Some Things I Read in March 2022

Posted on Mar 31, 2022

Some where meant for C


A refutation of the arguments against the use of C, stating that C is important because there are things you can do in it that you can’t do in other languages. He proposes that you could make a “safer” version of C without sacrificing too much.

What do executives do, anyway?


[…] the job of an executive is: to define and enforce culture and values for their whole organization, and to ratify good decisions.

Architecture of a Database System


Super interesting (and long!) deep dive into the less commonly explored aspects of database architecture.

The Psychology of Human Misjudment


A write up of a Charlie Munger (of Berkshire Hathaway fame) talk about human psychology. Interesting, but to be taken with a grain of salt (very much folk psychology). One thing that stood out was the importance of aligning incentives to the behaviour you want to achieve.

A Great Twitter Thread by Dennis Yu


i saw a tweet a while back (will link it if i find it again) that the single most useful skill of any senior++ IC or engineering leader can be stated in simple terms: In every conversation you’re part of, create clarity and reduce chaos.