page powerpoint is because the narrative structure of a good memo forces better thought and better understanding of what’s more important than what, and how things are related.

Powerpoint-style presentations somehow give permission to gloss over ideas, flatten out any sense of relative importance, and ignore the interconnectedness of ideas.

Working Backwards

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matagus Méndez

323 days ago

In other words, Jeff’s vision was that we needed to focus on loosely coupled interaction via machines through well-defined APIs rather than via humans through emails and meetings. This would free each team to act autonomously and move faster.

Working Backwards

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matagus Méndez

334 days ago

Against service layers in Django

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matagus Méndez

345 days ago

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I learned that real networking was about finding ways to make other people more successful. It was about working hard to give more than you get.

Summary: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi with Tahl Raz

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matagus Méndez

349 days ago

You use more open source software than you think · The ReadME Project

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matagus Méndez

352 days ago

The best thing that can be done to a problem is to solve it. False. The best thing that can be done to a problem is to dissolve it, to redesign the entity that has it or its environment so as to eliminate the problem

A Lifetime of Systems Thinking

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matagus Méndez

352 days ago

We don’t have to monetize or optimize or organize our joy. Hobbies don’t have to be imbued with a purpose beyond our own enjoyment of them. They, alone, can be enough.

The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles

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matagus Méndez

363 days ago

Rereading: Vineland by Thomas Pynchon

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matagus Méndez

380 days ago

Customer interactions drive business value, while the underlying database decisions very rarely do. The modern company seeks to innovate at the top of the stack, close to the customer, not the bottom.

a unified theory of low/no code, middleware, and the future of enterprise applications

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matagus Méndez

406 days ago

Technical debt is caused by a lack of understanding — it stems from disagreement between business needs and how the software has been written.

The True Meaning of Technical Debt 💸

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matagus Méndez

409 days ago

In the context of a team the first indicator of too much WIP usually is that everyone in the team is working on something different. For every engineer in the team there is a separate task or even project. Daily stand ups are centered around people not work. There are also very few interactions between people during the stand up, so everyone just pushes their current status to the group.

Limiting Work In Progress

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matagus Méndez

425 days ago

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matagus Méndez

606 days ago

Sometimes you’ll find work that’s worthy of attention, but which an organization is incapable of paying attention to, usually because its leadership doesn’t value that work. In some companies this is developer tooling work, in others it’s inclusion work, and in most companies it’s glue work.

Work on what matters

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matagus Méndez

610 days ago

But regardless of your mission statement, your culture, your values, and so on, if you choose the wrong revenue model, it will dominate them in a shareholder-value-driven, capitalistic society. Culture can only dominate if it’s negative. A positive culture is necessary, but it’s not sufficient.

In other words, over the long term, a company (and its product) will morph to take the shape of its revenue streams.

Is Revenue Model More Important than Culture?

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matagus Méndez

618 days ago

Meetings are often opinion, rather than evidenced based.

Stop Asking Everyone’s Opinion

The modern organisation is obsessive about collaboration and consultation – but encouraging everyone’s opinions on everything invites bullshit.

The Rise Of Business Bullshit – And How We Can Fight It

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matagus Méndez

627 days ago

In other words, the jobs that seem to best resist technological unemployment are those that involve building, maintaining, promoting, and defending a particular perspective.

How to Use Evernote for Your Creative Workflow clipping

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matagus Méndez

632 days ago

Most developers don’t understand open source to be a particular license that certain software artifacts are in compliance with, but an attitude, an ideology. And that ideology isn’t just about the consumption of the software, but also its production. An open source project should have a public bug tracker. There should be a mailing list, for discussion. You should be able to observe, and ideally participate in, the development of the software. Focusing on the code being open is putting the cart before the horse.

What comes after open source

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matagus Méndez

633 days ago

Why Understanding beats Knowledge

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matagus Méndez

664 days ago

In-office and remote work are different platforms of work. And right now, what we’re seeing a lot of companies attempt to port local work methods to working remotely.

Remote work is a platform

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matagus Méndez

874 days ago

Camels and Rubber Duckies

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matagus Méndez

876 days ago

Scaling Patterns for Netflix&#039;s Edge

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matagus Méndez

885 days ago

Para entender la brutalidad del capitalismo americano, tienes que comenzar en la plantación

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matagus Méndez

911 days ago

The connection to literacy was painfully clear. It isn't enough to just learn to read and write. There is also a literature that renders ideas. Language is used to read and write about them, but at some point the organization of ideas starts to dominate mere language abilities. And it helps greatly to have some powerful ideas under one's belt to better acquire more powerful ideas [Papert 70s]

The Early History Of Smalltalk

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matagus Méndez

962 days ago

Once we know the candidate has the required level of competence, most companies focus on what is usually referred to as “cultural fit.”

This is probably one of the most damaging concepts to your efforts to build a great organization.

Of the vast pool of people in the world, companies filter out almost everyone except those that are perceived as a “cultural fit,” which of course is a very ill-defined concept.

For most organizations, “cultural fit” is the politically correct term for what essentially translates into: “hire people that look and think like we do.” In our industry, usually that means white men from top-tier universities with technical degrees, hiring more white men from top-tier universities with technical degrees. In my experience, this is not usually conscious or intentional, but the results are plain to see.

I’d like to try to convince you that “cultural fit” is the wrong objective here.

Empowered Product Teams

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matagus Méndez

979 days ago

10 Lessons from 4 Years Working Remotely at Automattic

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matagus Méndez

982 days ago

Partnering with your manager

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matagus Méndez

1007 days ago

It&#039;s Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings

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matagus Méndez

1032 days ago

Even during my hiring period, all my communication was asynchronous.

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matagus Méndez

1053 days ago

Of course, you don’t have the freedom to choose to deploy in the cloud just because it makes life easier for you. Some products (operating systems or video game consoles) simply can’t exist entirely in the cloud. If you build for consumers on mobile, you’ll probably choose a native app so you can deliver the best UX, because at least in consumer, rich UX trumps engineering productivity. I know it sounds preposterous, but be prepared for shipping mobile apps to have more in common with shipping operating systems than with shipping for the web. That’s why even if you are mobile first, you want all of the brains of your mobile apps to live on the server where you can easily change them.

The Right Way to Ship Software

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matagus Méndez

1053 days ago

As a rule of thumb, expensive software means predictability is key while shipping. Customers need your product. If you have a lower (or no) price tag, focus on UX. Users who don’t need your product have to want it.

The Right Way to Ship Software

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matagus Méndez

1100 days ago

Why our dev team moved from Trello to Clubhouse

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matagus Méndez

1129 days ago

27 Product Backlog and Refinement Anti-Patterns

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1142 days ago

Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

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matagus Méndez

1152 days ago

La explicación más clara de cómo armar un roadmap usando Mission, Themes, Milestones, Epics y User Stories.

Building Product Roadmaps

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matagus Méndez

1157 days ago

Making Architecture Matter - Martin Fowler Keynote

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matagus Méndez

1313 days ago

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Repair is as important as innovation

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1313 days ago

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The Solitary Life of Cranes - Trailer

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matagus Méndez

1377 days ago

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matagus Méndez

1378 days ago

el mejor libro que leí para entender de dónde viene, qué es y a dónde va deep learning

MIT Deep Learning Book (beautiful and flawless PDF version)

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matagus Méndez

1379 days ago

I am the Yr in &quot;Kill Yr idols&quot;: How I Inspired Sonic Youth&#039;s Iconic Song

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matagus Méndez

1410 days ago

Fallacies of distributed computing

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matagus Méndez

1410 days ago

Distributed systems for fun and profit

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matagus Méndez

1417 days ago

If I don't understand you, it's your fault. This has to be the most basic, fundamental principle of a good software architect (well, of any engineer), but most of the architects I've met so far, in many companies, don't seem to believe in it. They don't understand that the job of a software architect is to make complex things simple, not the other way around

The Better Architect You Are, The Simpler Your Diagrams

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1421 days ago

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