Jason Stirk

6 Followers | 25 Following

Follow

Jason Stirk

236 days ago

The 'Future Book' Is Here, but It's Not What We Expected

wired.com

Jason Stirk

492 days ago

Maintaining confidence while scaling an Engineering team

medium.com

Jason Stirk

592 days ago

The Anger of the White Male Lie

medium.com

Jason Stirk

781 days ago

Work at different management levels

larahogan.me

Jason Stirk

867 days ago

hint: it isn't the developers, so much as the situation.

Hyperproductive development

blog.jessitron.com

Jason Stirk

906 days ago

the way Uber and startup culture has co-opted and bowdlerized the phrase into an anodyne signifier of entrepreneurialism is gallingly hollow. The side hustle is a survival mechanism, not an aspirational career track.

The Startup Industry’s Toxic “Side Hustle” Fixation

theringer.com

Jason Stirk

1015 days ago

Some great practical advice here for more productive meetings.

On Better Meetings

larahogan.me

Jason Stirk

1084 days ago

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

cutle.fish

Jason Stirk

1103 days ago

The site, known as Warratyi, shows Aboriginal Australians settled the arid interior of the country around 49,000 years ago — some 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.

The shelter, about 550 kilometres north of Adelaide, also contains the first reliably dated evidence of human interaction with megafauna.

Elder on toilet break finds rock shelter, rewrites Aboriginal history

abc.net.au

Jason Stirk

1105 days ago

Homogenous teams create a vicious cycle of homogeneity. Is a candidate uncomfortable around people who are gay? Older than they are, younger than they are? People of color? You might never know until they get a chance to interact with a variety of people — is that time going to come before or after that candidate is on your staff?

I’m a Woman in Tech, But Even I Didn’t “Get It” Until This Week

lauraroeder.com

Jason Stirk

1215 days ago

Some really great tips and techniques here, for both novice and long time coders.

Regardless of who you are, how much passion or natural talent you have, you will eventually hit a hard ceiling. I’m going to share with you a few techniques that will dramatically improve your disciplined problem solving abilities.

Good coding instincts will eventually kick you in the teeth

medium.freecodecamp.com

Jason Stirk

1215 days ago

Cool to see that teams are starting to look at what happens if quantum computing renders today's security algorithms obsolete and breakable.

Experimenting with Post-Quantum Cryptography

security.googleblog.com

Jason Stirk

1218 days ago

Very quickly my Pokemon catching dreams were obliterated by the unfortunate reality that exist for a Black Man in America. I realized that if I keep playing this game, it could literally kill me.

Warning: Pokemon GO is a Death Sentence if you are a Black Man.

medium.com

Jason Stirk

1224 days ago

Software development does not have economies of scale.

In all sorts of ways software development has diseconomies of scale.

Software has diseconomies of scale - not economies of scale

allankelly.blogspot.com

Jason Stirk

1231 days ago

The secret of taste: why we like what we like

theguardian.com

Jason Stirk

1240 days ago

There seems to be a belief in Silicon Valley that a failed algorithm is just a step on the way to success, and the fix will arrive in the next generation of software. But they seem oblivious to the fact that many regulations are there to deal with conflicts of interest, and algorithms do nothing to address that problem. So if something goes wrong on a Sharing Economy service, it’s in the interests of the platform to cover it up, and that’s a big problem.

“Sharing economy platforms exist for one purpose only, which is to make money for their investors”

medium.com

Jason Stirk

1256 days ago

Once it had taught itself to recognize the Blade Runner data, the encoder reduced each frame of the film to a 200-digit representation of itself and reconstructed those 200 digits into a new frame intended to match the original.

A guy trained a machine to "watch" Blade Runner. Then things got seriously sci-fi.

vox.com

Jason Stirk

1257 days ago

Interesting perspective on identifying and digging yourself (and others) out of shitty situations - times when it's too easy to make bad choices.

The Threshold of Misery is that point when things have become so bad, you simply cease to care when they get worse.

Returning From the Threshold of Misery

kerrizor.com

Jason Stirk

1263 days ago

A hilarious reminder that you probably don't understand things as thoroughly as you think you do.

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

booooooom.com

Jason Stirk

1264 days ago

How many tech startups in the world are currently creating arbitrary incentives for systems that are ultimately unsustainable?

Unfortunately, in its desire to do good in a poor part of the world, the Body Shop created a situation which was worse than when they began: Massive resources went into shea butter production only to find that it was not needed, and the overproduction of nuts ended up being mostly worthless.

Incentives Gone Wrong: Cobras, Severed Hands, and Shea Butter

fs.blog

Jason Stirk

1278 days ago

An irrational decision isn't always irrational given the context of the decision, and we should strive to understand the context before judging.

By extension, we should only call a choice irrational or suboptimal if we know what people are trying to optimise.

The Devil’s Wager: when a wrong choice isn’t an error

mindhacks.com

Jason Stirk

1288 days ago

Why do we give robots female names? Because we don't want to consider their feelings

newstatesman.com

Jason Stirk

1289 days ago

Interesting look into how a language's documentation and educational materials can dictate the community because of what. An important read for anyone who teaches or writes documentation.

The values of our educational materials create our community values. People whose assumptions mesh with theirs proceed onward to community participation; people whose assumptions and values don’t leak out of the pipeline.

Betsy Haibel has an Online Presence

betsyhaibel.com

Jason Stirk

1303 days ago

This is fascinating, not just for the geostatistical analysis, but also for the political ramifications.

The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map 

slate.com

Jason Stirk

1303 days ago

Don't tell me to 'get over' a colonialism that is still being implemented today

theguardian.com

Jason Stirk

1305 days ago

The Market Fairy Will Not Solve the Problems of Uber and Lyft

ianwelsh.net

Jason Stirk

1305 days ago

Guess what? URL shorteners short-circuit cloud security

arstechnica.com

Jason Stirk

1306 days ago

Racism is Socially Engineered Injustice

braythwayt.com

Jason Stirk

1306 days ago

The only difference between a Christian gunman and a Muslim terrorist is racism

qz.com

Jason Stirk

1307 days ago

Breakthrough Starshot announces plans to send ship to Alpha Centauri

arstechnica.com

Jason Stirk

1309 days ago

How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell

splinternews.com

Jason Stirk

1316 days ago

"We've had rape threats and death threats by people who were threatened by the existence of a bake sale that could potentially engage with an issue of inequality."

Backlash to university's gender pay gap bake sale highlights 'trend of online behaviour towards women'

abc.net.au

Jason Stirk

1317 days ago

The Classic Metal Behind the Origins of Life

nautil.us

Jason Stirk

1323 days ago

But if we explore where process might come from, you’ll understand three things: the circumstances that lead to the necessity of process, how it could be awesome, and most importantly, your role in maintaining the awesome.

The Process Myth

medium.com

Jason Stirk

1329 days ago

Take Uber, for example. Uber’s great at solving how people with smartphones and disposable income can get around major cities — a small fraction of the global population. Uber is less good at helping the drivers, whose income is much lower than the riders, benefit from this new paradigm. Uber has hailed their impact as letting people work flexibly and use assets more productively, but strategically is investing hugely in driverless cars.

Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Arrogance

thedevelopmentset.com

Jason Stirk

1331 days ago

How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need?

jpl.nasa.gov

Jason Stirk

1332 days ago

What we’ve found, over and over, is an industry willing to invest endless resources chasing “delight” — but when put up to the pressure of real life, the results are shallow at best, and horrifying at worst.

Dear Tech, You Suck at Delight

medium.com

Jason Stirk

1336 days ago

But what I’ve realized is that every question carries weight. Every bit we collect is part of a personal history—a story of a life lived. And those lives are always messier than the “frictionless interactive experiences” we—designers, writers, strategists, whathaveyous—intend to create.

Personal Histories

sarawb.com

Jason Stirk

1341 days ago

Australia's former top statistician and a leading privacy group have slammed the Australian Bureau of Statistics for quietly reinstating a plan defeated a decade ago to retain names and addresses from the 2016 census, opening the door to future governments accessing sensitive personal information.

ABS slammed for breach of trust over 'intrusive' Census data matching plan

afr.com

Jason Stirk

1343 days ago

A More Pseudonymous Internet

theatlantic.com

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up.

washingtonpost.com

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

Even when we get past introductions, we make all sorts of arbitrary assumptions about someone’s personality, interests, and hobbies. How can someone be a developer and not like video games, or Star Wars, or staying up all night programming while eating junk food? We tease each other for not living up to those assumptions by saying, “but every developer likes this!” Yes, there’s usually an intended humor in these comments, but they still make people uncomfortable: they vocally point out one’s differences with the subtext that there’s something wrong with them

Stop Acting So Surprised: How Microaggressions Enforce Stereotypes in Tech

modelviewculture.com

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

One morning last July, in the rain forest of northwestern Brazil, Dan Everett, an American linguistics professor, and I stepped from the pontoon of a Cessna floatplane onto the beach bordering the Maici River, a narrow, sharply meandering tributary of the Amazon.

The Interpreter

newyorker.com

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

EVA 23: exploring the frontier

blogs.esa.int

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

Son, It’s Okay If You Don’t Get Laid Tonight

angieup.tumblr.com

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

On Ghosts

caraellison.co.uk

Jason Stirk

1356 days ago

When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege

medium.com

Jason Stirk

1363 days ago

Horizontal History

waitbutwhy.com

Jason Stirk

1365 days ago

You probably have Idea Debt + How to ‘cure’ it

jessicaabel.com

Jason Stirk

1365 days ago

Giving better code reviews

medium.com

Like this set of items on Pocket? Share with friends.