That Wild Ask A Manager Story

This article references a story that is new to me. In short, the person that went through the series of interviews is not the same person that shows up for work. Instead of over-reacting, Jacob Kaplan-Moss argues that we should do nothing:

The premise here is simple: designing a human process around pathological cases leads to processes that are themselves pathological.

Postgres DDL Statements and Availability

This is a great reference of how each schema changing operation affects availability in Postgres.

A career ending mistake

John Arundel talks about career paths in software engineering:

As software engineers, we’re constantly making detailed, elaborate plans for computers to execute. Isn’t it weird that we rarely give a moment’s thought to the program for our own careers?