Piatti del giorno 64
You’re never gonna believe this, but recently I’ve been underestimating how long some things might take.
- sindresorhus/quick-look-plugins - Useful stuff (Boo on homebrew-cask setting up
/optthough. What is this,
- Instant Gratification - “These days, people who are confident they can do good work face one primary obstacle: the challenge of doing that good work.”
- RFPs: Help Us Help You - Sensible guidelines. (Maybe someday, someone will notice that sensible guidelines exist for this and many other things besides).
- Heisenberg, Gödel, and Chomsky walk into a bar - Ell oh ell.
- Modern Base Transitions - I actually do dig on how stuff hits other stuff.
- Tarrasch/zsh-bd - An alternative to
- All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines - It’s sometimes hard to separate out worthwhile points from Nicholas Carr’s trademark hand-wringing, but it’s worth the effort.
- Stochastic Profiling - When in doubt about where to start, just jab in the probes someplace.
- How To Survive a Ground-Up Rewrite Without Losing Your Sanity - “Fortunately, there’s a very simple test to determine if you’re falling prey to the False Incrementalism: if after each increment, an Important Person were to ask your team to drop the project right at that moment, would the business have seen some value? That is the gold standard.”
- 4 Tips for Improving Test Quality - A succinct bit at the end on how to choose between spies, stubs and mocks.
- Herd Thither, Me Hither - “The ‘Herd thither, me hither’ person is committed to doing new things, they’re just trying to figure out which new things make the most sense. So the easy question to ask is this: ‘Are you trying to figure out whether to change? Or trying to figure out which change to make?’”
- Can We Please Stop Bashing Architects? - “Architects have backed themselves into a corner from where their ability to propose new ideas is minimal, their fear of anything which doesn’t automatically have widespread public support is at a maximum, and to top it all off, thanks to a separate arm of the profession which does not share their humanist concerns, the public perception of them as an architect remains that of the esoteric egotist, no matter how hard they have tried to shake it off.”