A collection of links I’ve found interesting.
- What makes an expert an expert? is one of my favorites. Dan talks about the power of mental models and how they enable us to reason about complex systems. I’m currently reading Sources of Power and it’s a nice extension to this post.
- On the topic of effective incident response, in Troubleshooting On A Distributed Team Without Losing Common Ground, the author suggests using differential diagnosis to slow the breakdown of common ground. I’m keeping this one in my pocket and hope to eventually experiment with the idea.
- Quantifying customer experience is hard on multiple levels. Latency SLOs Done Right hits on this from a technical perspective. Your nines are not my nines hits on the human side of things.
- Getting a Team Back on Track talks about the importance of limiting the number of streams of work for your team.
- Web Design in 4 minutes is a cool little interactive tutorial where you watch a minimal, yet decent-looking, website take form.
- Linux Performance Analysis in 60,000 Milliseconds is my first stop whenever it seems like a server’s performance is wonky.
- WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE??? is a question I struggle to answer. This presentation provides a nice lens some helpful prompts on the topic.
- I like this format for tech specs.
- The 8-Step Process for Leading Change gives a useful framework for leading change.
- Lara Hogan has a post about our core needs as humans, and what happens when those feel violated. She frames it around a relatable topic, desk moves.
- Python’s docs on Floating Point Arithmetic give an easy-to-understand explanation of the limitations in working with binary fractions.