Colton J. McCurdy

Software. Coffee. Fountain Pens. Running.


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22 Mar 2021

Team Topologies

Team Topologies highlights human limitations regarding cognitive load and how this affects both system and organizational design. "Team-first thinking" is introduced as a foundational principle and is enabled via four fundamental team topologies -- stream-aligned, platform, enabling and complicated subsystem -- and three accompanying "interaction modes" — X-as-a-Service, facilitating and collaborating. It is acknowledged that proper team topologies should be dynamic and evolve — not be blatantly copied — alongside the company and won't be as successful if the local and wider company culture is lacking in areas such as trust, emotional safety, vision, funding and abiding to industry best practices.
11 Mar 2021

Crying of Lot 49

Crying of Lot 49 tells a story of the power and vulnerability of our minds. An already paranoid woman looking for an escape becomes obsessed with and trapped by a conspiracy theory about an underground postal carrier. She continues to journey deep into seamless conspiracy.
22 Feb 2021

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest takes you on a challenging, type-2-fun, mental journey through the lives of a handful key individuals as they reflect on their pasts — mostly tough upbringings — and all-time-lows. Zooming out, a main theme is "addiction", but really more generally, dedicating our lives to something, either by choice or not — whether it be religion, sports, drugs, or work — and often struggling alone. This isolated dedication numbs us from the difficulties of life; we often latch tighter on to our addictions rather than have difficult conversations and listen and feel for others who are struggling around us.

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