13 Apr 2021

The Power of Saying No

As an engineering leader, saying no is a superpower.

Counter: Saying yes and imagining what’s possible is a superpower.

Honorable mention: Avoiding becoming a gatekeeper or single point of failure is a superpower

TLDR: Build distributed and fault tolerant human systems. Reject what needs to be rejected and say yes to ambitious things you can’t yet conceive.

11 Apr 2021

Rails Security Practices Summary

A good summary and collection of Rails security/anonymizing practices:


09 Apr 2021

Starting in a new environment

Recommended reading Blue Tape List

25 Mar 2021

Articles To Write
  • Transitioning a Startup from MongoDB to Postgres
  • Engineering Leadership with Remote Teams
  • Lessons as an Engineering Leader
  • Emotional Labor of Management
  • Productive Engineering and Management Culture
  • The Value of Long Form Writing and Thinking Time
  • Elixir Reflections: 2013 to Now
  • My Development Environment
  • Notetaking 2021
  • Startup Horror Stories