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Blogs

Errata Blog

A blog about the current moment…

Link to more entries: Errata, Life, Humour, etc.

Britain

As I remember it:

“Barnett “The Audit of War: describing the process of Britain’s slow decline in uncompromising – even brutal – terms:

“As that descent took its course the illusions and the dreams of 1945 would fade one by one – the imperial and Commonwealth role, the world-power role, British industrial genius, and, at the last, New Jerusalem [Labour’s longed-for socialist utopia] itself, a dream turned into a dank reality of a segregated, sub-literate, unskilled, unhealthy and institutionalised proletariat hanging on the nipple of state maternalism.”

Src: Chris Trotter

2019/01/17 14:27 · skysigal
Worry Minutes

Cheerful thought for the day: one on only gets so many worry minutes, and then you die.

2019/01/09 11:50 · skysigal
UI Leveraging

The least input required to obtain the highest value output.

2018/12/30 14:42 · skysigal
17 weeks...

“Thomas Grey, Marquess of ­Dorset, and it was probably through the ­latter’s patronage (MacCulloch points out) that he came to sit as an MP in the Parliament of that year—which he memorably summed up as seventeen weeks of talk about the common good which left everything exactly as it was before.”

Src: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/11/the-monsters-servant

2018/12/23 12:29 · skysigal
Growing Into

“The best way to overcome it -so at least it seems to me- is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome.”

2018/12/16 17:03 · skysigal

Dry .NET Blog

A blog about the latest code fragment that titillate me…

Link to more entries: NET Entries

High Friction = Poor Documentation

High Friction development environments (JSON/ARM/PowerShell/VSTS) makes everything harder than needed. Difficulty leads to exhaustion rather than exhaltation. Exhaustion leads to poor or no post-completion documentation. Poor documentation + difficult environments = poor maintenance. Poor maintenance = terminal state.

2018/04/29 12:39 · skysigal