Digest - Week 2023/28

The Simple Power of Communicating with Kindness

In today’s world a host of issues are eating away at our connections with each other: Lack of focus, high-speed interactions, political polarization seeping into professional interactions, lack of trust. It’s easy to let daily civilities go by the wayside — or to approach difficult conversations with anger and ferocity — but, the author tells us, her experience as a corporate communications executive points to the benefits for leaders who double down on kindness instead. She outlines three tactics that work: Breaking down defensiveness with graciousness, giving credit, and making space. ㅤ

John Graham-Cumming's blog: Unfortunately, Kelly Rowland couldn't have used the =HYPERLINK() function to message Nelly

The Kelly Rowland/Nelly song Dilemma features an infamous scene amongst nerds where Kelly Rowland tries to send a message to Nelly using a ... ㅤ

The Student Debt Crisis, Explained.

We weren't ready for a 710% increase in college tuitions from 1983 to 2023. The debt is now 1.78 trillion dollars, with 93% of that held by the government. ㅤ

Download Instructions for More Than 6,800 LEGO Kits at the Internet Archive | Open Culture

We've all come across a LEGO set from childhood and felt the temptation to try building it one more time — making the generous assumption, of course, that all the pieces are in the box, to say nothing of the instructions. Open Culture, openculture.com ㅤ

Monitoring Java Spring Microservices with Prometheus and Grafana using Helm in a Kubernetes Environment | by Youssef EL GAMRANI | Jul, 2023 | Medium

Monitoring is crucial to any microservices architecture to ensure system health, performance, and reliability. This article will explore how to monitor Java Spring microservices using Prometheus and… ㅤ

Microsoft Dev Box is now generally available

We’ve focused on improving developer productivity and satisfaction with the power of the cloud and today, Microsoft Dev Box is generally available. Learn more. ㅤ

Introducing passwordless authentication on GitHub.com | The GitHub Blog

Passkeys are now available in public beta. Opting in lets you upgrade security keys to passkeys, and use those in place of both your password and your 2FA method.