Some heuristics on how to pick the highest value thing to work on when embedded in a product team.
I like to organise information in playlists, or tags. It allows me to contain narrowly scoped projects.
discusses the concepts of flow efficiency and resource efficiency and emphasizes the importance of optimizing flow to achieve real efficiency.
The title here is misleading, because I’m here to make a case for not assigning your team to full capacity.
Network failures are an inevitability in distributed computing. Your frontend has to be built with that in mind
Exploring how writing is a tactical and strategic skill for developers to hone.
We’ll look at this from two perspectives, the pull request author, and the reviewer
Shared room, different tasks
Some long form content
WIP - publishing for early feedback😛
An asynchronous pair programming method
What I've done in the past.
Something to think about when engineering solutions.
Communicating our understanding of the problem and Forecasting completion of the solution
Someone gave me 5 minutes to do a sales pitch on the subject
I've had the pleasure of working on some multi-tenant products, and noticed some concerns repeat themselves. This note tries to capture some of those
If a task is big enough, multiple small & focused PR's are a solid way to approach it
Musings on what Domain Driven Design taught me about naming variables, methods etc in my code.
Some musings & observations on refactoring
Putting together all related resources around this topic.
Answering the question "Why does this site exist?"
Feels weird to tag this one under productivity, lol.
Steps I take to preserve and make time for flow state
An alternative or add on to time management
Some things to think about when considering feature flags
Heuristics, mental models, practical, immersion
A way to train your design eye
I'm trying to use tidal more and more. Here are some UX pain points I've been feeling.
Some services & workflows that help with container management, orchestration, & infra
Some services and workflows that help with Batch processing in AWS.
Let's learn how to balance this load, shall we
Polishing up my knowledge on how networking is structured in AWS
The most common react bug I've been having to fix is caused by trying to `value.map()` an `undefined value`
Actions taken by a user, role, or an AWS service are recorded as events in CloudTrail. Events include actions taken in the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface, and AWS SDKs and APIs.
Such a wide array of topics. It was a fun year for learning
Highly available DNS Service from AWS
Logs, Metrics, Alarms, Events, & Dashboards
Infrastructure as Code. Cool kids sh*t😎
Optimising Mean Time To Recovery is more important than trying to minimise Mean Time Between Failures.
I often open Pull Requests immediately when I start on a task.
Simple Storage Service
How WIP limits can help your team ship software faster, & more effectively
How can this theory can be a helpful heuristic for effective team design
Thoughtworks' James Lewis shares his experience & research on Team Topologies, software architecture, & complexity science
Some highlights snipped from fs.blog + a Youtube video at the end
A case study of ING bank and their experiments with team topologies
Characteristics of the cloud According to NIST: On-demand self-service: Can provision capabilities as needed, without needing human interaction Broad Network Access: Available over the network and accessed through standard mechanisms (like http) Resource Pooling: No control or knowledge of the exact location of the resources. Resources are pooled to serve multiple consumers using a multi-tenant model Rapid Elasticity: Capabilities can be elastically provisioned and released rapidly, to keep up with demand.…
IAM provides Identity for anything requiring long term AWS access. Humans, services, or applications (these are referred to as principals).
I tend to do some of my most impactful/meaningful work whilst in PJ’s. In fact, I can confidently say I’ve generated more revenue in that outfit than any other.
An attempted answer to a question asked in the Frontend masters Discord
Getting tired of always having to google how to do this, and I just haven't committed it to memory yet.
I am somewhat of a spotify power user. Here is some commentary on the User Experience
A friend asked me a thought provoking question a few weeks ago
A short talk by Kent Dodds.
Some experiments ;)
Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor Jim Donovan shares his insights on the skills necessary to manage and cultivate client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs. (University of Virginia School of Law, Nov. 6, 2015)
Some notes from the learn with Cantrill course
Looking at how software interacts with the world around it
After months of procrastinating, I finally have a solution for Open Graph Images on this site
A little story about how iOS handled the placing of icons after I installed Apple music
Some observations I've made on Proof of Concepts, and how they fit into the software development lifecycle.
Reflections on lessons taught by David Perell & Tiago Forte, and how I'm applying it in organising my knowledge work. In this example, we focus on how it's helping with my music organisation.
Notes from an insightful talk by Dan North
My love affair with the Opening set. I want to be the DJ you think of when you think "I need a good opener for this event"
Some record labels I like, ranging from old and dear, to new stuff from a few days ago:)
I studied networking once upon a time, and I need to brush up those lessons as they're applicable to AWS Solutions Architect learnings.
Some notes from the Well-Architected Framework whitepaper
there’s a reason why people always mention Deepchord, Fluxion etc when we talk about dub techno
I read shape up a year or two ago, and I'm applying some of the principles taught when managing my own workload. I only work on 1 'other' project at a time, outside of my daily work commitments
I have no search on my site yet, but Pro-Search has solved that problem. Makes it super easy to find any text on my site.
reflection on some of the lessons learnt from the densely packed book, Spotify Teardown
better way to share curated music
A mini rant & quick lesson in design
Taylor & Ronny teach some fundamental lessons on energy management in a DJ set
Trying to have a good overview of the architecture of pieces involved with building this backend service.
How I freelance & contract
Obsidian, icloud Notes, Hugo, Git
a small feature I've been wanting for a long time
more retrospective notes from the last freelance project I did.
My values, and how that translates to my preferred ways of working & communicating
more upbeat dub techno & friends
various links from the Dub Monitor video on hypnus.
this is the music that was used to make statistical analysis of which platform offers more techno music.
Styling is 'easier' if you use a mobile first approach.
Notes from a nest js crash course
notes on the saga's pattern
introductory research into mutation testing
Good design is a fundamental layer of multiple disciplines, because of this, I think it's important to make time to understand the principles of good design
Retro from the project I've just finished
summary of the backend work I've been doing in the last few weeks
useful hugo commands & links
experimenting with Hugo shortcodes - implementing a way to embed spotify tracks
I recently had a chat with my BK about his experience with outsourcing portions of his freelance work. a few things he said stood out to me, & that's what I'll highlight.
Tailored for music curation. - Interesting Spotify tools I've found to help manage your library, & gain better insight on its structure.
Some notes on a pattern I've seen when writing code that relies on data from an API
Random insights on platform
A summary of SOLID principles - for Object Oriented design…
A summary of some object orientation notes
Some notes & annotations from the Hundreds Of Ways podcast episode with Tom Critchlow
A combination of Obsidian, Simplenote & Dropbox.…
Notes from Frontend Masters course titled above, the course is presented by Brian Holt.
A few snippets and steps on how I made the blog post filter work.
An attempt to make a habit of finishing courses. A few notes on interesting bits & stuff thought's I'd love to bookmark
Git commands that I always have to google
04:44 - Context to my surprise, this is when the day started. I’m by no means a morning person but I appreciate an early morning from time to time, so being up this early set a good tone to the day. It wasn’t more than 5 to 10 minutes after gaining consciousness when I reached for my phone, and glued right in, checking for important texts, e-mails & the rest of it.…
This is how I share my playlists across multiple streaming services, with minimal effort, for free.
A breakdown of the problem I’ve faced whilst trying to get my links to turn into sharing cards when shared on social media.…
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