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☕ J. B. Rainsberger
Swede stuck in a Canadian's body. Barista. 5-pin Bowler. Adviser to software companies. Irreligious Agilist. Friend.
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Richard Jan 20
Q: What is the best prefix for global variables? A: //
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
Replying to @NirajK
Probably so. The examples I have in mind, including the one that kicked off this entire thread, do not run on the web.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
I can see that. I might like a more concrete/gentle on-ramp to understanding the quadrants. We'll see what happens tonight, after my book club discusses the book.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
Replying to @svarlet
Some people don't like it. I understand. I build trust by actually checking in with them later, then giving them my full attention.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
Replying to @svarlet
If even their question sounds like it takes minutes to understand, then I stop them, apologize, and then tell them that I'll check with them later. I tell them when I expect to do that. Then I make sure I actually do that.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
Replying to @svarlet
It can be tricky to figure out whether they need 2 minutes or more. If they can ask their question quickly, then you can judge more easily. In some situations, I listen to the question, then say, "I need some time here before I answer you." I tell them when I think I'll answer.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
Replying to @svarlet
Sometimes it suffices to say "I see you. I need 10 minutes or so, then I'll check in with you." It becomes VERY important to make sure that you actually check in with them, otherwise you're training them not to trust you. :)
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 8h
Replying to @svarlet
Yes. "Sorry. Just give me a minute and I'll be right with you." If someone insists on interrupting you, then it must be urgent. If it wasn't so urgent, then I simply say, "If the building isn't burning and no-one is dying, then please, next time, give me the minute I ask for."
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 10h
Replying to @agileeddie
Thank you for that. I didn't think I wanted a review, but I think I merely didn't want "a run-of-the-mill superficial review". I think I wanted this. I'll know more when I get to really sit and read it.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 10h
I think I need to discuss this with other people who've studied it, so that I can fill in the gaps that way. What about the Fourth Quadrant stuff felt significantly helpful to you? I read it, but I don't feel like I walked away with much from it.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 10h
Thank you for that. From what I can see so far, I'd like to learn more about Antifragile Theory, but without reading Taleb directly. :P
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger 10h
I did not enjoy finding out that when I downloaded the History of transactions, that it didn't include _all_ the transactions. For that, I need to download Statements. And no, I can't download a single Statement for 1 year, there's a limit of 100 days per Statement. Sure.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
Oh, I realized that the moment that I typed my words. I distinctly remember asking myself while I read him, "Oh, fuck. Is that how *I* sound?!"
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Isidro López Jan 21
I still don't get all those people feeling good and even proud of pissing off other people, of bothering or even hurting others. Don't you realize that that's the easiest thing to do in the world? Don't you see that what it is really difficult and has merit is the opposite? :-/
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
All the more reason for me to seek out people who've read him, in case their explanations hit my mind better than the original ones did.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
Replying to @industrieapps
Direct quote: "I don't want reviews of the book".
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
Replying to @industrieapps
I specifically asked for not-a-review. Maybe you misread the original request. That happens. I asked for commentary and analysis in case there was some key point that someone else saw that I missed.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
I primarily want to know whether I missed anything significant, owing to the degree to which I did _not_ find him entertaining, and thereby might have tuned out at an inopportune moment.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
I hadn't. Thank you.
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☕ J. B. Rainsberger Jan 21
Replying to @mfeathers @Bhudjo and 5 others
I don't object to distasteful in general, but evidently I tolerate some kinds of distasteful and not others. :) I guess I find it easier to have compassion for "bad" code than judgmental, arrogant, self-indulgent prose. I know. I know. That says something about me.
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