’Or, worst of all, executives lose their way and stop enforcing any value system at all. Then the value system reverts to the default: politics and backstabbing. It wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't so hopelessly inefficient. […] Nobody would ever pick a value like “don't respect your co-workers.” Respecting your co-workers is just basic civility. By the time you have to write it down, you've already lost.’
https://apenwarr.ca/log/20190926 h/t @ceejbot
Facebook is a garbage company and owns what's happening to this country?
Still work there? Dish or quit. https://twitter.com/brooklynmarie/status/1324191000135262208
So apparently the Maricopa County building where ballots are being counted is now being evacuated because a large group of armed protesters is right outside, demanding that ballots be counted. #cantmakeitup (v/ CNN)
“Imagine an America without racism. The mere thought of that brings tears to my eyes, because it feels so far out of reach.”
“Used tea” for sale on the ’net … you’ll find anything these days. #thanksbutnothanks
This is so important. In so many organizations, "niceness" — in the sense of superficial politeness and positivity — operates as cover for incompetence, a lack of emotional intelligence, and a total inability to be genuinely accountable for harmful choices or bad leadership. https://twitter.com/iSmashFizzle/status/1268505039548579840
Microsoft Research came up with an A.I. model to predict the number of bugs in a code base and the top predictors in order of accuracy were
- company org structure
- code churn
- code complexity
- code coverage
Anyone else not surprised?
There are some really bad places to discover your milk went bad at 17:45 on a Saturday. #countrylife
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