USEFUL AND RELEVANT (via)
Should be an interesting day on this side of the pond.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Measuring Productivity In Software Development Teams | Edge of Chaos | Agile Development Blog
(via Washing instructions | Wumo | Kind of Normal)
A guy in his living room with a six pack of beer can have some bad ideas about what to do in the afternoon — shoot tin cans off the back fence, surveil his neighbor with a drone, maybe do dirt bike donuts on his neighbors front yard after those beers are gone.
A guy in his living room with $6 billion can have a normatively bad idea about what to do, and do real damage to normal, ordinary everyday humans.
Why Silicon Valley Hates TBD Catalog (via Lane Becker)
When I tell other coders that I try to do web development in Firefox, they give me sad, withering looks, as if I’m some sort of historical re-enactor of the Browser Wars. I’m an anachronistic throwback, a man in a tattered, lizard-decorated uniform, tugging a cannon behind my horse and buggy, while everyone else zips around the future in self-driving cars.
Writing Extensions for Firefox is Barely Worth the Trouble - The Omniref Blog