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Bite size terms from byte world
  • Algotorial: Editors + Algorithms
    • Lots of songs
    • Editors compose a playlist based on a theme/mood/artist etc
    • Algorithm tries to recreate that playlist with more specificity
      • Personal preference for a user
      • Availability of music in that geo
      • More than just the songs in the original playlist
  • Fox-light vs Hedgehog-light for problem solving
    • Fox light: Looking at the world from all sorts of different perspectives and applying lots of different mental models to get to your answer.
    • Hedgehog-light: You approach the world through your one big idea/thesis. Generally, this doesn't work very well.
  • OODA loop for decision making
    • Observe -> Orient -> Decide -> Act
    • At times agility can overcome raw power
    • Machines have much faster OODA loops than humans
  • 1way vs 2way door decisions
    • 1way: There's no way to back out of that decision. Go as slow as you can.
    • 2way: There's always a way to back out of that decision. Go as fast as you can.
  • Quality software metrics:
    • Non-Measurable: No standard is present to measure these objectives
      • Readability: More eyes on the code, makes it better progressively
      • Reusability: How easy is it to take a piece of code and convert it into a library
    • Measure during dev
      • Time Complexity: Big-O notations
      • Resource Usage: CPU, Memory, Disk Space and other usage
    • Measure during run
      • Reliability: System uptime, test-suite coverage, chaos engineering
      • Thread safety: Important in distributed systems, information assimilation
  • OCEAN Personality Assessment
    • Open to experiences
    • Conscientiousness
    • Extroversion
    • Agreeable
    • Neurotic
  • Time Management methods
    • The Eisenhower Method
      • Important and Urgent
      • Important and Not Urgent
      • Not Important and Urgent
      • Not Important and Not Urgent
    • POSEC method
      • Prioritize your time and define your life by goals
      • Organize things you have to accomplish regularly to be successful (family, friends and finances)
      • Streamline things you may not like to do, but must do (work and chores)
      • Economize things you should do or may even like to do, but they're not pressingly urgent (pastimes and socializing)
      • Contribute by paying attention to a few remaining things that make a difference (social obligations)
  • Speech settings for speaker
    • Volume
    • Pitch
    • Pace
    • Clarity
    • Inflection
    • Physical Expression
    • Facial Expression
  • ADEPT Method for communicating ideas and concepts
    • Analogy
    • Diagram
    • Example
    • Plain English
    • Technical Definition
    • Generative user research: Discover the problems
    • Evaluative user testing: Evaluate possible solution (low fidelity)
    • Usability testing
      • Expectation (about what will happen)
      • Reaction (to what happens)
      • Reflection (on the difference between 1 and 2)
    • Continuous data-driven discovery
      • user generated events
      • talking to users for delights, frustrations, what's there, what works, what's missing
      • shared with everyone in team
      • shared annotated video notes
    • Easy batching: Mental vs Physical tasks
    • Complex batching: Write Code, Review PR, Respond to Email
    • Why batching
      • Makes the context switching cost minimal and enables multitasking
      • Example: Listening to podcast while walking
  • Poka-Yoke
    • It’s a Japanese term that roughly translates to “mistake-proofing” or “avoiding an unthinkably bad move.”
    • Poka-Yoke is a streamlined process to prevent incorrect usage by a user.
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