Aaron Meck – Just my blog

  • Mastodon > Twitter

    Mastodon > Twitter

    Mastodon is a decentralized social media platform that is gaining popularity as an alternative to Twitter. Here are a few reasons why someone might choose to use Mastodon over Twitter: Decentralization: Mastodon is built on a decentralized network, meaning that there is no central authority controlling the platform. Instead, it is made up of a […]

  • Proton (Mail, Calendar, Drive, VPN)

    Proton (Mail, Calendar, Drive, VPN)

    https://proton.me/ ProtonMail is a secure email service that is designed to protect the privacy of your communications. It uses end-to-end encryption to secure your emails, which means that they are encrypted from the moment you send them until they are received by the intended recipient. This helps to prevent unauthorized parties from intercepting and reading […]

  • Everyone should use encrypted messaging

    Everyone should use encrypted messaging

    Encrypted messaging systems, such as Signal and Matrix, even to a somewhat lesser extent, iMessage – are important to all people because they help to protect the privacy and security of your communications. When you use an encrypted messaging app, your messages are transformed into a secure, encrypted code that can only be read by […]

  • Simple steps for an effective backlog session

    Simple steps for an effective backlog session

    Backlog grooming, also known as backlog refinement, is a meeting held in the Scrum framework to review and prioritize items in the product backlog. The goal of backlog grooming is to ensure that the items in the product backlog are clear, well-defined, and ready for the development team to work on. To conduct an effective […]

  • Simple steps for an effective sprint review

    Simple steps for an effective sprint review

    A sprint review is a meeting that takes place at the end of a sprint in which the team demonstrates the work that has been completed during the sprint to stakeholders. It is an opportunity for the team to get feedback and for stakeholders to ask questions about the work. To conduct a sprint review, […]

  • Start (or at least start using again) a Fucking Blog!

    Start (or at least start using again) a Fucking Blog!

    https://startafuckingblog.com/ This is a fucking blog, and it’s wonderful. It’s perfect. It allows you to share your words, in your own voice, with no corporate fuckery to fuck it up for you. Blogs are very fucking important, because they allow you to own your content. Whatever you share, it’s yours and no fucks, like Elon […]

  • Congress wants DoD’s telework policies set in stone | Federal News Network

    Congress wants DoD’s telework policies set in stone | Federal News Network

    Good luck with this. Getting the military to move quickly with regard to policy changes is not something that you typically see. In today’s Federal Newscast, emphasizing the availability of telework for federal jobs may lead to better recruitment and retention. Source: Congress wants DoD’s telework policies set in stone | Federal News Network

  • Simple steps for an effective retrospective

    Simple steps for an effective retrospective

    A retrospective is a meeting held at the end of each sprint in the Scrum framework. The purpose of the retrospective is to allow the development team to reflect on the past sprint and identify ways to improve the process going forward. To conduct an effective retrospective, the Scrum Master should follow these steps: By […]

  • Employees are getting happier working from home as the pandemic drags on, and companies are getting worried

    Employees are getting happier working from home as the pandemic drags on, and companies are getting worried

    Well no kidding. No commute, no packing lunch / eating out… this is quite obvious.

  • The NSA phone surveillance program was illegal and expensive: And it did not stop a single terrorist attack.

    The NSA phone surveillance program was illegal and expensive: And it did not stop a single terrorist attack.

    The National Security Agency (NSA) is a U.S. intelligence agency responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems. In the course of its work, the NSA has been known to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens, both inside and outside the […]