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Jay’s Weekly Digest, but make it full of tweets #2

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Slava Ukraini

I don’t nearly know enough about sovereignty and international laws, but obviously we can all see that the situation is grim and lives are lost — and for what?

Donation links here: https://ukrainewar.carrd.co

(But also, thinky thoughts about the stark contrast between the world’s reaction to Palestine, Yemen, et al, and people saying the quiet (racist) thoughts out loud.)

Designing in Agile

I cannot begin to count the number of times project & program managers have made me “break up” a design task so that it can go into a user story, and how the design team can’t really operate like that anyway. (More thoughts to follow in a proper post, I think!)

Tech bros missing the mark

As usual.

This is especially egregious though, from the lack of research with actual users, the soft demeaning of the very people they are supposed to serve, and just the air of superiority from these guys. Props to the knitting community for taking them on so graciously, because I would’ve told them to fuck right off my hobby.

Jay’s Weekly Digest (Di-jay-st? No? No.) #1

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Trying out this new format of posting. Drop me a note if you have anything interesting for me!

Bye, Spotify and Parcast

I wrote about going from Overcast to Spotify a few months ago.

I’m going back to Overcast. A big hearty fuck you to actual false news and right-wing disinformation spreaders, and also to Parcast for being absolute shitty employers. As much as I’d enjoyed the constant content across topics I’m interested in, I’m definitely not going to support behaviors like this.


Designing the UX designer hiring process

I’ve been thinking about this a lot since I’m helping the team to interview new hires. The other week I gave a pretty passionate speech about my stance against take-home assignments. I’ll probably write a longer thing elaborating on that, but until then, this was a pretty good read.


7 habits that constantly drain your energy

Welp. Check, check, check… you get it.