Safari 14 Beta Release Notes

Revealed at this week’s WWDC, Safari 14 will ship alongside iOS 14 & macOS 11 later this year. Here are the headlines: Adds support for WebP images and HDR video playback; Support for HTTP/3; Ditches Flash; Will support both the :is() and :where() pseudo-selectors; …and adds Web Extensions support to the macOS version More here: »

10 15 Minutes of Quiet Contemplation

“When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time – to do literally nothing – may be exactly what you need. Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll find that your memory of the facts you have just learnt is far better than if you had attempted to use that moment more productively. »

Burnout by Contextual Switch

Since becoming a manager about a year ago, I’ve found that in any given week, I cycle through the following emotions: Overwhelmed with too many things to do and not enough time to do them Immense, extreme pride in my team Annoyed by tasks/myself/other people Calm (when I’ve completed my to-do list) Way in over my head with responsibilities Excited about how many fun and important things I’m getting to work on Like I want to get in bed for 5 years Love and gratitude for my coworkers Like I’m the worst manager/employee ever Like I might actually have something to say and teach people — Sophie Shepherd: http://sophieshepherd. »

Optimal rate of growth

Virtually all natural systems, from ecosystems to animals to organizations, have intrinsically optimal rates of growth. The optimal rate is far less than the fastest possible growth. When growth becomes excessive—as it does in cancer—the system itself will seek to compensate by slowing down; perhaps putting the organization’s survival at risk in the process. Peter Senge »