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Berlin, Germany
Joined December 2011
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🤯🤯🤯 Actually makes sense archive.org/details/microcom…
How old were you when you realised it's called "firmware" because it's halfway between "hardware" and "software"?
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Also loves my place on the couch 🛋 b.c7.ee/p/CLzmvOLHrdh/…
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Bunny loves my messy table 😅 @ Zepernick, Brandenburg, Germany b.c7.ee/p/CLyyNrXnpX1/…
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When someone says "shift left on" - I read "multiply by power of 2" 🤷‍♀️ #power
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If I have a senior plumber, I don’t have to tell him what to do. I can tell him „there is shit broken, I don’t know, can you make it good?“ and his job is to do that. He may still be bad at it, but he doesn’t need detailed tickets. But in IT we can’t even do that. Wtf? 😳
I was holding this back, but you know what, let's kick this hornet's nest. Many engineers are unprepared for the autonomy and freedom they demand. Most problems in business will not fit in your well-scoped JIRA ticket. That doesn't mean you get to ignore them until they do.
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Just realized, I could probably shorten this to tell the plumber "There is shit" and he'll still get to work 😅💩
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“The same is true in company building — instead of relying completely on the willpower and independence of all your employees, think about how to build better systems and create the environment where people can do their best work” review.firstround.com/focus-…
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"A company is a collection of both its people and its systems. People can come and go over the years, but the systems they put in place and gradually refine over time become part of the company — and companies ultimately compete based on if those systems are strong or not."
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"It’s not about OKRs or any other goal-setting acronyms. If the system doesn’t surface the highest leverage improvements to make, it’s not a productive system. "
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If I have a senior plumber, I don’t have to tell him what to do. I can tell him „there is shit broken, I don’t know, can you make it good?“ and his job is to do that. He may still be bad at it, but he doesn’t need detailed tickets. But in IT we can’t even do that. Wtf? 😳
I was holding this back, but you know what, let's kick this hornet's nest. Many engineers are unprepared for the autonomy and freedom they demand. Most problems in business will not fit in your well-scoped JIRA ticket. That doesn't mean you get to ignore them until they do.
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in most cases „senior engineer“ is neither senior nor engineer. Senior means many things, but autonomy is one of the top requirements. And engineer. Call yourself that, but don’t actually put in the effort working according to that standard. It‘s sad. 😟
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„Engineers,..., are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost.“
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How many of us are actually doing this?
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In all likelihood your efforts and software itself will make that even worse. Even efficiency gains have proven just to be used up by doing more shit. There is no easy path. But we need this to work out.
It doesn't matter how many software companies you build, you can't software CO2 out of the sky.
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Ich habs doch immer gewusst, Atlantis is auf dem Grund vom Bodensee! #TribesOfEuropa
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Kommt hin! Ich fands trotzdem sehr unterhaltsam 😂
„Tribes of Europa“ gucken fühlt sich an wie Leuten beim Liverollenspiel zuschauen.
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