June 24, 2017
This week the links section has some new stuff. Frequently I want to highlight other things when writing about a link, but I was stymied on how to do that in my system! Then I realized a workaround. 💡 I could write in Markdown in the description area on Pinboard and then convert the Markdown to HTML when I build the newsletter. Magic! ⚡️
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I have no idea if at some point this really was the Warsaw, MN Town Hall, but the building sits in the middle of nowhere just south of Cannon Lake.
Jun 18, 2017, 12:51 PM
22783–22999 Dalton Ave Warsaw MN 55021 United States.
💬 I prefer to use a specific GTD app (in my case, OmniFocus) but this overview of applying the GTD method in Trello is interesting and it really stood out to me how it is a very literal interpretation of the GTD method.
💬 Email is broken. Chat is broken. IM is broken. There seem to be infinite number of things that folks are trying to deal with the volume of communication in companies today.
💬 Wow! This is really cool. This is one of the more interesting AR game demos I've seen. The whole time I was watching this I was wondering how this would look for Minecraft. It’s notable that he never goes up on any platforms in the demo though. Gravity still matters. 😁
💬 I didn’t realize these charts were named Waffle Charts. I dislike pie charts greatly, but do find that these waffle charts show certain data sets in a very useful way. They also provide immediate visibility better than a pie chart does. Makes me chuckle that this article has 'But, What Would Edward Tufte Do?' section.
💬 There are a tremendous amount of good ideas in this article. Technology leaders should definitely read this. Need to pick three and run with them. Then another three… 👍🏻
💬 Viticci shares how he's using Pythonista in iOS to extend his workflows into new areas. Viticci is the one that illustrated use cases for Workflow that really opened my eyes to what I can do. I know how to write Python, but I haven't extended any workflows into Pythonista, yet. 🤔
💬 Another article on the vast breadth of cyberattacks in Ukraine.
💬 I ignored Pokémon GO for a long time but my son was really into it. He wanted to progress levels and battle in gyms. I started helping him and then I started getting into It! It's fun to see Niantic doing a massive rethink of a such a critical part of the game. The changes will be welcome though as gym battles are ridiculously hard for new players coming into the game.
💬 Some powerful data on the gender imbalance in technology organizations. When you read this keep in mind that there is negative unemployment in technology. We have to make significant progress on this problem. The market is not solving it on it’s own, and the culture changes needed are significant.
💬 Good, simple writeup on how to approach two key metrics for incident management. Like how this follows the KISS principle. Priority = Impact + Urgency.
💬 This is an amazing writeup on a huge breach of 198 million Americans data. The part that blew me away in this is the listing of the CSV column names. It illustrates very well the data that was exposed for everyone. It also should prompt thoughts on how all that data was collected. The level of specificity in these data sets is amazing, and to me at least, very frightening.
💬 Had never heard of this game! Looks like a great summer game to play outside!
💬 Good listing of the technology blogs of various companies.
💬 Very comprehensive tool to take the challenges out of hosting your static website on S3. The feature set is rich and well thought out. I still host Jekyll directly on GitHub Pages, but this is tempting to make it fully independent.
💬 I really like Sivers' writing and this one rings so true. This is where a lot of GTD practitioners break down in my opinion. There is this review of the tasks on your list and a wondering about tooling to get more done, when in reality you just don't want to do it!
💬 Dave Winer is often referred to as the father of blogging. The fact that he ever thought it was a good idea to blog on Facebook always surprised me. The desire for audience and engagement is high, and Facebook may deliver that. But you give away far, far too much for that.
💬 Does Medium require the use of very inflammatory headlines? 😠 This post is titled terribly, but the questions it lists are worthy of thinking through if you lead technology teams (or in some cases any kind of team!).
💬 Send this to the folks that highlight how Python, or any interpreted language really, just cannot scale.
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