Sam Merrell Tinkerer. Parent. ADHD. Developer.

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Feed Favorites August 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (4 to be exact). Giving Good Feedback: Consider the Ratio Thoughtful advice on giving feedback with lots of great approaches to use. The Product Culture Shift Great advice from Camille. I have definitely fallen into the “just give me Product Managers and it’ll solve my problems” camp from time to time. It’s never that easy and it’s almost always about people and processes.

Feed Favorites July 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (7 to be exact). A toy remote login server A lot I didn’t know here. Super cool! Azure’s Security Vulnerabilities Are Out of Control Strongly agree with Corey’s thoughts here. Twitter aims its most powerful weapon at Elon Musk: his own tweets A good example of how ridiculous “fiduciary duty” is. The hidden history of screen readers A great read about the origins of JAWS and NVDA.

Feed Favorites June 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (6 to be exact). Notes on running containers with bubblewrap I’ve been learning more about containers and Podman so it’s really interesting to see how Bubblewrap works. Introducing 1Password for Visual Studio Code This looks interesting! Here’s what happens when Sonos won’t stop sending you speakers Order processing gone very wrong. SynLapse – Technical Details for Critical Azure Synapse Vulnerability Orca Security just keeps exploiting service after service in Azure.

Feed Favorites May 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (4 to be exact). Now you can order a third round of free test kits from COVIDTests.gov It’s so easy and fast to gets the tests from the USPS. This is a great example of a government service done right. iJustine gives rare Apple Fitness+ studio tour with Jay Blahnik and coach interviews [Video] It’s cool to see some behind the scenes of how Apple runs Fitness+, the studio they record in looks incredibly cool.

Feed Favorites April 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (3 to be exact). Enhance your data visualizations with Azure Managed Grafana—now in preview This looks like it could be nice! What would you do with this cool DIY haptic knob? I would absolutely love this! Announcing .NET 7 Preview 3 Native AOT looks nice!

Feed Favorites March 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (5 to be exact). Announcing the HashiCorp Releases API I wish Microsoft would do this for .NET. Your CLI wish is our command 🪄💫 Some more details on how the op CLI works. I’m intrigued! I already use the op CLI to pull secrets with 1Password 7 but it is very manual and a bit clumsy. I’m curious how this compares.

Feed Favorites February 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (2 to be exact). Building Infrastructure Platforms Some really good advice for teams who are building infrastructure platforms for other teams. Since I’ve been in the infrastructure space recently, learning from these types of articles have been very enlightening! Why You Should Soak Beans in a Salt and Baking Soda Brine Before Cooking Not all of my favorite articles are technical.

Feed Favorites January 2022

Articles I’ve liked in the past month (2 to be exact). Service Locator is not an Anti-Pattern I appreciate Jimmy’s take on Service Locator. When I was learning about the Service Locator pattern, I was told that it was always A Bad Thing™️. As I’ve grown my skills, I’ve learned to try and avoid blanket statements like that. Similarly, I am not a fan of the term “Best Practice” for similar reasons.