a change of pace

2021-07-23

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~2 min read

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280 words

I’ve been keeping this blog for a few years now and every now and then I’m struck by some new inspiration. The result is that what I write…

zettelkasten

2021-07-23

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~1 min read

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144 words

A Zettelkasten, literally slip of paper (zettel) and box (kasten) in German, is a system of organization. A zettelkasten consists of many…

idea generation as a production system

2021-07-23

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~1 min read

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105 words

If we think of idea generation as a production system, then the output is new ideas that can be built upon, connected (via a zettelkasten…

production systems need slack

2021-07-23

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~2 min read

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212 words

In The Goal, Eliyahu Goldratt introduces the Theory of Constraints as a way to think about production. One of the key insights is that the…

jest: tests running on stale code

2021-07-23

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~1 min read

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84 words

From time to time, Jest’s test runner seems to be stuck on old code. In debugging it, I tried a number of different strategies, but…

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