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What's making me happy 2016-04-02

By Nat Welch

I for some reason don’t really remember last week… so I’m just going to dig through some articles I read, try and find some #happy in there.

Two Hillary Clinton related articles: Millennials for Hillary Have a Plan to Prove They Exist & This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest.

I loved playing with reddit Robin. I find community building incredibly fascinating, and time limited chat rooms were very interesting to play with.

Google released Site Reliability Engineering with through O’Reilly. They were working on this book when I was there, and really wanted to contribute. I’m looking forward to reading it. It’s 34% off on Amazon right now.

The only April Fools joke that I really enjoyed was Mark Zuckerberg × H&M. And it killed me.

My article in Issue 6 of Code Words, titled Promoting reliability in web software companies, was published. I’ve really enjoyed writing about SRE related topics for Code Words. I also wrote a piece titled DDoS and you in Issue 3 of Code Words. The two communities that usually eat up Code Words pieces, hn and Twitter, tend not react as positively to posts about web operations

I came across two great things from my favorite genre, Cyberpunk:

I enjoyed listening to Design Matters with Debbie Millman Featuring Branding Designers Greg Hahn + Ryan Moore. Particularly interesting was looking through all of their work at their agency, Gretel.

I found WIRED’s article “It’s 2016. Why Can’t Anyone Make a Decent Freaking To-Do App?” hilarious, because I am constantly unhappy with Todo apps, and always revert back to paper, which isn’t efficent for me to find things. We really just need computers that can read our minds.

Finally, @mrmrs_ tweeted a quote that I really liked:

Have a great week!

/Nat