23-10-24 Link Post

The key points are:

  • Be asynchronous first
  • Write things down
  • Make work visible and overcommunicate
  • Embrace collaboration
  • Foster a culture that values documentation maintenance
  • Communicate openly, honestly, and authentically
  • Remember practicality beats purity

Three things that stand out to me:

1 Writing things down, being visible, overcommunicating, being asynchronous are expensive. Getting up on a whiteboard, scribbling in realtime, is fast and cheap. However, you will end up doing that 100 times. If you take the time to “write things down” you avoid the repetition.

3 Remember that you are communicating with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and cultures to you. You need to write and structure your thinking in a way that will work across all of those people.

Not being a coder/programmer, not all of M. Thingelstad’s analysis speaks to me. What does speak to me? Well, that is above.

※ Lost In The City With The Feelies


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Lost In The City With The Feelies:

Vikram Murthi at The Current:

The Feelies never quite belonged to the “blank generation,” a term coined by punk rocker Richard Hell that describes the midseventies New York punk scene. They certainly played alongside the likes of Television, the Patti Smith Group, the Shirts, and other CBGB and Max’s Kansas City mainstays, but they never quite gelled with that crowd. Their sound was more angular and percussive than the shambolic style of their peers. They were the jangly alternative to the alternative culture, exemplifying a vibrant sonic quality that strongly influenced early R.E.M. and almost every other band that critics would eventually label “college rock.” Perhaps the twin rhythm guitar and percussion sections contributed to their outsider status. Or maybe they never quite belonged because Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, the founding members, hail from suburban New Jersey.

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