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A big part of your job is asking other people how to do your job (better).
Insight, in comments: You would think these guys have the final word about the internet. It helps to sound authoritative when issuing opinions, and good ones tend to sound condescending. What do people expect, equivocation and coddling? “Maybe the sky is blue … I can see how others might think it’s a greenish-gray, I don’t […]
Jeff Potter, author of the forthcoming (O’Reilly, June 2010) Cooking for Geeks and creator of out of service now has his own web site. (Yes, This post is mostly for Google.)
“She would only have sex with me when her ex-boyfriend was taking pictures.” “It wasn’t cheating as long as someone was taking pictures.” From Porchlight‘s La Petite Mort, February 19, 2010.
Liz Danzico wrote a great little essay on two flaws in our culture: Saying things we don’t mean to be “polite” (“Let’s get together soon”) Agreeing to do something and then cancelling on the person The post is concise and thoughtful â€” read the whole thing â€” and concludes with this: 4. Donâ€™t cancel Ever. […]
From the January 9, 2010 Herald Sun:
Jeff Ello wrote an interesting article for Computerworld about managing geeks. Here’s the heart of it: While everyone would like to work for a nice person who is always right, IT pros will prefer a jerk who is always right over a nice person who is always wrong. Wrong creates unnecessary work, impossible situations and […]
I can’t really say this any better than The New Republic already did. Seems right-wing radio shock jock Eric Muller lasted all of seven seconds of waterboarding before he gave up and admitted it was torture: Turns out the stunt wasn’t so funny. Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the […]
Yesterday’s New York Times covers changes to credit cards. They spoke with David Robertson, publisher of the Nilson Report, which tracks the credit card business. Robertston lays it on thick: People who routinely pay off their credit card balances have been enjoying the equivalent of a free ride, he said, because many have not had […]