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#116 – November 21, 2022

The Modern Observability Problem

The observability problem - Why is the system exhibiting this behaviour?

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Mental Models to Help You Cut Your Losses

When should you hold 'em and when should you fold 'em? Use this set of decision-making tools to help you identify when it’s time to move on and find the courage to do so.

The hidden cost of complexity

To better understand the real and deadly cost of complexity. By noticing our biased perception of both simplicity and complexity.

On Accountability in Software Development

All businesses want accountability. It is part of making anything work. If you need to achieve results, you need to deliver something, and it would be great to know when it’s going to happen.

The flying wedge

When I worked at Yahoo!, our team needed another engineering manager. We didn’t run a hiring process, or even do interviews. Instead, our Director brought on a colleague he’d worked with before. That new manager soon decided he needed a tech lead on his team. We didn’t run a hiring process, do interviews, or consider candidates on the existing team. Instead, our new manager brought over one of his previous colleagues.


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