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“Tthe greatest perfection is imperfection. This was formulated by Lucilio Vanini (1585–1619), who had a precursor in the 16th-century writer Joseph Juste Scaliger, and they in turn referred to the ancient philosopher Empedocles. Their argument, as given by the first two, was that if the world were perfect, it could not improve and so would lack “true perfection,” which depends on progress. To Aristotle, “perfect” meant “complete” (“nothing to add or subtract”). To Empedocles, according to Vanini, perfection depends on incompleteness (“perfectio propter imperfectionem”), since the latter possesses a potential for development and for complementing with new characteristics (“perfectio complementii”).”

Src: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfection

2019/09/30 21:07 · skys

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

2019/09/30 20:35 · skys

Just remember when someone says you've done a “stirling job”, you could be doing a 100x better…

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2019/09/04 14:08 · skys

Michelle said it best…basically:

NZ Government is always looking for short term wins: the election cycle is short, and Ministers have a hard time surviving without a project to unveil. So point solutions generally win over over consolidation projects that integrate information –- at least until there is a catastrophic failure. At which point a minister can swoop in as a launcher, as opposed to a deliver (sounds just as good). But that too has a risk: large projects go through different ministers, different project managers…and needs change…so by the time the Big Thing arrives, it no longer is a solution anyone needs.

2019/08/29 16:29 · skys

Business As Usual, in our unique way….

2019/08/08 12:17 · skys

Dry .NET Blog

A blog about the latest code fragment that titillate me…

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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.

2018/07/19 17:49

I take that back. I HATE ARM's “Lost While Debugging within Stupid Quotation Marks” approach more than PowerShell. But I still dislike PowerShell. A lot.

2018/07/19 17:49