Thinking of attaching my webcam to my wall (via an adjustable arm) in order to avoid table shakes.

Dang but I really love my current project assignment.

It's infrastructure as code, not infrastructure as configuration. - said in anger at too many .yml files

What's the most popular cross-platform tool for mobile dev? Is it React-Native?

My team's project is live in a clinic and I couldn't be happier for it.

@joshuataylor Yeah. It reflects the problem with having laptop cameras pointed at one's face by default. External webcams make this much more practical.

@joshuataylor That feels like an anti-pattern, too.

If the class name is so generic that it has to be distinguished from the interface via different name then it's likely that (a) they might as well be combined into one class or (b) important implementation details have been left out of the class's name, e.g. LinkedList vs. ArrayList vs. Stack.

Goodness gracious! My team here at ThoughtWorks won an award. (I'll be able to say more later.)

How many of your meetings are contributing to the very lack of progress/productivity that were the impetus for those very meetings?

Normalize looking away from one's camera during Zoom calls except when talking towards it.

Otherwise calls make every attendee feel like they're performing public speaking (a common phobia) even when they're silent (which feels like you're choking on one's presentation). All of this can occur without any conscious awareness on the part of the attendees.

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Try resizing your Zoom window and other video feeds so that the human heads are at the scale they would be if sitting across from you. Too large and it feels like they're right up in your face.

How long has my laptop been defaulting to my webcam microphone over my Yeti studio microphone? What a UX fail.

And the best books to read are often those you've already dog-eared the most.

For my part, I've been re-reading and further annotating Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield.

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Today's a good day to read that book you already own instead of buying another one.

Every day's a good day for that.

I own a lot of Audible titles. Like, a lot. Dang.

Tagging is so much better than directory arrangements in so many contexts.

I honestly enjoy writing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) docs.

I take The Checklist Manifesto to heart (

The smaller the platform or service that you build, the less you have to document.

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