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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/11/2024

Yesterday’s big announcement was actually the Dencun upgrade going live on Goerli in 7 days.

Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/10/2024

https://x.com/gergelyorosz/status/1745190177268490636?s=46

Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/9/2024

I’ve been in big companies where performance reviews are managers’ main focus for weeks each year, and new startups where there are none at all. But this is a balanced perspective, worth reading. https://blog.staysaasy.com/p/performance-reviews-matter

teams
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/8/2024

Username instead of phone number good Lack of e2e encryption bad And large groups should be something other than chat UX

Product
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/8/2024

Banff Sunshine. Alberta, Canada.

Snow
Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/8/2024

Got some snow today. And this cool sun pillar effect. The bright spot in the middle

Snow
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/7/2024

50 yo snowboarder here. AMA. 😀

Snow
Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/6/2024

"this is the curse of all technologists: if the hardware you use keeps improving, all those tiny details you learned to notice are doomed to eventual irrelevance" https://www.thediff.co/archive/longreads-open-thread-56/

dev
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/5/2024

If they’re really higher priority things is this actually bad? Do you have a good balance of working on “important” vs “urgent” things? I have a couple of daily “comms” times scheduled in my calendar to: 1. limit the time spent 2. batch small things 3. make sure important things do get attention daily

Founders
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/4/2024

I haven’t used Ubiquiti’s outdoor equipment but I’m super happy with their indoor mesh networking. It’s quality stuff

Recommend
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/4/2024

No to both questions. Those are only for comms with trusted people

Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/4/2024

http://timing.pics/ Ethereum Timing Dashboard

Ethereum
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/4/2024

Aside from technical details of how the bridge works (L2 vs side-chain), the practical difference is using ETH for gas. Assuming you mean the Polygon PoS chain, not the zk

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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/4/2024

This is totally right but think of stablecoins (and all real-world asset backed tokens) as an on-ramp. The average person is never going straight to BTC payments

Ethereum
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

Better than just consuming social media (or any passive consuming), but you still need to set and enforce time limits. Help them learn that outside and active can be rewarding and fun too.

Parenting
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

And the related issue that I’ve seen fail is having someone start out out with just 1 or 2 reports. This sets them up to fail. Whether it works well or not there’s not enough signal about why, so they can’t really learn and you can’t really evaluate their performance.

teams
Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

Another one I like: https://lethain.com/tech-lead-managers/

teams
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

You left out handshake. But I think it’s breathing its last gasp anyway

Ethereum
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

It's barely January 🫡

Parenting
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Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

Or a very niche manager-nerd recommendation for the time when you're deciding how to structure a team or company: https://teamtopologies.com/book

teams
Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/3/2024

Hey product folks, I made a channel for discussing leadership, management, and getting shit done as a team: /teams In my experience most PMs are part of the leadership of the engineering team... whether the org chart says so or not. Oh, and tell your manager friends. 😀

Product
Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/2/2024

Hey devs, if any of you manage people, or just care about team stuff, I made a channel for you: /teams

dev
Paul Dowman@pauldowman
1/2/2024

I've been a manager for a long time in big companies and small, but I think the best way to stop having a positive impact is to stop being technical. https://randsinrepose.com/archives/technicality/

teams