I come across many articles that I think would be great to pass on to others. Most of them I try to post to Twitter, Linked In, or Google Plus (occasionally FaceBook). The issue with that approach is that they are lost to the social media wind. There are many book marking tools and ways to save links, but I’m going to give this idea a shot and see what happens. My idea is quite simple, I’m just going to add articles to this article. I’m going to put the date I added them and anytime I add a new one, I’ll update the post so it gets sent out again to subscribers (again only if there is a new article). Let me know what you think — I’d love to hear any thoughts, pro or con!
- Pair Programming Economics: By Olaf Lewitz — “Pair Programming Saves Time — How do we spend our time when we develop software? My rough heuristics is this: We spend
- 70% of our time reading code and trying to understand it,
- 20% of our time solving problems, creating solutions, and
- 10% of our time actually writing code (aka typing).” [Added 1/28/2015]
6 Ways Your Brain Tries to Kill Your Ideas and How to Fight Them: By Courtney Seiter — “I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay. In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they were safe and untested and uncriticized. All mine. Sure, I’ve created some. Some might say I’ve created plenty. But that’s only because they can’t see what I’m not creating. For example, this very post sat dormant for at least a month while I pondered, waited and nitpicked at it. . .” [Added 1/27/2015]
Sharing is the New Genius : Thoughts on Creativity: By Abby Fichtner @HackerChick — “The old model of creativity is a myth. It is the myth of the lone genius who works on his own and doesn’t share with anyone until his masterpiece is complete. It is a myth because great work has never been created in a vacuum. Creativity has always been the result of collaboration. And yet this myth continues. . .” [Added 1/27/2015]
- Why Creative People Seem To Have The Messiest Minds: “The creative process — from the first drop of paint on the canvas to the art exhibition — involves a mix of emotions, drives, skills, and behaviors. It’d be miraculous if these emotions, traits and behaviors didn’t often conflict with each other during the creative process, creating inner and outer tension. Indeed, creative people are often seen as weird, odd, and eccentric. Over the years, scientists have attempted to capture the personality of creative people. But it hasn’t been easy putting them under the microscope. . .” [Added 1/12/2015]