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Encandilar – The aftermath of seeing a sudden bright flash of light, often associated with seeing spots. Encandilar comes from the Spanish verb encandilarse, meaning ‘to be dazzled/blinded by’.

💡 This week’s advice: When someone tells you something is wrong, they’re usually right. When someone tells you how to fix it, they’re usually wrong.

The best Twitter thread of the week

Does anyone do org level chaos engineering - force people to take random paid time off to see what breaks?

🐕‍🦺 Leadership

4 Product Development Fallacies

There are some product development fallacies I’ve faced over my career that not only make daily work harder but actually have a toxic effect on both culture and processes.

Get your OKRs out of my GEMs

In which the author presents an interesting alternative to OKRs.

The Psychology Behind Meeting Overload

In this piece, the authors discuss the psychological pitfalls that lead us to schedule and attend too many meetings, and share strategies to help employees, managers, and organizations overcome those challenges.

Don’t soften feedback

Sometimes, folks who have to deliver hard-to-hear feedback soften it to the point where their teammate doesn’t clearly understand what they should do next.

🛡️ Security

How Cellphone Data Collected for Advertising Landed at U.S. Government Agencies

The U.S. government is using app-generated marketing data based on the movements of millions of cellphones around the country for some forms of law enforcement. The article explains how such data is being gathered and sold.

Securing your digital life, the finale: Debunking worthless “security” practices

This post tears down some infosec conventional wisdom—there’s a lot of bad advice out there. It’s the last of a series, all issues worth reading (they are linked in the sidebar to the right, below the hero image).

GitHub fixes authorisation vulnerability in the NPM JavaScript package registry

The supply chain attack vector of npm just keeps on giving. Flaw allowed ‘an attacker to publish new versions of any npm package’.

💻 Tech

Scaling productivity on microservices at Lyft (Part 1)

This four-part series will walk through the development environments that served Lyft’s engineering team as it grew from 100 engineers and a handful of services to 1000+ engineers and hundreds of services.

Moving faster

“I don’t think I’m very fast in an absolute sense, but I’m much much faster than I was 5 years ago. These are the things that I think made the most impact.”

Why Disaster Happens at the Edges: An Introduction to Queue Theory

What we mean when we talk about performance - a nice intro to queue theory, percentiles with advices when it comes to performance.