Issue #328

24 June 2022


Issue #328
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Friday 24th June's issue is presented by Posthog


 
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Software Engineering RFC And Design Doc Examples And Templates
- Gergely Orosz
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: "This article collects some openly available RFC templates and examples, and a list of companies that use such a process. I’d encourage to use these examples for inspiration. Take parts that resonate with you, experiment with them and modify them to your needs."
Stop Overcomplicating It: The Simple Guidebook to Upping Your Management Game
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: Focus on the big 3 elements of leadership: (1) Direction: Ensure that every member of the team understands exactly what's expected and when. (2) Coaching: Coach people towards both short and long-term success, helping them understand what they should continue to do and how to improve. (3) Career: Invest in people’s careers in a way that considers long-term goals and aspirations beyond the company. 

How I Learned To Love Feedback Loops (And Make Better Products)
- Neil Kakkar
#Leadership #Management #CareerAdvice

tl;dr: "One common theme that stood out was how feedback loops between each stage lead to much better decisions. In this post, I want to talk about why these feedback loops are useful, and how to actively seek iterative gains from these loops."

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Mental Model: Difficult Problems vs Hard Work
- Ben Congdon
#CareerAdvice

tl;dr: "In other words, Difficult Problems involve operating in a higher dimensional space than Hard Work. Strategies that can collapse the higher dimensional Difficult Problem into a lower dimensional form of Hard Work reduce the cognitive costs to solving the problem." Ben discusses his approach to balancing the two. 
 
“The goal of science and engineering is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.”

- Unknown

 
The Overengineered Solution To My Pigeon Problem
- Max Nagy
#Entertaining #Hardware #Python

tl;dr: "The brains of the operation is a python script using openCV. It compares the current image to the normal background. If the average amount of change of all pixels is above some threshold, we fire the gun."

Crafting Interpreters: A Review
- Chidi Williams
#BookRecommendation

tl;dr: "I thought Crafting Interpreters was brilliant and one of the best technical books I’ve ever read. Without hesitation, I’d recommend it to anyone interested in learning about languages and interpreters. In the end, I can’t help but continue to admit the wizardry of the author’s work. Presenting such a seemingly daunting topic simply and yet beautifully is magical, after all."

#Search
 
tl;dr: "I decided to test and catalog all the different indexing search engines I could find. I prioritized breadth over depth, and encourage readers to try the engines out themselves if they’d like more information."
#StackOverflow #Survey
 
tl;dr: You’ve been waiting patiently, but now the wait is over: the results of the 2022 Stack Overflow Developer Survey are here. Over 73,000 developers from 180 countries each spent roughly 15 minutes answering our questions. 
 
Notable GitHub Repos
Silero Models
Pre-trained speech-to-text, text-to-speech models made simple.

 
YaLM 100B
Pretrained language model with 100B parameters.


 

Magisk
OS software for customizing Android. 

 
Diagram
Prototyping cloud system architectures.

 
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