Recommended reading

Happy Saturday, Roadies! Here are a few good blog posts for your reading pleasure.

Over at Curbside Classic, readers tell the stories of the cars they’ve owned through their lifetimes. Heath McClure tells an entertaining story of a 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel that he rescued, involving getting it running where it moldered in a field 2,163 miles from home. Read COAL: 1979 VW Rabbit Diesel: You Can’t Get There From Here

Matt Mullenweg thinks about the paths we all walk, and the people who walked the same paths before us — and the people who were thoughtful enough to mark that path to help us find our way. Read Rebirth and Yellow Arrows

Earlier this week I shared a street scene I photographed in Dublin. The same day, John Smith (not Bodega Bay John Smith whose work I share here occasionally, but a John Smith from Scotland) shared a Dublin street scene, too. I like his better. Read Dublin Street Scene

David Heinemeier Hansson thinks that the way social media apps make money is ultimately bad for their health. Read The price of monetizing schemes

A growing sense in the software industry is that meetings are evil. Needless ones are, poorly run ones are. But well run and needful, meetings are where real work get done. Lara Hogan (engineering leader at shares her methods for running a tight meeting. Read On Better Meetings


2 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Jim,
    Thanks for the great reads. Enjoyed the rabbit. I heard a interview yesterday on the radio with the author of “Rebirth” I was thinking of buying it for my Kindle. But $13.99 for a kindle version. Really? Maybe I am just a cheapskate. Have a good one.

    • I love my Kindle. It enables me to have a giant library without having to add rooms to my little house to hold all the physical books. But I’m with you: $14 for a book that has no material costs bugs me. I worked in publishing briefly 20 years ago — let me tell you, paper is their biggest cost.

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