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Miscellaneous unsolicited (and possibly biased) career advice · Erik Bernhardsson
No one asked for this, but I’m something like ~12 years into my career and have had my fair share of mistakes and luck so I thought I’d share some of those things.
career  advice 
14 days ago by xer0x
The XY Problem
Asking about your attempted solution rather than your actual problem
communication  dev  help  question  problem-solving  support  advice  consulting  debugging  questions 
june 2019 by xer0x
Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Search
Search is a deceptively complex field, where competence is hard-won through training, practice, and experience. In that vein dear friends, I’ve exhumed the ...
engineering  elasticsearch  search  solr  falsehoods  notes  advice  software 
may 2019 by xer0x
The log/event processing pipeline you can't have - apenwarr
Let me tell you about the still-not-defunct real-time log processing
pipeline we built at my now-defunct last job. It handled logs from a la...
advice  distributed  events  linux  logging  via:popular  embedded  devops  kernel  log 
april 2019 by xer0x
Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
@shl I shifted my focus from selling my book (using Gumroad, the platform he built) to growing a VC-backed company (which he invested in). We still disagree on some things I'm sure, but everyone could learn a lot and quickly by getting out of his or her bubble.
advice  failure  startups  gumroad  silicon-valley  article  kpcb  lifestyle  startup  success 
february 2019 by xer0x
A rocker’s guide to management | 1843
Bands are known for drink, drugs and dust-ups. But beyond the debauchery lie four models for how to run a business. Ian Leslie explains
music  management  advice  1843  article  keithrichards  meetings  industry  team 
january 2019 by xer0x
Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself - The New York Times
Self-criticism can take a toll on our minds and bodies. It’s time to ease up.
archive  advice  psychology  life  nytimes 
may 2018 by xer0x
Tier 1 Items: Skip all weapons? | Star Wars: Imperial Assault | BoardGameGeek
If there's any piece of advice I'd give to new campaigns, skip all Tier 1 weapons, buy all the Tier 1 Modification attachments.

Tier 2 stuff has a better cost/dmg ratio and the attachments are still useful.

Meanwhile buying an attachment for your starting weapon (all can
starwars  imperial  assault  jyn  tier1  weapons  dl-44  advice 
november 2017 by xer0x
Generalised problems kill startups
It’s crazy how often I hear founders say ‘I think the problem we’re really solving is X’. Hang on a second… You ‘think’? The surprising…
advice  remember  startup 
october 2016 by xer0x
Java Build Tools: Ant vs. Maven
An article on Maven - a build system from Hell
maven  advice  rake  ant  build  system  ninja  tundra  choice  choosing  hell  from delicious
july 2011 by xer0x
Why Scrum will never work « Maurits thinks aloud
Fun thinking on software development teams.. and what was once a trendy set of tools
scrum  distrust  problem  agile  real  advice  good  toread  from delicious
july 2011 by xer0x
Getting things done (simply) in Leopard | Dennis Best
neat way of using osx's built in task management stuff.
gtd  mac  productivity  leopard  osx  apple  ical  howto  applications  advice 
april 2008 by xer0x
Joel on Software
Nice advice on the tech business and being a developer.
advice  blog  software  programming  management  tech  business  article  best 
december 2007 by xer0x

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