A recent essay reminded me how the anxieties that pushed me to become a better developer are often drowning me instead.
Sheltering in place made me realize how much I miss many people in my life. One of them a woman whose unyielding personality helps fuel her selfless work in a soup kitchen.
In a culture hyperfocused on productivity and economics, we should remember humans are more than their work. Especially when a pandemic takes it away.
Nickel and Dimed is a must-read looking at the struggles the working poor face every day. These are the best lessons I pulled from it and don't want to forget, for my empathy's sake.
In 2019 I focused on numbers for doing better in work and play. That focus caused most of my past year's regrets, and I plan to take a much different approach for 2020.
Climate change is complex and dangerous, but some of the key (and too often overlooked) drivers are our industrial cultures.
I've (mostly) left Twitter for over two weeks. The effects have ranged from good, amazing, and later on, horrible.
If you're a white man or otherwise privileged person reading someone's painful lived experiences, don't respond in these ways.
I don't consider myself a tech ally, but have several ways I try to act as one.
Many priviledged coders make a common mistake when thinking other coders should simply 'try harder.'
Verbal abuse shouldn't be dismissed as silly or unimportant. There's easy ways to recognize and handle it.