Young Reacts #195

I felt stretched this week. Labor Day compressed my meetings into four days, and I ended up having 6-7 hours of back-to-back meetings. I was dreading it the Monday night, and I wasn’t wrong. This kind of week is when I feel the pressure to do extra work after hours to prepare better feedback for my reports, follow up from the meetings better, and read one more memo. But it will worsen for the next two months as we plan for 2023. I am not looking forward to it.

“a clock melting away” – Generated by Midjourney

Software Engineering ⚙️

Improving Meta’s SLO workflows with data annotations

My team’s dashboard has autogenerated annotations, such as when an alert is triggered or when a new deployment goes out. But we cannot annotate our dashboard manually, so we resort to taking screenshots during our oncall handoff. Being able to annotate with some metadata sounds incredibly useful.

Introducing Signals

Signals is yet another Javascript state management solution. But I quite like this solution from Preact. Their insight that “an application’s state graph is generally much shallower than its component tree” lets the app skip rerendering intermediate components.

People ❤️

California Legislature Passes Bill That Would Break New Ground on Pay Transparency Requirements

There are many impactful changes for pay transparency, but the key clause is: “An employer with 15 or more employees shall include the pay scale for a position in any job posting.” When Colorado passed a similar law, tech employers excluded Colorado residents from job postings. But they won’t be able to bypass California.

Six Things We Get Wrong About Empathy

Of the six, two stood out for me:

  1. Empathy is not one thing but three: “vicariously “catching” their feelings (emotional empathy), thinking about their experiences (cognitive empathy), and wanting them to feel better (empathic concern).
  2. Empathy is not always good; caring professionals, such as nurses, social workers, physicians, and teachers, often burn out after being inundated with others’ pain.

Business 💰

Finally, some details on Netflix’s ad-supported offering — but buyers are stunned at what they’re hearing

Netflix will launch the ad-supported tier on November 1. I am looking forward to seeing how it will pan out.

Vermont Regulators Didn’t Use the Word, but I Will: Celsius Was a Ponzi

Celcius, which promised a high yield of up to 18.6%, was paying some of those yields with the assets of new investors. It’s the definition of the Ponzi scheme, and it doesn’t surprise me at all.

Interesting Finds 💡

Integrating Stable Diffusion in Photoshop for human/AI collaboration

This video shows how Stable Diffusion could be integrated into an illustrator’s workflow.

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