Issue #316

13 May 2022


Issue #316
Pointer.io
Friday 13th May's issue is presented by Mux

 
Data is the foundation for building great video experiences. With just a few lines of code, you can get the data you need to understand user engagement on your videos and improve the Quality of Experience for your viewers.
 
Resources For Leading Through Crises
- Lara Hogan
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: Lara lists recently published resources for managing in a time of crises, including "Managering through terrible times," "Handling the emotional weight of 1:1s" and "When your manager isn’t supporting you, build a Voltron." Additionally listed are resources to build resilience and tactical templates.

Complexity Is The Mind Killer
- Philip Kristoffersen
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: "When faced with a choice, always pick the simplest thing that solves your immediate problem. Then make sure you can change your mind later. By the simplest thing I mean the solution that is easiest to reason about."
How Live Is Your Stream? Measure Live Latency At Scale With Mux Data
#Management #Latency #Scale

tl;dr: Beta test the new HLS Live Stream Latency metric in Mux Data for free! Understand the live streaming experience, and find opportunities to improve.

Promoted by Mux.
The Other Kind Of Staff Software Engineer
- Adam Gordon Bell
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: Adam discusses the difference between line and staff software engineers, where a line engineer is core to the mission and staff is a supporting role. Although roles can be similar in either context, this variable is important to consider as it will directly impact your experience. Adam outlines how, as well as pros and cons of both. 

"The value of a prototype is in the education it gives you, not in the code itself."

— Alan Cooper
 
A Tale Of A Trailing Dot
- Daniel Haxx
#URL

tl;dr: "Trailing dots on host names in URLs is the gift that keeps on giving. Let me take you through a dwindling story of how the dot is handled differently in different places through the stack of an Internet client. The evil trailing dot."

The Regex [,-.]
- Paul Boyd
#Regex

tl;dr: "I can’t tell if the author was being clever or if it was a particularly lucky typo. Either way, I will continue putting - at the beginning: [-,.]. But if you feel the need to send someone down a rabbit trail [,-.] is an option for you." Paul discusses how arrived at this conclusion.

Why I Quit Google’s WebAssembly Team, And How It Made Me Sick
- Katelyn Gadd
#Management #Google #Culture

tl;dr: "This is a partial story of what went wrong with the process and how it permanently damaged me. My hope is that this story will help people recognize toxic cultures in their own workplaces, or help new hires have a better career at Google."
PyCon US 2022 Highlights
- Eric Matthes
#Python

tl;dr: "PyCon is way too big for any one person’s summary to tell the whole story, but I’m happy to share some of my personal highlights from this year’s event." Eric includes the opening ceremony and keynote, favorite talks, and more.

Notable GitHub Repos
App Ideas
App ideas which can be used to improve coding skills.

 
RustDesk
OS virtual / remote desktop infrastructure for everyone. 

 
Neovim
Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability.

 
Bubble Tea
A powerful little TUI framework.

 

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