Sending weekly 5-15 updates.

November 3, 2019. Filed under management 110

About a year ago I started sending public weekly updates to a relevant public (within the company) mailing list. I've found the practice useful enough to write a few works on the how and why. This practice is sometimes called a 5-15 report reflecting the goal of spending fifteen minutes a week writing a report that can be read in five minutes.

"Investing in technical infrastructure"

October 31, 2019. Filed under infrastructure 34speaking 5talks 3

A few weeks ago I got the chance to speak at SRECon EMEA 2019, and the videos are up! This is the video of my talk, Investing in technical infrastructure.

Healthchecks at scale.

October 27, 2019. Filed under infrastructure 34architecture 28

A couple days ago at Stripe's weekly incident review, we started a discussion on a topic that is always surprisingly controversial: healthchecks. I've been thinking about them since and have written up some related thoughts.

An Elegant Puzzle by the numbers, five months later.

October 23, 2019. Filed under elegant-puzzle 8

An Elegant Puzzle was released on May 20th, 2019. In June I summarized what I learned writing the book, which says what I have to say about creating the book. Instead of retreading that material, I wanted to recap An Elegant Puzzle by the numbers.

Founding Monocle Studios.

October 22, 2019. Filed under stories 9monocle-studios 2

Waiting to hear if I would be hired by Yahoo! in 2008, Luke Hatcher and I founded Monocle Studios. Between June 14th and November 7th, we designed and released our iOS game touchDefense. Unlike the stroy of Digg V4, this story has no relevance. However, it's a period I personally look back on rather fondly.