Angelo Stavrow [dot] Blog

Missives and musings on a variety of topics.

A bit of personal news: I'm kicking off 2022 in a new mobile engineering role.


It's been a while since I wrote an annual retrospective (publicly, anyway). It feels like a tradition worth revisiting — even if we are almost a week and a half into the new year.


On January 2nd of this year, I moved my blog from a self-hosted Hugo site to, thinking it'd help me write more. How did that go?


Just marked 667 items in NetNewsWire as read. As the year comes to a close, it's nice to wipe some slates clean and start over.

Morning espresso casts a long shadow.

Morning espresso casts a long shadow.

Apparently, December has felt long enough that I've started writing “2022” in my journal.

Over on my WriteFreely-specific blog, I wrote about building the Share-from-Safari action extension in (mostly) SwiftUI — now available in version 1.0.8!

I sold my old Marshall and am now shopping for a smaller practice amp. Looking at either a Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior IV (mmm, tubes) or a Yamaha THR30II — any others that I should try out?

For half the price (-ish), the Orange Crush 35RT looks really nice too 🤔


Current status: Sipping coffee, watching the kitten who’s perched on the windowsill, trying to catch the big fluffy snowflakes falling outside.


From an older study (June, 2020) that recently came across my desk:

For example, in our study, all of the women who took the public interview failed, while all of the women who took the private interview passed. Our study was limited, and a larger sample size would be needed to draw firm conclusions, but the idea that the very design of the interview process may effectively exclude an entire class of job candidates is troubling.

(Emphasis mine.)

Pretty sure that if you've ever stopped to listen to these “classes of job candidates,” you'd already know this.

Source: Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills, NC State University/Microsoft

#hiring #tech

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