This is a list of blog-posts that I occasionally reference as a short-hand when I’m trying to explain something.

The Moderatley Enthusiastic Programmer

http://devblog.avdi.org/2014/01/31/the-moderately-enthusiastic-programmer/ Really good explaination about the use of the word passionate in job adverts.

Don’t Write Code You Won’t Get Credit For

http://nikwakelin.com/blog/2013/04/24/dont-write-code-you-wont-get-credit-for/ Basically “why you should do things lean”, but also applies to open-source projects too.

Getting help on IRC

https://workaround.org/getting-help-on-irc I usally ping this over if someone’s getting into using IRC and how to use it to ask questions, especially the old classic “Is it ok to ask a question?” that drives so many crazy.

This is Phil Fish

http://kottke.org/14/09/this-is-phil-fish Great deconstruction of how internet over-reaction and hyperbole and how it works.

Poor UI Design can kill

http://blog.martindoms.com/2011/01/24/poor-ui-design-can-kill/

Things you should never do Part 1

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html Why you shouldn’t throw it all away and start again: you’ll probably end up in the same place…

Git Merge considered harmful

http://blog.spreedly.com/2014/06/24/merge-pull-request-considered-harmful/

The Git Pickaxe

http://www.philandstuff.com/2014/02/09/git-pickaxe.html

Puppet Performance with a Ruby script

https://github.com/ripienaar/puppet-reportprint