Aha of today: with the right kind of problem, without big time pressure, pair debugging is really fun.
Aha of today: When unpleasant emotions come up (especially when they are strong), remember that I’m not alone. I can ask someone if they’d be willing to listen to me without saying anything. #lifehacks
Aha of today: I need a new mental model for “first contact” with new ways of thinking/processes. My current model (that takes too long) involves researching until I get an intuiting that “I know enough”. Any suggestions?
Aha of today: after a conversation where my emotions ran wild… Resist the temptation to follow up until I’m ready to fully listen to the other first. Spend the time focusing on understanding what’s important for me in the interaction.
Aha of today: When I need some tool for work, I can ask for approval from my company to (eventually) buy it for me or I can buy it first and ask for reimbursement later. Life’s too short to wait for approvals.
Weekend aha: I’ve been journaling whenever unpleasant emotions come up and I’ve discovered, to my embarrassment, that my baseline emotion is anger/irritation. #selfmanagement
Today’s aha: If I’m too tired or feeling really off, I can cancel that meeting. #lifehacks
Aha of today: The moment when I lead a group and one person has a visible aha moment. It pays off for all the nervousness and insecurity that sometimes come up when preparing and running the session. #agileconversations
Aha of today: It’s important to move my body during the day to keep the “happy chemicals” flowing. This has a net positive effect on my creativity, ability to focus, and attention span. #lifehack
Today’s aha: Over-engineered code reminds me of the YAGNI principle (You Aren’t Gonna Need It). Martin Fowler has a great post describing four kinds of costs that we might pay for such code https://www.martinfowler.com/bliki/Yagni.html