On art of coding and pair programming

the best code is like a good piece of writing. It needs a carefully realized structure; every word should do work. Programming this way requires empathy with readers. It also means seeing code not just as a means to an end but as an artifact in itself.

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You need to find someone that you’re gonna pair-program with who’s compatible with your way of thinking, so that the two of you together are a complementary force.

The Friendship That Made Google Huge | The New Yorker

On reviews based on player demands

If you want to review a short run based on a fielder’s demand after the replay has been shown, surely you can review a wide ball if a batsman claims it after the replay!!