Barry Frost

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12 “Manager READMEs” from Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies

Designing a Remote Project

In reply to Stevie Buckley Stevie Buckley’s post on Twitter
Hiring junior developers is an investment into helping your senior developers grow and an investment into making t… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/963726038290370560

@StevieBuckley Some of our best people have started as juniors but quickly accelerated up through the team. They don’t stay junior very long. See also: people who move across to dev from other departments.

Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture

Culture at Netflix

Slide deck of what Netflix looks for in its staff and the culture it promotes.

The secret life of a startup employee: it’s like being a firefighter led by an arsonist

A bit too close to home

Tinder and Hookup-Culture

Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

“The Old Guard”: https://medium.com/rands/the-old-guard-efb831fd9cf6

The Old Guard recognizes there’s simply too much to do and there is no way the expertise now needed to evolve is under the roof. The problem is these new hires are a cure to a disease that the Old Guard both created and loves.

@rands on some very familiar issues facing companies that grow past ~100 people.

Agile Software Development Process - 90 Months of Evolution

The Government Digital Service: The Happiest Place on Earth

Register report/snark into GDS culture

Smart ideas needed to create the nation's greatest teams

Think about who you would take with you if you were leaving the company […] If it’s not all of them, you’re probably not working with the right people.

– Jason Stockwood in The Sunday Times

What it’s like to work for Stripe

Programming Your Culture

Or… “Why dogs at work and yoga aren’t culture”

10 Ways To Create An Open Culture

500 Greatest Albums of All Time | Rolling Stone

Growing The Beard

When a TV series becomes noticeably better in quality, as demonstrated by Riker’s beard growing in Start Trek: TNG. Opposite of “Jumped the Shark”.

The Meaning of Colour in Web Design

The separate meanings in different countries, eg red is life in Japan but danger in Europe (via Jon Hicks I think)

Stoooopid .... why the Google generation isn’t as smart as it thinks

Attention spans waning, distractions increasing, kids interested only in gossip. We’re doomed! Doomed!

James Clark's Random Thoughts: Thai personal names

Thorough breakdown of Thai names and each part’s significance

A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell