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Every time I’m in my home country I am reminded that software should be built so it works with slow and flaky internet connection in mind and that we should consider bandwidth as a scarce resource

I’m not a fan of performance reviews even if I’ve always done well in them. And in the last few years I’ve seen more companies start using “auto-evaluations” which I find even worse. I find them to be such BS.

“A female colleague and [I] had dared to discuss wage transparency and gender pay gap in the office … Unfortunately we miscalculated – our boss Matthias was beyond furious. After that office meeting, he told my colleague ‘there will be consequences.’ … I want to expose the hypocrisy and double standards in FSFE leadership. How the organisation ‘promoting’ transparency, equality and inclusivity treats employees and more specifically women.”

Finding the right songs for a trip is always the hardest part 😅

Setting up a temporary device for an upcoming trip. Two minutes using it and I've already seen a handful of ads. There are so many good things about this platform but it all goes to hell because of Google, I mean the ads.

My take on this is that while they actually want better code, they know they are evaluated by productivity i.e. how many tasks they finish and to reduce this gap, you’d need to change the evaluation system.

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I’m always confused by what dev teams demand and how they work. During meetings almost everyone will agree they want to improve code quality, some are vocal and demand linting, test coverage and review processes. On practice however, most are trying to either cheat the linter, avoid adding tests or feel annoyed by the review process. How do you deal with this?

How much funding did you take? $0

What's your marketing budget then? $0

You must have a great sales strategy? We don't do sales

You must use tons of sneaky website elements to trick people? None

You can grow without being annoying and without supporting the adtech.

We need a culture and economy that rewards companies and workers for simplification and tuning as much as for adding new features.

Small is Beautiful – It’s elementary, dear Watson

First episode of a weekly live stream that Laura and I are trying out.

With special guest Daniel Foré, founder of elementary OS (@elementary)

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Time: 5PM Cork (UTC +0) / 12PM New York (UTC -5) / 9AM San Francisco (UTC -8)


(Have your webcams and headphones ready if you want the chance to ask questions / join the conversation live. We’ll give out instructions during the show.)

test driving MNT Reform standalone keyboard with MBK white keycaps

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I'd love to share this virtual home with a few like-minded individuals. While everyone is welcome to apply (accepted languages: es, en, de, eo), I'll ask that you share a bit about yourself to see if we'd be a good fit. You can of course, read my bio and toots to see if you'd enjoy joining.