Issue 1

My writing follows the same recipe for years now. Something pops in my head. I thought about it for a couple of days. I spend 1-2 hours writing about it. I edit it twice or thrice and post it. The time investment is low. And I usually think these posts are worth posting. As in, I believe that these posts are a net positive for whoever reads it. This and this fit that category. Lately I wanted to extend my writing format. I want to pick a piece and contribute to it for weeks. I find this format quite hard, although I feel this was a modest attempt.

For many years I have thought about challenging myself and posting every day. It’s difficult to find an interesting topic to write about every day. But what if it doesn’t need to be an original idea? What if it’s just a collection of thoughts, or something that amuses me. Everyone thinks about random stuff, all the time. I can easily spend 20 or 30 minutes writing about it. Adding more layers on top of that idea. Is it much different than tweeting?

This week I wrote five posts. Which is more than what I have done in the last 6 months. You can find them here:

  1. Elon and Twitter
  2. Native Language
  3. Handicap
  4. Standing out
  5. External Recruitment

I want to keep the stride going and round these posts every week on my substack.

Finally, I want to share some bits that I found interesting throughout the week. I believe that they are well worth your time:

  1. Chris Tarbell: FBI Agent Who Took Down Silk Road [Podcast]
  2. Guido van Rossum: Python and the Future of Programming [Podcast]
  3. What I’ve Learned in 45 Years in the Software Industry [Blog Post]
    1. The Hacker News thread also has some gems [Comments]
  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Overrated People [Blog Post]
  5. Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down: From a Real Twitter SRE [Blog Post]

Until next time!