Return of the Obra Dinn review - The Verge
"The latest game from Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope tasks you with solving the mystery of the titular Obra Dinn, a ship that washed up on shore in 1807, five years after it was believed to be lost at sea. What happened to all 60 of its crewmembers? [...] The most important part of the experience is a magical watch that can temporarily transport you to the exact moment a person died."
game  dopost 
2 days ago
Go: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
"This is an additional post in the “Go is not good” series. Go does have some nice features, hence the “The Good” part in this post, but overall I find it cumbersome and painful to use when we go beyond API or network servers (which is what it was designed for) and use it for business domain logic. But even for network programming, it has a lot of gotchas both in its design and implementation that make it dangerous under an apparent simplicity."
golang  analysis  dopost 
2 days ago
Samsung has figured out EUV, the holy grail of chipmaking
"[Samsung is] getting set to commercialize chips that have a 40 percent smaller surface area compared to the company's previous 10-nanometer tech, while reducing power consumption by 50 percent or boosting performance by 20 percent."
hardware  samsung  manufacturing  dopost  innovation 
2 days ago
Palm is back (sort of), and it built a tiny smartphone sidekick
"A startup out of California now uses the Palm name, and it's serious about breathing new life into the brand. [...] its first smartphone — known simply as the Palm — is a minuscule device you're meant to carry around when you don't want to bring your main iPhone or Galaxy along."
palm  hardware  phone  dopost 
5 days ago
Hackers access 50 million Facebook profiles | Revue
"The attack relied on a confluence of three separate bugs. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Jason Koebler at Motherboard have a good, succinct explanation of how the attack worked..."
facebook  security  hacking  dopost 
6 days ago
Kanye West Has Literally the Worst iPhone Passcode You Could Ever Have - Motherboard
"In a clip of Kanye West meeting with President Donald Trump broadcast and then shared on social media Thursday, the superstar is seen unlocking his iPhone before getting access. The apparent passcode? Well it’s just hammering the bottom key as much as possible really: 000000."
security  kanye_west  failure  dopost 
6 days ago
"Get rid of the binders and books and experience the freedom of going digital. MobileSheets gives you the features you need to manage your library with ease and perform at your absolute best."
software  music 
8 days ago
A military expert explains why social media is the new battlefield - The Verge
"LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media is a look at the role social media plays in modern conflict."
social_media  interview  book  facebook  twitter  war  russia  dopost 
8 days ago
Wynton's Twelve Ways to Practice Arban Trumpet Studies
"I’ve developed what I call “Wynton’s 12 Ways to Practice.” These will work for almost every activity – from music to schoolwork to sports."
music  learning  advice 
9 days ago
Planning fallacy - Wikipedia
"The planning fallacy, first proposed by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky in 1979,[1][2] is a phenomenon in which predictions about how much time will be needed to complete a future task display an optimism bias and underestimate the time needed."
planning  cognitive_bias  psychology  dopost 
9 days ago
A basic principle most people don’t understand about risk | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"Almost everybody makes a fundamental error when it comes to assessing a risk [...] They show the level of risk as a point: the likelihood of a potential impact or consequence. But 99% of the time this is wrong. 99% of the time, there is a range of potential consequences, each with its own likelihood."
risk_management  security  report  dopost  uncertainty 
10 days ago
Pattern grammars in formal representations of musical structures
"This paper introduces several formal models of pattern representation in music."
pdf  music  language  formalism  grammar 
10 days ago
Musical Patterns
"An essay on patterns in musical composition transformations, mathematical groups, and the nature of musical substance."
music  formalism  language  grammar 
10 days ago
Please don’t shred your own Banksy print unless you want it to be worth £1 - The Verge
"This is all to say... don’t shred your own Banksy prints and expect to get the same results. Unfortunately [...] someone did just that [...] “We have refused to list this item for a number of reasons,” said MyArtBroker. “One of them being we just can’t believe the stupidity involved and the opportunistic vandalism.”"
art  banksy  valuation  weird 
10 days ago
Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+
Security is hard. Google takes the nuclear option... "Finding 1: There are significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers’ expectations. Action 1: We are shutting down Google+ for consumers."
google_plus  security  social_network  dopost  google 
12 days ago
Czech Games Edition Codenames Card Game: Czech Games Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games
"Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first."
game  board_game  words 
13 days ago
String of own goals by Russian spies exposes a strange sloppiness | World news | The Guardian
Beware your data trail: "...researchers from Bellingcat and the Insider also recognised that the men were issued sequentially numbered passports by a special division..."
data  social_media  spying  russia  failure  dopost 
16 days ago
Practising the Piano The Principles of Scale Fingering - Practising the Piano
"The principles for scale fingerings in use today were first proposed by C.P.E. Bach in his treatise, Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments (1753). There are two main principles."
piano  advice  fingering  music 
17 days ago
Conspectus Risk Assessment & Management Strategies
"GRASP is technically a soft-systems methodology that uses multi-stakeholder perspectives to make it easier for any management team to determine what should be done to ensure its projects go forward successfully, its strategic planning is sustainable and its critical decisions more likely to gain widespread support. The methodology makes it easier to identify less obvious but nonetheless important opportunities, search for underlying causes of risk to the project and better define the inevitable uncertainties and assumptions present in all projects."
risk_management  book  dopost 
28 days ago
Zenkit | Online Project Management
An online database, with a free tier.
database  tool 
4 weeks ago
Podio: Project Management and Collaboration Software | Podio
"Try the customisable work management solution leaders trust and employees love working on."
collaboration  database  tool 
4 weeks ago
I made a customizable PO-24 cheat sheet (link in comments) : pocketoperators
"I keep forgetting the controls for my pocket operator so I decided to make a cheat and print it. It's an svg file so all parts can be easily modified for different pocket operators. Hope someone finds it useful."
pocket_operator  visualisation  instructions 
5 weeks ago
Practitioners in a box | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"Successful leaders are constantly challenging themselves and fixing things even if they are not broken – yet."
management  change  leadership  dopost 
5 weeks ago
I am Bruce Schneier, cybersecurity expert, author, and #PublicInterestTech AMA : IAmA
"Q: Do you see any way in which the market would reward security and longevity for technology? [...] A: Yes, the market will reward it if it is forced to. Think of laws and regulation as establishing the playing field for the market to operate in. Once society demands -- through the levels of policy -- security and longevity, the market will figure out how to provide it cheaply and efficiently and effectively. Markets are good at that. What they're terrible at is societal direction."
security  society  regulation  market_forces  economics  dopost  interview 
5 weeks ago
PO-35 secret powers
"There are some "power user features" on the PO-35 that I added very late and were never documented in the official online manual. Jakob covered many of these in his excellent tutorial but not all. Here is a complete list (I think 😊)"
pocket_operator  instructions 
6 weeks ago
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist: Amazon.co.uk: Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Dick Costolo: 9781118443613: Books
"...this reliable resource skillfully outlines the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet from terms related to economics to terms related to control."
investing  advice  book 
6 weeks ago
Welcome | RAML
"RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly."
apis  design  modelling  dopost  rest 
6 weeks ago
Practising the Piano How to Begin a New Piece: Part 1 - Practising the Piano
"One of the biggest obstacles to reaching our goal is not appreciating the difference between the process of practising and the act of performing (or playing through). This dichotomy is often misunderstood even by conservatory piano students who assume they are practising when they hammer through their pieces, hacking at errors until they consider them vanquished. Hours can be wasted doing it this way, with no guarantee of successful results at the end of it all."
music  piano  learning  advice 
6 weeks ago
Lessons from being a parent that apply to your start-up and vice versa.
"Nothing is easy, the Instagram moment is the result of many sunk hours of perspiration and preparation."
startups  advice  children  dopost 
6 weeks ago
What we're buying: A potent audio sampler that fits in your pocket
"See, the KO is a pretty full featured sampler that fits in your pocket. And since I got the rubberized case too, I can actually put it in my pocket and not worry too much about it getting damaged. Now instead of scrolling through Instagram or endlessly checking email while I'm waiting at the optometrist or on the bus, I can sit and bang out a little tune."
music  musical_instrument  hardware  dopost  pocket_operator 
6 weeks ago
Revenge of the PMO | Silicon Valley Product Group
"From all that I have read and heard, I would not want to work in a company using a process like this. I can’t imagine any of the strong tech product companies I know choosing to move to SAFe, and if for some reason they did, I’m pretty certain their top talent would leave."
safe  agile  product_management  dopost 
7 weeks ago
Measuring quality across different teams – Compare The Market – Medium
"Agreeing on the right set of metrics for a single team is on its own very difficult, but the truth is that you can’t let it stop you. Here at CompareTheMarket, we have in place what we call the Immune System."
testing  quality  quality_assurance  measurement  dopost  metrics  case_study 
7 weeks ago
I Just Hacked a State Election. I’m 17. And I’m Not Even a Very Good Hacker. - POLITICO Magazine
"It took me around 10 minutes to crash the upcoming midterm elections. Once I accessed the shockingly simple and vulnerable set of tables that make up the state election board’s database, I was able to shut down the website that would tally the votes, bringing the election to a screeching halt."
voting  hacking  elections  dopost 
8 weeks ago
Being a start-up CTO (or ‘how I fired myself enough times to finally become CTO’)
"It’s one challenge to be CTO in a ‘normal’ startup, it’s quite a separate challenge to also be at the forefront of a new category. I’ll post separately about the category challenges, but first, here’s my functional CTO story..."
jobs  scalability  startups  product_management  dopost  learning 
9 weeks ago
Testing Strategies in a Microservice Architecture
"Here, we plan to discuss a number of approaches for managing the additional testing complexity of multiple independently deployable components as well as how to have tests and the application remain correct despite having multiple teams each acting as guardians for different services."
microservices  testing  architecture  dopost 
9 weeks ago
ReMarkable tablet review: The high price of getting that paper feeling | Ars Technica
"But the company reMarkable is trying to expand E Ink's use with the reMarkable paper tablet, a slab with a 10.3-inch E Ink display and an included stylus. Not only is it meant to be a reading device, but the reMarkable is designed to replace pretty much any papers you have to bring with you anywhere—books, documents, notes, sketches, and the like."
review  tablets  productivity  dopost  hardware 
10 weeks ago
Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct | Ars Technica
"Georgia is one of four states in the US that continues to use voting machines with no ability to provide voters a paper record so that they can verify the machine counted their vote correctly."
voting  security  failure  dopost 
10 weeks ago
A Waco week, as Corbynistas do politics in the paranoid style | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian
"As for suggestions that Corbyn might make a conciliatory speech at the Jewish Museum in London, my favourite detail was the initial suggestion it would happen on Friday night. Oh man … Friday night. Any Jews got anything on?"
jeremy_corbyn  antisemitism  labour_party  analysis  politics 
11 weeks ago
Practising the Piano The Three Little Pigs - Practising the Piano
"[For] The player who builds his house out of bricks [...] the journey is just as important as the destination. Here are some of the principles he works by..."
piano  advice  learning  music 
11 weeks ago
Managing in the presence of uncertainty
A huge number of slides with lots of info about risk and uncertainty, classficiation, and ideas for dealing with those in projects
risk_management  presentation  uncertainty 
11 weeks ago
ferd.ca -> The Zen of Erlang
"If you've ever looked at Erlang before, you've heard about that "Let it crash" motto. My first encounter with it had me wondering what the hell this was about. Erlang was supposed to be great for concurrency and fault tolerance, and here I was being told to let things crash..."
presentation  erlang  programming  distributed_computing  dopost 
12 weeks ago
Inside the Mind of Donald Trump - POLITICO Magazine
"Trump’s psychological disposition has profound implications for our personal, national and international security."
donald_trump  psychology  analysis 
12 weeks ago
Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic - POLITICO Magazine
"Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face."
russia  donald_trump  vladimir_putin  usa  conspiracies  politics 
july 2018
Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar · Segment Blog
"It seemed as if we were falling from the microservices tree, hitting every branch on the way down. Instead of enabling us to move faster, the small team found themselves mired in exploding complexity. Essential benefits of this architecture became burdens. As our velocity plummeted, our defect rate exploded."
microservices  failure  architecture  dopost 
july 2018
Axiologik | Turning The Tides – 8 Key Areas Of Exploration For Leadership Grappling With Struggling Programmes
"...a fair chunk of our work is helping clients understand where transformation programmes are struggling and then working closely with them to establish and execute recovery plans. Typically, the challenges we find clients facing boil down into 8 key areas and we thought it may be of use to list those out..."
transformation  failure  dopost 
july 2018
How the psychology of the England football team could change your life | Football | The Guardian
"England players seem happier and more grounded – and much of the credit goes to psychologist Pippa Grange. What can the team’s approach teach us all about facing fear and failure?"
football  psychology  sport 
july 2018
Why the fuss about serverless? – Hacker Noon
"If it helps, serverless is roughly where Infrastructure as a Service (e.g. cloud) was in late 2007. [...] If you currently have regrets about not moving fast enough back then, just know you’re about to make the same mistake again."
business_strategy  serverless  cloud_computing  dopost  devops 
july 2018
How Adobe productivity increased after an executive leaked HR plans to press - Business Insider Deutschland
"Rather than rely on the human resources team to conduct sessions or base compensation off of feedback from those sessions, the new system asked leaders throughout the company take charge of the process and compensate employees based on things like performance."
adobe  remuneration  performance  human_resources  management  dopost 
july 2018
New information about cyber risk is alarming | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"Six in ten (56%) report that their organisation has suffered a ransomware attack in the last 12 months, compared to under half (48%) who said the same in 2016. Of those whose organisation has suffered a ransomware attack in the last 12 months, they have had to defend against five ransomware attacks during this period, on average."
risk_management  ransomware  dopost  security 
july 2018
The Shocking Secret About Static Types – JavaScript Scene – Medium
"When it comes to bug reduction, I think it’s fair to say: Static types are overrated. But when it comes to other features, static types are still cool, and may still be worth using. Bottom line: You want to reduce bugs? Use TDD. You want useful code intelligence tools? Use static types."
software  bugs  testing  test_driven_development  dopost  javascript  typescript 
july 2018
How to Play Faster – Part 1 | World of Piano
"In my experience striving to play faster rarely works, and often results in playing even slower, or at least more sloppily. It is more effective to take an indirect approach, and to eliminate the obstacles to playing fast."
piano  learning  speed  advice 
june 2018
Practising the Piano Enjoying Ultra-Slow Practice - Practising the Piano
"...the author describes a time he showed up for a lesson with Rachmaninov and overhead him practising – but so slowly that he didn’t recognise the piece at first."
music  rachmaninov 
june 2018
The Curse of Culture – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
"Microsoft under Nadella’s leadership has, over the last three years, undergone a tremendous transformation, [...] How much stronger might the company have been had it faced reality in 2007, but the culture made that impossible."
culture  history  microsoft  leadership  apple  business 
june 2018
Why hypothetical thinking is only a pale imitation of real life | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian
"Hypothetical thinking, in short, can only ever be a pale imitation of real life. On balance, that’s good news: a reason to worry less about the future, and trust that, if the situation you’re fretting about occurs, you might surprise yourself by knowing precisely what to do."
decision_making  psychology  dopost 
june 2018
The man who was fired by a machine - BBC News
"The story of Mr Diallo's sacking by machine began when his entry pass to the Los Angeles skyscraper where his office was based failed to work, forcing him to rely on the security guard to allow him entry."
artificial_intelligence  jobs  failure  weird  dopost 
june 2018
The crooked timber of humanity | 1843
"The world’s first national data network was constructed in France during the 1790s. It was a mechanical telegraph system, consisting of chains of towers, each of which had a system of movable wooden arms on top."
history  crime  security  hacking  dopost  networks 
june 2018
Slack’s Stewart Butterfield on coping with rapid growth | Financial Times
"Trust is like “gravity”, he says, “it falls off very quickly”."
trust  slack  interview  leadership  dopost 
june 2018
Seven Microservices Anti-patterns
"This brings me to share some of the lessons that I learned as part of my journey so that you can keep an eye on these items when you hit the road with Microservices."
microservices  advice  soa  architecture 
june 2018
Calçado's Microservices Prerequisites
"With a single monolith it is ok to have a cumbersome and very manual deployment process. [...] With microservices it becomes the other way around: a single change to a single feature might require deploying many services. You will have to perform many deployments of different services, and it is important that each one of these deployments is inexpensive and has very low risk."
architecture  microservices  automation 
june 2018
Best Practices for Building a Microservice Architecture
"I wanted to document a set of pragmatic practices that fit well with modern web and cloud technologies. I've tried to learn from those that have gone down this path before (i.e. Netflix, Soundcloud, Google, Amazon, Spotify, etc) in order to get more right than wrong."
microservices  advice  architecture 
june 2018
10 Tips for failing badly at Microservices by David Schmitz - YouTube
"So, if you want to make sure that you absolutely and definitely fail at your Microservice project, then watch this talk and learn how."
video  microservices  failure 
june 2018
Why automated continuous integration is a must for microservices success
"Microservice architectures put a tremendous amount of pressure on the testing infrastructure. You need to have a good CI strategy and automated testing harness to make sure that you can test all the edge cases and all the different integration points between the services."
microservices  continuous_deployment  testing  automation  dopost  advice 
june 2018
"...with microservices there are serious consequences for operations[...]. Consequently if you don't have certain baseline competencies, you shouldn't consider using the microservice style."
advice  micropayments  dopost 
june 2018
How to clear or remove domain-applied group policy settings after leaving the domain - Super User
"The machine was in a domain where it got those group policy settings. Now it has left the domain but it still receives the settings from the group policy. For example, the power options."
windows  advice 
may 2018
How to See Which Group Policies Are Applied to Your PC and User Account
"...the tool shows you a management console that looks very much like the Local Group Policy Editor—except that it only displays enabled settings along with a few unconfigured security settings."
windows  tool  tips 
may 2018
How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point - CNET
ĆInstead of getting rid of that old and busted Wi-Fi router, you can use it instead to extend the Wi-Fi coverage of your home. Here's how."
wifi  networking  tips 
may 2018
How To Use an Old Router to Expand Your Wi-Fi Network - Tested
"Turning an old router into a wireless access point is simple and takes about 15 minutes, and it will expand your wireless network's coverage area. Here's how to do it."
networking  tips  wifi 
may 2018
Should we “tear up the risk appetite” statement? | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"[Lauren Gow says] A risk appetite document is a vertical silo tool. And it is being used during a period when most businesses are pushing for more horizontal, integrated ways of working."
risk_management  dopost 
may 2018
Elon Musk wants to crowdsource truth, but that’s not how the internet works - The Verge
"[Elon Musk's] Pravda is not just a bad idea; it’s a dangerous one for the internet, truth, and democracy. Let me explain why."
truth  crowdsourcing  propaganda  analysis  dopost 
may 2018
Carillion - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees - House of Commons
"Carillion’s rise and spectacular fall was a story of recklessness, hubris and greed. Its business model was a relentless dash for cash, driven by acquisitions, rising debt, expansion into new markets and exploitation of suppliers."
carrillion  report  dopost  risk_management  failure 
may 2018
Let’s play the blame game! Never In The Office
"Dammit, I’m the boss. I’m in charge and I’m in control! If I say we don’t have a blame culture, we don’t have one. If you don’t agree, then you’re the problem. In other words it’s your fault!"
blame  working_practices  dopost 
may 2018
In the lab with Xbox’s new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever | Ars Technica
"When it came to designing a more accessible controller, though, members of the design team had to get into a mindset outside of the standard controller use cases they were familiar with. Thus, again and again, a mantra was repeated during the preview event: by leaving any gamers in the cold, the standard controller just wasn't good enough."
xbox  accessibility  hardware  inclusivity  dopost 
may 2018
The journey to an agile organization at Zalando | McKinsey & Company
"We evolved a simple prioritization model to focus on the customer, on company priorities, and on local priorities; this was an incredible unlocking mechanism, allowing people to make decisions without needing to align. Simultaneously through that, we managed to significantly reduce work in progress."
agile  case_study  clothing  dopost 
may 2018
Digging deep for organizational innovation | McKinsey & Company
"Hilcorp began embracing agile practices long before they were buzzwords, has put in place an innovative compensation system emphasizing fairness and shared rewards, and is comfortable that only half of the goals emerging from its planning process will be met."
agile  beyond_budgeting  oil_industry  dopost  case_study 
may 2018
a16z Podcast: Feedback Loops — Company Culture, Change, and DevOps – Andreessen Horowitz
"But what is DevOps, really? And beyond the definitions and history, where does DevOps fit into the broader history and landscape of other tech movements (such as lean manufacturing, agile development, lean startups, microservices)? Finally, what kinds of companies are truly receptive to change, beyond so-called organizational “maturity” scores? And for pete’s sake, can we figure out how to measure software productivity already?? All this and more in this episode!"
devops  productivity  podcast  interview  dopost 
may 2018
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