Scott Muc

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Scott Muc

30 days ago

sage advice for introducing a metric and interpreting it.

Correlated in Retrospect

lizkeogh.com

Scott Muc

85 days ago

Interesting perspective on decision making and measuring the absence of consumption.

Feedback Loops

dcgross.com

Scott Muc

92 days ago

As someone who adores walking as much as possible this article paints a depressing future. It explains why I love Berlin so much.

The end of walking

aeon.co

Scott Muc

97 days ago

I need to the paper that inspired this article. the whole time I was reading this I thought he was talking about software systems.

18 truths: The long fail of complexity

zdnet.com

Scott Muc

99 days ago

Disagree with some of this but like how the author describes their views. Feels like they really think these things through.

Principles of Automated Testing

lihaoyi.com

Scott Muc

146 days ago

This is a lovely article and I read it at the right time.

Erich Fromm on Human Nature, the Common Laziness of Optimism and Pessimism, and Why We Need Rational Faith in the Human Spirit

brainpickings.org

Scott Muc

149 days ago

This is a nice reminder that by repaving my machine on a monthly basis with new password, disk encryption key, and ssh key is not normal.

Meltdown, Spectre, and user stories from the new security “normal”

thoughtworks.com

Scott Muc

162 days ago

Improving Ourselves to Death

newyorker.com

Scott Muc

197 days ago

Investing, I've tried some of these too with decent outcomes!

Five Things I Did to Change a Team’s Culture

zwischenzugs.com

Scott Muc

221 days ago

I must be getting old, so much of this resonated with me. I yearn for the simpler web.

Everything Easy is Hard Again

frankchimero.com

Scott Muc

250 days ago

What happens when the mega-corporations who run the streaming services decide to delete a million songs that aren’t generating sufficient profits to justify their storage costs? Or ten million? Or maybe whole genres — 12-tone-row music, Native American chants, 1920s jazz, etc. — because they just don’t draw a meaningful audience?

Why Music Ownership Matters

thesmartset.com

Scott Muc

292 days ago

Great summary of CAP theory for everyday humans like me.

You Can’t Sacrifice Partition Tolerance

codahale.com

Scott Muc

309 days ago

Interesting and simple concept to solidify a culture.

We Don't Do That Here

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Scott Muc

309 days ago

This reads like a Neil Stephenson novel!

How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online

newyorker.com

Scott Muc

317 days ago

This is where I'm conflicted about software product development. I'm much more attracted to the musician that writes the song they want to hear over the song that the largest market thinks they want to hear.

Does early testing kill creativity?

medium.com

Scott Muc

325 days ago

Yup, it's a club I never wanted to be in. Hope those in the club find this useful.

10 Things That Changed Me After the Death of a Parent

huffingtonpost.com

Scott Muc

330 days ago

The hard part about reading this is recognizing the times where I played the hero.

Beware the Hero

testobsessed.com

Scott Muc

345 days ago

I cut my teeth spending the evenings of my twenties doing this. I hope the next generation doesn't have to.

Recruiting for privilege

techburst.io

Scott Muc

352 days ago

Hard message to read, but important to acknowledge.

The Last Personal Essay About Race I Will Ever Write

lithub.com

Scott Muc

362 days ago

So much insight here. Still so much to improve upon. I find my personal software journey has made me complacent since I've never really worked on things that are really that important.

The Coming Software Apocalypse

theatlantic.com

Scott Muc

377 days ago

The World Turned Upside Down (and what to do about it)

medium.com

Scott Muc

429 days ago

This fits with my previous recommendation. Check out the Philosophise This! podcast on Sartre which relates highly as well.

20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

brainpickings.org

Scott Muc

429 days ago

Mixing identity with a job is the same struggle I have.

On becoming me-shaped again

beero.ps

Scott Muc

489 days ago

"No test has inherent value. A test is only valuable to your project insofar as it supports one or more of the five factors."

So true! I get frustrated when tests aren't worth their weight because they've been dogmatically applied in unimportant areas.

Five Factor Testing

devmynd.com

Scott Muc

499 days ago

I keep ignoring the signs. This post is a good reminder of what to look out for.

Recovering from Burnout

kierantie.com

Scott Muc

508 days ago

How to improve the operators life with documentation.

Things I Learned Managing Site Reliability for Some of the World’s Busiest Gambling Sites

zwischenzugs.wordpress.com

Scott Muc

531 days ago

These things are beginning to ring true for me.

Five Things Old Programmers Should Remember

medium.com

Scott Muc

563 days ago

more info to remind people you can't rollback time!

You Can’t Have a Rollback Button

blog.skyliner.io

Scott Muc

569 days ago

A good think piece comparing cash to public monetary infrastructure whereas deposit accounts in banks as private monetary infrastructure.

In praise of cash

aeon.co

Scott Muc

576 days ago

There's so much to process in this short post. If you've ever complained and said "they're just doing it wrong", or "why won't they do what I tell them", this post speaks to that.

The Three

royrapoport.blogspot.com

Scott Muc

583 days ago

something I've been wondering about too.

Mistakes You Apparently Just Have to Make Yourself

hackernoon.com

Scott Muc

606 days ago

I would say I'm emotionally stable and I do love dark humor.

Smart, Emotionally Stable People Enjoy Morbid Humor

psmag.com

Scott Muc

650 days ago

inspiring read!

The Human Side of Trade

medium.com

Scott Muc

653 days ago

I actually don't like a lot of the points here, but it's reality. What I glean from this is that the industry requires you to be a superficial workaholic.

On Getting Old(er) in Tech

corgibytes.com

Scott Muc

672 days ago

a treasure trove of information about technical leadership.

The Problem with Tech Leads

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Scott Muc

681 days ago

Lots of good points here. I like the breakdown of implementation costs and controversy factors.

Some things that might help you make better software

drmaciver.com

Scott Muc

694 days ago

"All this talk about "investing" in, say, learning Hot New Framework X. It's all BS. You are not "investing" anything. You are SPENDING. And you wont get it back, so be careful what you spend your time on." - Robert (in the comments)

Interesting read, but this is one of the rare cases where the comments are really good!

Reflections of an 'Old Programmer'

bennorthrop.com

Scott Muc

706 days ago

So many people have these issues. I'm thankful I learned to slow down a while ago.

The abundance of slowness

blog.marvelapp.com

Scott Muc

706 days ago

Good naming is a process, not a single step

arlobelshee.com

Scott Muc

713 days ago

Sounds too good to be true! I think I would fit in at Buffer.

The ‘No Complaining’ Rule: What it Really Means to Create a Company Culture of Positivity

open.buffer.com

Scott Muc

717 days ago

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

42hire.com

Scott Muc

731 days ago

I would call this HTTPS in plain English. even without pictures I found it very clear and understandable.

How does HTTPS actually work?

robertheaton.com

Scott Muc

731 days ago

Brainpickings is one of the most interesting and inspiring blogs out there to me. If you haven't checked it out, this post is a good capture of the essence of the content.

9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

brainpickings.org

Scott Muc

731 days ago

This is what keeps me optimistic (most of the time)

Why can’t we see that we’re living in a golden age?

spectator.co.uk

Scott Muc

731 days ago

This is what keeps me optimistic (most of the time)

Why can’t we see that we’re living in a golden age?

spectator.co.uk

Scott Muc

738 days ago

This is a lesson I didn't learn until very late in my career.

When to repeat yourself

devblog.songkick.com

Scott Muc

739 days ago

This is something for me to work on. I can be a stickler to definitions and "well known" terms sometimes.

Confronting Jargon

medium.com

Scott Muc

743 days ago

I think as I gain experience, my acknowledgement of "systems blindness" prevents me from introducing change. Whereas younger me was so blind to actually care.

Systems blindness and how we deal with it

medium.com

Scott Muc

746 days ago

As much as I enjoy people who REALLY get into coffee, this one cracks me up. Give me some Pike Place roast and judge away :-)

Maybe Just Don't Drink Coffee

eater.com

Scott Muc

764 days ago

When changing teams feels like a debt jubilee, you know something is wrong.

The Human Cost of Tech Debt

daedtech.com

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