On day 9 of my publish-some-writing-every-day challenge, some things that have been helping me keep at it: "Tactics to Keep Up Your Motivation" https://anaulin.org/blog/tactics-to-keep-up-your-motivation/
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@deadsuperhero Was going to hit the "favorite" button as a way of showing that I'm listening, but that felt wrong. (Can we get a "sending warm vibes" button?)
So I'll say this: I don't know you _at all_, but I'm here and hearing you and feeling sympathetic. And, also, feeling fairly certain that, with some help and effort, you can change it around. You aren't even 30!
Thinking about all the surprising parts of doing software engineering work -- like the hours spent getting the friggin' build to work -- I wrote down a list of some of the Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Software Engineer: https://anaulin.org/blog/things-nobody-told-me-about-being-a-software-engineer/
Nobody tells you that professional software engineering is 98% figuring out make your build and tooling work, and 2% actually designing and writing code.
I'm quite curious about the experiences of folks on here at https://social.coop -- if any of you has worked in co-operative and other more self-organized structures, can you share if/how were "performance evaluations" done? And, relatedly, did compensation have any component related to "performance"? (And if so, how did that work?)
Following on my recent musings about performance management and judgement vs metrics, I wonder out loud: Why Do We Have “Performance Evaluations”, Anyway?
"There Is No Substitute For Good Judgement, Especially if You Want to Be Data Driven": https://anaulin.org/blog/there-is-no-substitute-for-good-judgement-especially-if-you-want-to-be-data-driven/
Some reflections on a workshop on "Executive Presence for Women" that I attended yesterday: "The Demands of 'Executive Presence' in the Modern Workplace are Exhausting" https://anaulin.org/blog/the-demands-of-executive-presence-in-the-workplace-are-exhausting/
My notes on Iddo Landau's book "Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World": https://anaulin.org/blog/book-finding-meaning-in-an-imperfect-world/
Just realized that "evil" is an anagram of "vile", and I'm shocked I hadn't noticed this before, word-game nerd that I am. 🙀
How do we measure the performance of a software engineer? https://anaulin.org/blog/on-software-engineer-performance/
(TL;DR: there is no magic formula.)
I read both here in Mastodon and Twitter, they feel like very different communities to me, even if there is a fair bit of overlap on who I follow here and there.
This week's blog entry, pondering the tradition of "commonplace books":
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