Blogs:Sigal:Sky:Errata

Agile versus Waterfall

One is about going over the waterfall in a cruise ship grandly named “ITIL”, and the other is being up the creek without a canoe (“we'll build one along the way, out of post-its!”).

2017/10/22 11:50 · skysigal

Parasites

“…ads parasitize the user’s attention, emotions, bandwidth, and often, their laptop or smartphone battery, and supports an industry of personal data harvesting that is a big headache in of itself.”

Src: https://blog.adguard.com/en/crypto-mining-fever/

2017/10/15 00:29 · skysigal

Flanders

“You do not know what Flanders means. Flanders means endless endurance. Flanders means blood and scraps of human bodies. Flanders means heroic courage and faithfulness even unto death.”

Src: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-bloody-battle-of-passchendaele-is-shrouded-in-shame-for-the-british-1.3252508

2017/10/13 10:55 · skysigal

Katana

The way this normally manifests is someone asks for the “URL” to put into his or her browser, and someone perks up with:

*"Actually, that’s called a URI, not a URL…"*

"The response to this correction can range from quietly thinking this person needs to get out more, to agreeing indifferently via shoulder shrug, to removing the safety clasp on a Katana."
2017/10/12 14:58 · skysigal

$500/minute

Professor Galloway spoke about the soaring costs of a college education: “I teach 120 kids on Tuesday nights in my Brand Strategy course. That’s $720,000, or $60,000 per class, in tuition payments, a lot of it financed with debt. I’m good at what I do, but walking in each night, I remind myself we (NYU) are charging kids $500/minute for me and a projector. This. Is. Fucking. Ridiculous.”

http://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2017/10/10/the-price-of-progress/

2017/10/11 18:04 · skysigal

Users are YouSers

Usability is important (it affects everyone…including you).

2017/10/03 13:40 · skysigal

Plant the future of energy

The Greens could promote the planting of nuclear plants in our gardens…

2017/09/24 23:21 · skysigal

You first

“None of the books available to me claims that the rascasse is venomous, but my rascasse du nord has a groove on the front face of each spine in the dorsal fin, and I refuse to step on it until someone else does."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/10/27/the-soul-of-bouillabaisse-town

2017/09/02 10:22 · skysigal

Internal Emigration

his drinking may have been an expression of what Soviet citizens called “internal emigration.”

Src: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-mystery-of-s-the-man-with-an-impossible-memory

2017/08/14 17:03 · skysigal

Faking Nonchalant

I flung myself to the ground as an aircraft with its guns blazing, flew low over the beach. I wasn't able to see its markings because my eyes were tightly closed but it was clearly not one of ours. I looked around after it had gone expecting to see dead and wounded everywhere but miraculously nobody seemed to have been hit. “I wish they wouldn't do that,” said the officer with impressive cool. I tried to copy his nonchalant tone and said, “I suppose you get quite used to that sort of thing.” “Not a bit of it, old man,” he replied, lowering his voice. “What you get used to is pretending you are not as scared as your men are.”

Src: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40852280

2017/08/14 16:38 · skysigal

Best seller for oldies

“Kamasutra for Arthritics!”

Although not sure how to keep the art-work interesting.

2017/08/12 11:20 · skysigal

Idiotology

Situation normal in America…

2017/08/12 11:17 · skysigal

Decisions

“It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”

― Roy Disney

2017/08/05 16:07 · skysigal

But

“You know, my brother once told me that nothing someone says before the word “but” really counts.”

Src: Benjen Stark

2017/08/02 20:39 · skysigal

Optimists are not wrong

Bar the fact that dropping mortality and equal fornication rates are causing an era of extinction, sure:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/jul/28/is-the-world-really-better-than-ever-the-new-optimists

2017/07/31 09:43 · skysigal

Stupid

It's the stupid, stupid.

(when the person you're talking to won't understand the explanation anyway).

2017/07/27 08:03 · skysigal

Modern warfare

“They were so outraged they took up small arms in the form of keyboards and went to war.”

2017/07/19 10:41 · skysigal

it’s harder to be kind than clever

«The choice to be kind can be hard, especially when you’re frustrated or when, thanks to your gifts, you know that someone has made the sort of error you could easily have avoided. It’s easier to be direct; to not concern yourself too heavily with the emotions of others; to want to be unequivocal in your rejection.»

Objective. I have to become kinder in the next 6 months. I'm going to need help. A lot of it.

Src: https://circleci.com/blog/kindness-is-underrated/

2017/07/18 12:09 · skysigal