Claire Lew: What the best leaders do

Excerpts from her recent post that resonate so well with me of late.

Create clarity. To create the best working environment for your team, you must create clarity.

Ensure psychological safety. Your success as a manager is contingent on how honest people are willing to be with you.

Let go. When you’re an individual contributor, you’re used to doing everything yourself. The minute you become a manager, that changes.

Well, easier said than done. To self: get practicing, then.


Late as a Cygwin user…

… but hey, better late than never!

So I was just complaining about how PuTTY doesn’t seem to handle SSH keys (e.g. AWS, Azure) very well, and then I came to (belated) realization that because rsync can be used in Windows via Cygwin, so can ssh.

Now I don’t waste time in a UI managing PuTTY profiles, generating PPKs, or fidding with regedit.exe to clean up cached host fingerprints.

Try Cygwin, today.