I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Antilibrary - should I finish the book I am reading?

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1 min, 82 words

I read a lot of books and once I start reading a book I normally finish it. This article proposes that it may be more valuable to have a bunch of books that are unread. Not sure I completely buy in to the proposition that "Read books are far less valuable than unread ones" however maybe I won't feel so guilty buying a book and then leaving it unread.

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Categories: life

Scala + Sbt + Docker quickly

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1 min, 75 words

I am currently starting to learn Scala (to add to a myriad of other languages I have programmed in over my career). We are also in the process of "dockerizing" our application. So I wanted to try for myself getting a simple Scala application running in Docker.

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Categories: coding

Abolish performance reviews

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1 min, 118 words

I have never been a fan of performance reviews. It may have been down to the way they were implemented at the places I worked however they never seemed to achieve what they were set out to do. The review would usually consist of going over the "achievements" for the past period and then setting a bunch of artificial goals for the next period. The only time these new goals were actually consulted was in the run up to the next review.

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Categories: work

Abandoning the baggage of Agile

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2 min, 325 words

I have worked with various flavours of "Agile" over numerous years. These have ranged from the very formal where everything is done by the book to more ad-hoc versions where different parts are cherry picked or in most cases done because people think they should be done.

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