Notes for week 02 of 2023
Lots of changes and preparations for personal ceremonies. I also finally got ahold of my own performance review with bunch of good tips. The work changes dust is still in the air, and it’s interesting to observe the rolling ball of changes.
One feedback that makes me think is around the usage of singular and plural in presentations (when to say “I”, and when to say “we”). I used to transfer heavily towards “we” presentations, but the problem of heavy “we” usage in the position of power is that it can be easily perceived as a manipulation technique. When I said “we want to do” on behalf of a person that had no say in such decision, they might’ve been rightfully annoyed. The rule of thumb I created was “we” when talking about past events where multiple people participated, but “I” when talking about decision-making, even when it involved a group.
As I transitioned away from Director+ roles, I freed some of my brain cycles and stop paying as much attention to this. Turns out that result is a random mix, and even at a team lead level, it matters.
- At the bottom of some inclusivity and ethics research I did lies a paper that makes me think
- Python Markdown extensions!
- Postgres collation are platform dependent and have different case sensitivity depending on if they run on Linux or BSD system (like Mac OS X); see this ticket for details
- Artists are pushing back against using AI as a law remix
- I’ve walked 7 km. I’ve been active for 3.7 hours during 8 activities. This week’s max speed was 14.5 km/h and I conquered 240 elevation meters.
Recommended Readings From This Week
- We almost couldn’t leave our planet (using known tech)
- SQLitePCLRaw and open source sustainability: A healthy way to develop an OSS
- Pricing your SaaS product: I like the point about per-seat being a relic of a different era
- IDN is crazy: I keep thinking that Unicode can’t surprise me anymore, and then it always does
- The Role of Non-Expert Specialist, Part 1: On losing trust
- How To Put Faith in Design: It’s not the UX, it’s the capitalism. Inject ethics from within
- How to Make Dashboards Using a Product Thinking Approach: Dashboards are products
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