The first thing I noticed about being a manager was that I wasn’t sure whether anything I was doing was useful.
This works for rendering an image in the same way a skateboard is a minimum viable replacement for car; it rolls, but not fast. To render an image responsibly in modern times you need a handful more properties than src and alt ; namely height, width, loading, and decoding attributes.
Research on this mirror effect dates back 1972, with a study showing that focusing on our image leads to self-evaluation. Seeing ourselves can make us feel more self-conscious, as well as making us pay less attention to what is being said.
I've learned there will always be more big projects and deep work around the bend, and to appreciate those quiet moments while they last.
The interesting thing about dopamine is that besides inducing the pleasure of desire, it also causes us to experience pain.
As psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke explains in her book Dopamine Nation, our bodies and minds like to keep things in homeostasis.
There is a new trend among websites where they want my email address before I’m allowed to read their free content. While I sympathize with the struggles of the media business, I am just going to point out something obvious: not reading is easier than reading — and way easier than logging in.