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Mike Overby

Mike Overby is a software developer looking for work, host of a law review podcast called Amicus Lectio, and a moderator of Programming Discussions (invite.progdisc.club). Follow me on Twitter!

Education

BS in CS, University of Washington, Tacoma

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Google's Certificate Training Program is About Power

Super don't care. This is a scrapped opinion post, not a news...

What's your ideal interview process?

The interview process has no business assessing anything beyo...

You Deserve to be a Software Developer

It's definitely similar here in America. I try to force mysel...

5 Books to Fight Technopoly

I think monetization is an important issue for these reasons,...

The Tech Industry is Failing Junior Devs

The premise that junior developers are a cost center for the ...

How to Speed Up Netflix Without Installing Anything

Alas, it is not new to me. :p

Stealing Isn't "Sharing"

Hi, from the other thread. I'm not here to pick a fight and I...

Copyright Holders Are Landlords and it's Not OK

I am also a proud plagiarist! :D

Copyright Holders Are Landlords and it's Not OK

For the benefit of others who relate to this comment, I compl...

Copyright Holders Are Landlords and it's Not OK

Aw, thanks! Let me know if you have any questions later! I re...

Happy Juneteenth—Now Hire Some Black Folks

Thanks, Ben!

Celebrating Juneteenth

My preferred way to celebrate Juneteenth is to read some of t...

Designing Against Disagreement at the Start of the Decade

Someone said that to me once it's just...it's just everywhe...

The Academic Bates Motel

A meta P.S. because I didn't write this for DEV specificall...

What They Really Mean When They Say "We Don't Give Interview Feedback To Avoid Lawsuits"

The "Avoid Lawsuits" is the operative part of the title. ...

What's your commute like?

I try to live within about 5 miles of work and ride my bike...

What is the job of a consultant?

People underestimate how much the purpose of hiring consult...

You can now delete issues on GitHub (different from closing them)

Seems unnecessary and potentially harmful in the context of...

Dealing With Shiny New Object Syndrome and Boardroom Buzzword Bingo

Side note, the term "Luddite" only has a negative connotati...

What are your favorite books?

Seems like a good place to use some of an article I was wri...

Do you have any bad “sunk cost fallacy” stories?

The data was usually pulled from somewhere else, and you co...

Do you have any bad “sunk cost fallacy” stories?

A company I used to work for started using QlikView for all...

Github Right Now

I was also hesitant about Microsoft acquiring GitHub--still...

Title suggestions for a history of computer science mini web series?!

CS BS I'm sorry.

How Specific Are you With Your Imports and Why?

There are only good reasons to be specific about what parts...

What made you ✍🏻 your first post here? 🤔

I was annoyed by how callously friends of mine were talking...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

The home page shows the total number of hearts, unicorns, a...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

>They aren't giving them that option. >If you [do tha...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

Preventing users from taking actions that hurt themselves i...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

1a) I agree network effects are a consideration, but they a...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

It is not true that a public corporation's purpose is solel...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

(I don't usually phrase comments this way, but I really jus...

This Facebook Security Breach was "Intended Functionality"

I think the opposite would be better for society, a social ...

A good reason not to use OAuth only accounts in your apps

A fine means "legal for rich people," and they're particula...

Computer science

(btw, I reread your original post and saw you want to learn C...

Computer science

Hi Arsen! A programming server that I moderate put together a...

A good reason not to use OAuth only accounts in your apps

Facebook took three days to disclose this to the public bec...

You Deserve to be a Software Developer

Thank you!

You Deserve to be a Software Developer

Absolutely agree with this.

You Deserve to be a Software Developer

I was very tempted to write about how deeply rooted referra...

You Deserve to be a Software Developer

I find the Jeffersonian outlook comforting at times. (He be...

You Deserve to be a Software Developer

I said "organization-of-size" to cover this nuance in passi...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

I'm not concerned with your race. I also did not say people...

Explain Knowledge Transfer vs Documentation like I'm five

KT is best when the host is also explaining things about th...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

Look, I'm not going to respond to this any more than to poi...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

So women, whose contributions are demonstrably accepted les...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

I'm not a Democrat. A study of gender bias in open source ...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

It's not an academic paper. I linked to things that I've be...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

A meritocracy is a mirrortocracy.

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

I think this is a more appropriate quotation to sum up his ...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

Zed Shaw has flipped his bozo bit with me for life. An hou...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

I think it's misleading to conclude that we must either fig...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

Mark said that open source drives inequality in the world, ...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

It's definitely one of those subjects about which discussio...

Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source

Mark's article picked on Microsoft specifically because of ...

How do you name your devices?

It started off unintentionally, but I eventually noticed a ...

I love coding history books. Here are some I'd recommend.

''Dreaming in Code'' is a great walkthrough of a whole proj...

Why I hate Infinite Scrolling

Another example problem is when newspapers insist on limiti...

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