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Errata Blog

A blog about the current moment…

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

It is well known that jet pilots start with a bag of luck and start to fill a bag of experience – most accidents happen around the 700 flying hours mark. When I almost flew into the Belgium landscape 10 years ago, I had 650. ‘The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.’

Src: https://fastjetperformance.com/podcasts/how-i-almost-destroyed-a-50-million-war-plane-when-display-flying-goes-wrong-and-the-normalisation-of-deviance/

2019/04/29 17:23 · skys

When one is still young, it seems very simple to be a hero or a martyr. But as one marches on in life, one understands the price of a simple act of virtue…

Src: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12224020

2019/04/22 11:31 · skys

If I am reading this right, does this mean we build NZ homes out of the same material that others deem only as disposable:

“But subsidies overseas are driving up prices and making it expensive in New Zealand.”

Trade Minister David Parker is running an enquiry into this, Tanner says. And spoke about it at the WPMA conference this month.

“It's a serious trade issue. It's unfair competition.”

Wood processing is very highly subsidised in other countries, such as China, despite them having free trade agreements with New Zealand.

And sometimes finished products, which have low prices because of the subsidies, are imported back into New Zealand, he says.

In 2018 60 per cent of total logs were exported.
Of the exported logs, 74 per cent went to China.

The most important use of New Zealand logs in China is the production of lumber and plywood for temporary construction, such as boxing for concrete.

Although some of this is recycled into low grade panel products, much of the timber that spent its first 27 years of life in New Zealand doesn't last long once it gets to China and is burnt after use.

Src: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/111290999/the-life-of-a-pine-tree-from-seedling-to-sawn-timber

2019/04/21 13:53 · skys

If you're not dealing with unprecedented situations in unprecedented territory you're not discovering new opportunities.

2019/04/19 09:59 · skys

“Education is a paradise for hustlers because we don’t track education outcomes,”

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a26789417/trade-schools/

2019/04/17 10:40 · skys

Dry .NET Blog

A blog about the latest code fragment that titillate me…

Link to more entries: NET Entries

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