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19 Feb 2010
Surprise, Surprise

Rands In Repose asks an interesting question: I want you to think of the last time you were surprised. Good, bad, I don’t care. When was the last time you were really surprised? Got it? Ok, now think about the very first thing that you thought about the surprise. I don’t want to know how […]

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06 Jan 2009
Micromanagement Zombies

The always controversial (well, sometimes, anyway) Jeff Atwood has stirred up his readers again with Are You Creating Micromanagement Zombies? — basically, build teams of good people and trust them — but it’s his use of the quiz from Kathy Sierra’s BrainDeath by Micromanagement: The Zombie Function that irked a number of readers. Both posts […]

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03 Jan 2009
Technical Solutions to Social Problems

“[I]t’s bad to become dependent on technology as a crutch for social problems.” — from a sidebar in Version Control with Subversion. This is a classic issue, which I’ve usually heard phrased as the reprimand “you’re looking for a technical solution to a social problem”. I’ve sometimes used it with another of my favorite maxims: […]

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