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These are the issues I sent to my subscribers.

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  • Premature optimization

    Yesterday I told you about our struggles with the new doorbell. While, sadly, this state is still unchanged, there’s another story there that relates to software development: The new doorbell needed some…

  • Spaghetti wirings no-one knew about

    Over the course of the weekend, we tried to install a new doorbell for our house. The old system is really old, falls apart and works only some days. So we bought…

  • Let’s practice together

    Where I sit writing this email, today is Friday. So tomorrow the weekend starts. Do you already have plans for the weekend? Perhaps we’ll go to the lake because it’s scorching hot…

  • The bullshit web and our responsibility

    My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite…

  • When do you know enough?

    “When did you reach the point where you didn’t need to read another research report, didn’t need to absorb another scouting analysis, didn’t need to stop by the bookstore… because it simply…

  • Professionalism

    This morning I was visiting the hospital with my pregnant wife. She’s in the 39th week and over the course of the weekend, we had some concerns regarding the health of the…

  • The 4-day workweek

    In this enlightening article from the New York Times, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports about a company from New Zealand that tried something out. They switched all their employees to work only 32 hours…

  • Sorry to say, but you’ve been hacked

    Please excuse this email’s subject line. Did you receive an email like that before? As I wrote a few days ago, I did.

  • Things happen for a reason

    I am currently reading a very interesting book: “Principles” by Ray Dalio It was recommended to me by several sources, most notably by Sebastian Marshall. Sebastian focuses a lot on personal improvement…

  • Test driven development

    Test-driven-development. There’s no other way to do this.