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(English) Remote Work Is Here to Stay: Best Practices and Tools

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.2019 seems to have been the year when remote work finally caught on. While not exactly the new default yet it's not as alien and outré anymore as it used to be just a few years ago. Today, instead of being ridiculed or looking into bewildered faces proponents of remote work are usually taken seriously. You're also far less likely to hear bromides such as "Yeah, we don't do that here because in-person ... Read more

(English) Napworking – Dorobot @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar. Napworking - Dorobot from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

(English) What’s Digitalisation Actually About?

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Digitalisation, or digital transformation, as it is sometimes also called is an important subject matter as well as challenge for businesses today. Therefore, I find it strangely confusing that sometimes aspects are lumped together under this umbrella that are not or only tangentially related to what digitalisation actually is about. So, here's my - perhaps opinionated - take on what digitalisation is actually about and what it entails. In a nutshell, digitalisation comprises these ... Read more

(English) Water Cooler Talk Is Toxic

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.An often-heard counter-argument against remote work is that those working remotely will miss out on so-called water cool talk, i.e. communication that happens casually and outside of scheduled meetings and discussions. In my opinion that kind of talk can be considered toxic. If it's merely about socialising and getting to know your co-workers better that's certainly fine and conducive to a positive work environment. However, often water cooler talk involves bandying about rumours as well ... Read more

(English) Work Culture and Enabling Software Developers to Contribute

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.This article by Marcus Blankenship tries to answer the question why programmers become disaffected with a company and its goals and ultimately turn to just wanting to code. As I wrote in an earlier article about paying for developer tools with developers, particularly in larger organisations, I frequently encounter a feeling of powerlessness and not having significant say in that organisation’s direction. Marcus is spot on in that he attributes this far too common attitude ... Read more

(English) Paying for Developer Tools

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Recently, a user named amerkhalid wrote this on Hacker News (commenting on a question about the market for developer tools): Agreed. Developers are hard bunch to sell to. We go out of our way to find free tools and almost look down on people who use decent IDEs or other tools. One example, when I finally got legit license for Sublime Text, all of my friends made fun of me for paying for a ... Read more

(English) ‚Agile‘ isn’t a new way of doing software development, it’s the normal way

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Recently, during a conversation on software development "methodologies" (just the word "methodology" makes me cringe because it's a needlessly convoluted and complicated notion) one of the participants said something along the lines of "'Agile' isn't for everyone. Most people just aren't cut out for doing software development that way.". I strongly contest that notion. 'Agile' has become some bullshit bingo term that's slung around in order to perpetuate precisely those misconceptions the Agile Manifesto ... Read more

(English) Supporting the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.About a year ago Scott Santens - self-declared writer and advocate of basic income for all - wrote a highly recommendable piece on why should support the idea of an unconditional basic income. In this article he debunks common myths about less desirable repercussions a basic income might have (such as suddenly nobody wanting to do any work anymore ...). He makes a few salient points as to why a basic income is the ... Read more

(English) Money is not a scorecard

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Two weeks ago I came across an interesting article on the Mr. Money Mustache blog: "What I’m Teaching my Son about Money" As is usual for Mr. Money Mustache it's a very insightful post about money, financial independence, how to achieve it and what to do with it. I love his blog because he not just tries to educate people about personal finance or money as an end to itself but about money with a ... Read more

(English) Antiwork – Rethinking Work Ethic Or: Hard Work is Not Working

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In a highly interesting recent article Brian Dean calls for a a radical shift in how we view “jobs”. He poses a seemingly radical question: "Over a decade into the 21st century, we seem as work-obsessed as ever. Is it time for a progressive reframing of work and leisure?" Drawing upon other recent articles such as the already famous one by anthropologist David Graeber on the phenomenon of bullshit jobs Dean argues that in the 21s ... Read more
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