Working in organizations, it’s essential to be able to differentiate between things that are under your purview, and things that you should let fall on the floor. Camille Fournier writes a guide here about how to decide what to fix and how to fix that.
De PvdA is om en wil weer een basisbeurs voor studenten. De partij maakt een draai van 180 graden en trekt de handen af van het leenstelsel, dat het zelf nota bene heeft ingevoerd.
Het is ongelofelijk hoe nutteloos de PvdA is en blijft.
Berlin is finally thinking of fixing its totally and utterly broken website. That’s good news but a shame that we have had to use this monstrosity for the past ten years.
Oatley is by far our favorite plant based milk and I’m glad to read that they are seeing explosive growth (also animal milk consumption in the Netherlands has already dropped 14%).
Maybe after this New Yorker exposé, Joi Ito will finally resign?
Full disclosure: Joi Ito once paid for my lunch in a café in Beirut when I was traveling there with some tech people.
My exposure to the inner machinations of Ito’s clique didn’t leave me too enthusiastic. It also became clear that underneath the glamorous surface there was very little of interest or value.
I’m glad the only thing he paid for me was a lunch otherwise I would also be rather embarrassed right now.
Update: He just did. But judging from comments by Negroponte, “Nicholas Negroponte, a founder of the lab, said he had told Mr. Ito to take the money and would do it again.”, there is more wrong with the institution than just the one person.
BMW thinks it’s a funny marketing gimmick to paint one of their worst cars in Vantablack. Dark coloured cars have been proven to be more likely to cause accidents. Black cars should be forbidden to participate in traffic, that should be what people are talking about here.
Marty Cagan’s piece on product vs. feature teams yielded more than enough stuff to reflect on and discuss. I wouldn’t mind having a ‘true‘ product manager. Where do you get one of those?
Ten principles for how to grow as an engineer that are as true as the day they were written.
I’ve heard “if you’re so smart, then why aren’t you rich” more than a couple of times in my life. The answer it turns out is: unluckiness.
A thorough and humane treatment of alt-right memetic history and 8chan with its associated chans.