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Business leadership

One on One meetings are underrated, whereas group meetings waste time (2017) Christian McCarrick interviewed me about this essay, check out the podcast here: Why Group Meetings Can Be Time Wasters with Lawrence Krubner (2018)

Discretion still matters -- don't ruin your career by sharing too much (2017)

Why are women being pushed away from the tech industry? (2018) on a possibly related note, see the discussion of the gendered usage of the accusation "You're too emotional." (2011)

When companies make a fetish of being data driven they reward a passive aggressive style (2018)

Why are large companies so difficult to rescue (regarding bad technology)? (2019)

Kelly O'Donnel: flat, non-hierarchical organizations do not work (2019)

The right way to do Agile (2019)

The worst project manager ever (2019)

High Availability is not consistent with a MVP, because an MVP should be about fast iteration (2019)

Caroline Calloway as the unreliable business partner (2019)

Code theory

PHP is obsolete (2014) updated in 2019

Object Oriented Programming is an expensive disaster which must end -- the Wikipedia page devoted to Object Oriented programming lists me as one of the critics and links to this essay. (2014)

Martin Odersky has some comments about Object Oriented Programming (2014)

The Agile process of software development is often perverted by politics (2016)

How ignorant am I and how do I formally specify that in my code? (2016)

Mutable iterators are the work of the Devil (2016)

Why I prefer dynamic-typing over static-typing: the speed of adapting to change (2017)

Why are software developers confused by Kafka and immutable logs? (2019)

My final post regarding the flaws of Docker / Kubernetes and their eco-system (2019)


How I recovered from Lyme Disease: I fasted for two weeks, no food, just water (2019)


Poland was shockingly liberal in the 1400s (2018)

Art theory

An interview with Martha Mendenhall, theater director

An interview with Kelly O'Donnel, theater director

Book review: Evening, by Susan Minot

Book review: Pretty Much Screwed, by Jenna McCarthy

Book review: I Take You, by Eliza Kennedy

Femslash and the growing power of fandom

Um, err, uh, I guess this isn’t a terrible review?

Do you get Coldplay? Like, really get Coldplay?

If you want to go dancing in New York City, consider Silvana

Social theory

How many people murder their spouse and get away with it?

Dating advice: Your life will be enriched in countless ways if you host parties

The Trump administration is racist

Your shame will destroy the planet

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