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Book Review: Learning to Learn and the Navigation of Moods by Gloria P. Flores

In her book Learning to Learn psychologist and researcher Gloria Flores argues that the key to a mindset open, receptive to learning is to manage one’s ‘moods’. She argues that only by modifying the less-productive (for learning) moods towards more productive ones, does learning get easier.

A tale of the treacherous task of Kubernetes upgrade

A tale of unmitigated blast radius, in this essay I discuss how I broke one of our developer environments and our recovery attempts.

Infrastructure management: from chaos to Cloudformation CDK to confusion

Our team decided to use Amazon’s infrastructure-management tooling versus other available tooling a while back. We are now reconsidering the decision.

Don't hoard your star performers, let them out in the field

Even well-run organizations can fall into the trap of ‘hoarding’ their star performers, keeping them ‘on the bench’, unwilling to put them on use in challenging everyday projects. That’s an unnecessary inefficiency. Much like in sports, allowing your strongest players to go out to the field not only gives them...

Idea for training volunteer in Kathmandu

This is an old post from a now-deprecated website. I’m keeping it around only for historical preservation reasons. Not much of it is relevant to the website you’re currently reading on. Also, this was a terribly-planned and executed post in general, I should have started writing earlier.

Making this blog

This is an old post from a now-deprecated website. I’m keeping it around only for historical preservation reasons. Not much of it is relevant to the website you’re currently reading on.