- It’s Hard to Forego Efficiency
We live in a world of tradeoffs. Spending some time optimizing a certain function takes your focus and time away from optimizing another.
- How Complex Systems Fail
Richard I. Cook, MD
Being a Short Treatise on the Nature of Failure; How Failure is Evaluated; How Failure is Attributed to Proximate Cause; and the Resulting New Understanding of Patient Safety
- API pagination design
15 Oct 2020
Returning all results for a given query could be a challenge for an API, especially if there are thousands of results. It puts a load on a server, on a [...]
- Dark Patterns - Types of Dark Pattern
Dark Patterns have been categorised into 12 main types, including ‘bait and switch’, ‘roach motel’ and ‘privacy zuckering’. All of them are manipulative techniques that aim to trick the user into doing something they didn’t intend.
- After the Techcrunch bump: Life in the “Trough of Sorrow”
11 Sept 2012
The life of a startup A few years back at a YCombinator dinner, Paul Graham and the other partners drew a great diagram depicting the life of a new product. The main discussion is here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=173261. It captures a viscerally truthful thing about the life of a new compan…
- 100 Tips for a Better Life - LessWrong
26 Dec 2020
(Cross-posted from my blog) The other day I made an advice thread based on Jacobian’s from last year! If you know a source for one of these, shout and I’ll edit it in. Possessions 1 .If you want to find out about people’s opinions on a product, google <product> reddit. You’ll get real people a…
- Reasons You Aren’t Updating Your Personal Site
21 Dec 2020
Tips and strategies to painlessly manage a personal website.
- What’s the point of free if you have nothing to sell
20 Dec 2020
Two days ago Corey Haines shared the following framework.
- The Modern Trap of Feeling Obligated to Turn Hobbies Into Hustles
18 Feb 2019
Not everyone is required to take the things they love and monetize them, transforming them from private passions to unwanted hustles.
- My stack will outlive yours
My stack requires no maintenance, has perfect Lighthouse scores, will never have any security vulnerability, is based on open standards, is portable, has an instant dev loop, has no build step and… will outlive any other stack.
- Trading time for money - Nicolas Bouliane
24 Dec 2020
Paying someone else to do your work isn’t such a great deal, and you should probably learn to do it yourself.