I like to think of estimations as moves in a game. The rules of the game are simple once you've picked the scoring system, but unfortunately the real…
Quick break from estimation, because I felt like writing something different, so today we’re going to talk about LitRPG, do some philosophy to it, and…
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Estimation is hard! Especially when you don't do enough of it. Some tales from my recent flat move and all the ways in which I got estimation wrong…
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Estimation should often start with coming up with a range of plausible values for the true value. In this article I show how that works.
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Task estimation is hard because you don't actually know what task estimation is. Let me fix that for you.
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Practical wisdom is the quality of knowing what to do is in a particular practical contexts. We all have some of it, and we could all benefit from…
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Some parables about practical wisdom and the meaning of life.
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We don't grow up all at once, and growing up fully requires us to acknowledge the parts of ourselves that aren't there yet, and help them grow up at…
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Some people are a mix of too odd to fit in and too useful to ignore. I worry that we don't treat those people very well.
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It's easier to become good at restricted ways of interacting with the world than it is to grasp it in its full complexity. This is fine and good, but…
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One of the best things you can do to improve at a skill is have a community of people you swap stories about it with, and to extract discrete tactics…
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The world is a mess, and we can feel upset about that but at the same time notice that it's hilarious. Here's how.
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