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Don't plan for smooth sailing

Don't plan for smooth sailing: it's a waste of time as everybody is already doing it. Plan on everything but.

Pre-mortem projects.

2018/09/17 08:24 · skysigal

Backwards

Why is it that “Before” is alphabetically after “After”?

And why is “Post” alphabetically after “Pre”?

And PreviousAft is also not the alphabetical…

2018/09/04 22:19 · skysigal

Determined

Meaning: “Not accepting that you are at the terminus of this train of thought.”

2018/08/06 12:05 · skysigal

The failure mode of clever is..."a**hole"

Advice to the precocious amongst us.

2018/07/29 11:33 · skysigal

School

“School is like starting life with a 12-year jail sentence in which bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned”

Src: http://www.cantrip.org/gatto.html

2018/07/27 21:03 · skysigal

Wellington's Dev Scene

“Computing spread out much, much faster than educating unsophisticated people can happen. In the last 25 years or so, we actually got something like a pop culture, similar to what happened when television came on the scene and some of its inventors thought it would be a way of getting Shakespeare to the masses. But they forgot that you have to be more sophisticated and have more perspective to understand Shakespeare. What television was able to do was to capture people as they were. So I think the lack of a real computer science today, and the lack of real software engineering today, is partly due to this pop culture.”

“Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.”

Src: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alan_Kay

2018/07/26 14:06 · skysigal

Ignorance

“His ignorance is encyclopedic.”

Talking about the current president.

2018/07/23 22:54 · skysigal

Embrace your Fault

Embrace your fault. Embrace your difference. Use it to be ab-normal-ly great.

2018/07/19 21:04 · skysigal

It's not right

Like, get a clue! The word 'correct' is really better: 'cause right is the other direction from left…

2018/07/01 19:30 · skysigal

Aron's generosity

“Aron's generosity of spirit was a coefficient of his recognition that reality was complex, knowledge limited and action essential.”

Src: https://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-opium-of-the-intellectuals

2018/07/01 19:04 · skysigal

Self-Esteem is a crock

“Be that as it may, one fairly solid result to emerge from Storr’s research is that the self-esteem boom was ignited by what amounts to a fraud. His account of its rise is a reminder of how easy it can be to mislead a willing public about scientific studies.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/books/review/selfie-will-storr.html

2018/06/24 09:23 · skysigal

Thank you, John Shea.

Your solution saved my hearing. Thank you.

John Shea

2018/06/06 19:50 · skysigal

We're living it up

The future is…there is no future

2018/04/30 22:51 · skysigal

Cheap Kiwis

Yup.

2018/04/30 21:05 · skysigal

Tomorrow

Tomorrow never comes until it is too late.

2018/04/30 10:32 · skysigal

Gartner

Overheard: “CIO porn.”

2018/04/30 08:06 · skysigal

Smartphone

Definition: “Portable targeted always-on advertising display, interspersed with public unsubstantiated gossip, acquaintance porn, music and mostly ignored self-improvement tools.”

2018/04/25 10:19 · skysigal

Immortality sucks

“We’ve filled our fiction with vampires, elves, fountains of youth, horcruxes, and the Singularity. Well, in the real world, this is what immortality looks like. Each of these eight contagious cancers represents a single animal—a dog, two Tasmanian devils, and a handful shellfish—whose original body is long dead, but that lives on as dynasties of cells that propagate in new hosts.”

Src: The Atlantic

2018/04/20 08:56 · skysigal

F***OracleScript

“I propose 'FuckOracleScript'.”

Src: Reddit

2018/04/19 08:21 · skysigal