A friend who recently got married asked for advice (below) on purchasing a MacBook Air, and I thought it might be useful to record my response here:
Update: after a back-and-forth with Lindsay, this post should more accurately be titled “Good engineer != good manager”
In “Buy a watch, save your brain”, I wrote about how I hoped to buy a wrist watch (at the time, it was the rumoured “iWatch”), and reduce the amount of distraction I caused myself each time I checked the time on my iPhone.
This video complains that we’re getting ever worse at focusing our attention
We’re upgrading our Asterisk PABX at the office soon, as as part of the preparation, I needed a way to automatically reboot about 20 Cisco 79xx IP phones.
The folks at Packt Publishing asked me to mention that they’re having 10 years $10 special, to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Their entire range of books (geared towards niche geek topics) are available for $10 each. This is a good opportunity to brush up on some rusty areas, or establish a new skillset.