Miscellany 2015-04-18

Sat 18 April 2015

My laptop keyboard has decided to kick the bucket. Not an insurmountable problem, but a pain nonetheless (hence the lateness of the post). I’m hoping to have it sorted out in the next 48 hours, but it means a lost weekend of NiceBSD development. “How does a project blow its deadline? One day at a time.”

So today is the Matt Might article round-up - here’s the articles he’e written that I’ve enjoyed, and hope you will too:

I do like Matt Might’s writing - his advice is practical, and he’s able to put names to ideas I had but couldn’t elucidate. For instance, I keep a carafe of water on my desk, which means I don’t have to wander to the kitchen every time I’d like a glass of water. I also keep a gym bag at work as well as home, so I can hit the gym whenever I feel like it (take advantage of the motivation).

I think there’s a lot of good practical advice for software development that has absolutely nothing to do with writing code itself. At some point I’ll probably distill these sorts of things into a single blog post.

Videos

David Heinemeier Hansson - Writing Software.

Non-tech

The world’s largest trivia contest (hosted by WWSP) is going on this weekend. It’s great to catch just for the music selection alone.

Wrestling isn’t Wrestling (dir. Max Landis).

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