/Julia Evans

Things Your Manager Might Not Know tl;dr: Julia outlines things your manager may not know and how to "manage them up", including what’s slowing the team down, what individual people on the team are working on, where the technical debt is, and more.

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What To Talk About In 1-1s tl;dr: You should talk about what's going well, what's not going well, team priorities, and 3 other things sketched out for you in this post.

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Some CSS Comics tl;dr: "I’ve been writing some comics about CSS this past week, and I thought as an experiment I’d post them to my blog instead of only putting them on Twitter."

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When Your Coworker Does Great Work, Tell Their Manager tl;dr: Ask if it's ok first - since there are scenarios it may be counterproductive. Think about when it's important, how to do it, and other guidance.

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Tell Candidates What To Expect From Your Job Interviews tl;dr: Given candidates won't know your interview process from the start - which can lead to confusion - share a simple document beforehand outlining the process and how they should prepare. Julia provides Stripe's sample document.

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A Little Bit Of Plain Javascript Can Do A Lot tl;dr: Julia's goal is "to be able to write little websites with less than 200 lines of Javascript that mostly work." She runs through what all she's been able to do playing around with simple JS and without using a framework.

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So You Want To Be A Wizard tl;dr: Beautifully designed zine: "here's how I approach learning hard things and getting better at programming."

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When Debugging, Your Attitude Matters tl;dr: Julia started to believe that it was impossible to understand basic CSS concepts, impeding her own ability to learn. After shifting her attitude, she saw a major difference in her ability to learn.

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How Tracking Pixels Work tl;dr: Julia asks and answers the question "how does Facebook know that you went to Old Navy" by investigating tracking pixels - how they work and what you can do as a user to reduce the amount you're tracked.  

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How Containers Work: Overlayfs tl;dr: Julia explains how containers work with overlays, which let you mount a filesystem using 2 directories  - a lower, read only one & an upper, read and write one. 

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