Going meta

There’s something very meta about creating and writing down the rules and metrics that will be used to evaluate myself and my teammates. I never had a chance to do that before. In my previous roles I either had a set of requirements set by my boss and their boss, or only a vague unspoken […]

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How to tell responsibility from people pleasing

My fiancĂ© just wrote a great article about coding, responsibility, and how software development is mostly about managing egos of everyone involved. This made me think about my own relationship with responsibility, which has been so far quite complicated and confusing. I’m a highly sensitive person and an emotional sponge. Noticing other people’s emotions and […]

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Busy is a choice

When I lived in Korea, it shocked me how everyone perceived ‘busy‘ as a badge of honor. It meant you’re a productive member of your group and people can rely on your sacrifice. It meant you’re working hard and should be praised for it. I remember how I told my colleague once that everyone was […]

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