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thirstybear

@thirstybear@agilodon.social

Software delivery coach, personal coach, mentor, developer, mogfather, diver, biker. Less Certified, more Certifiable. Dodgy taste in music and shirts

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thirstybear, to random
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thirstybear, to random
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This is my experience too. I reckon it is something to do with the cognitive dissonance of admitting that they are not as good as they can be. In many corporate cultures, this is considered a show of weakness, and effectively career suicide🤷‍♂️
https://toot.cat/@plexus/112563939849255563

coldclimate, to random
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Geeks, any thoughts on home mesh #wifi kit?

  • I don't want anything that has a SAAS component/subscription to it
  • I've a 3 bed semi - does not need to smash through lots of walls
  • Ideally the mesh points would hve USb so I can power other things off them and reduce my plug us.

What's all this 4/5/6/7 stuff about?

Follow up - is this article https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-mesh-router,review-5191.html full of shit of should I just buy their best value recommendation the TP-Link Deco XE75?

thirstybear,
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@coldclimate @RonJeffries I run Devolo Magic2. So wifi mesh and powerline connectivity. Seems to work pretty well.

thirstybear, to random
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<sigh>
How many more times? Your key players have options. They provide huge value. If you force them back to old ways of working you will lose them to anyone who needs their skills and is prepared to accommodate their preferences. And many will take you to court first for unfair dismissal before leaving.

Remote working works. But adapting to it is entirely optional. Much like survival 🤷‍♂️🦕☄️💥

https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/jun/04/employment-tribunal-cases-remote-working-from-home-office

thirstybear,
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I’ll add something else here. As an employee it will be unlikely that you can take on a large corporate employer with a well funded legal team.

So JOIN A UNION.

They will have clued up legal folks on standby who can advise and act as appropriate on your behalf.

Your employer doesn’t need to officially recognise a union to join one. Nor can they penalise you for joining a union either. (Disclaimer: UK law)

Just do it. YKIMS!

https://www.tuc.org.uk/joinunion

thirstybear, to random
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Where’s a dolphin when you need one?

thirstybear, to random
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Just had to enter the hellhole that is Xwitter for something. OMG, it’s now totally unuseable. Junk everywhere, UI designed so it’s difficult to get a curated stream of decent info.

Someone put the company out of our misery for goodness sake!

thirstybear,
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Why was I in The Hellhole? Because apparently SpiderOak support is down as well, so it’s their only source of support info. They’ve now been down for over a month!

tdpauw, to random
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So, it seems, I had my little rockstar moment after my DDDEU talk. Heuh ⁉️ 😳

Well, it's flattering to hear people are surprised others know me personally. But also a bit embarrassing.

It is not because I public speak and apparently give a confident impression (although, the experience in my head is quite the opposite) that I am not approachable.

I know I can look a bit angry when alone. But that is just me worried when in big crowds or dreaming 🤷

thirstybear,
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thirstybear, to random
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💯 this. It’s very easy to be productive if you don’t care if the output is correct. You can generate tons of junk very quickly if you don’t care that it’s junk.
https://mastodon.cloud/@jasongorman/112545530449648276

christianhujer, to random
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I'm a CI/CD extremist. For me, the
• I stands for Trunk-Based Development, and the
• D stands for Production Deployment.

thirstybear,
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@christianhujer I really need to have a chat about your spelling 😂

thirstybear, (edited ) to random
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TFW you're testing a website, and know there's an ID in the html that you need to proceed but it's obfuscated somehow. That.

(Why make your website so hard to test, dear Web Site Designer? WHY???)

thirstybear, to random
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Anyone here on SpiderOak One? Is yours still down? (Mine isn't backing up)
They seem to be having trouble with the migration to their new datacentre.

thirstybear,
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On a related subject…what alternatives are out there? I'm on a lifetime unlimited data deal right now for $150 pa which until the recent flakiness has served me well.

So as a Plan B, what are people using that won't break the bank for 5TB-ish secure off-site cloud backup storage?
[Edit: preferably with an app that quietly runs in the background backing up selected data/directories]

thirstybear,
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@mlevison You're not the first to suggest it. Asking around in the office, and it's a popular choice.

thirstybear, to random
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Can anyone help out Enrique? Decent chap, fellow techie.
https://ruby.social/@ecomba/112534314050383226

ecomba, to random
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On related news, if you know of a place in London for my partner, motorbike and myself in London (from the 30th of June till the 7th of July) I’d highly appreciate it! 🙏🏼

thirstybear,
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@ecomba Depends what you mean by “in London”. Central is eyewateringly expensive. But head out to the suburbs (a tube ride away from central) you should find things get cheaper. Although admittedly I haven’t needed an extended stay in London since pre-Covid and pre-Truss economic crash.

thirstybear,
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@ecomba Also, I did see you placed your partner before your motorcycle there. Well done, I hope it was noted! 😁

thirstybear,
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@jasongorman @ecomba Norfolk? If you hear banjos paddle faster!

(Disclaimer: I spent 10 years in Ipswich, so honorary Suffolk bor. Them bunch up north are Norfolk’n’good 😉).

jasongorman, to random
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Those devs who say "LLMs have 10x my productivity"... I've finally figured out how they do it.

https://chatgpt.com/share/85bf5ca9-dc40-4188-95b8-8545c9e269ab

thirstybear,
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@jasongorman We’re doomed to a generation of awful software, aren’t we?

sleepyfox, to random
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EqualExperts are probably the first big consultancy to declare SAFe "unsafe at any speed"
https://www.equalexperts.com/blog/our-thinking/problems-with-safe-framework/

thirstybear,
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@sleepyfox Good. Hopefully the start of common sense taking over. I have felt like a voice in the wilderness over SAFe and all I got was grief, and management quietly admitting to me “yes, we know it's insane, but we paid a lot of money on other consultants before you arrived so we cannot change it”

Sunk-cost-fallacy-tastic 🙄

jasongorman, to random
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Every time someone pulls me down this rabbit hole of "Ah, but how can we write the tests first if we don't know what the requirements are?"...

It's not the slam-dunk argument you think it is.

thirstybear,
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@jasongorman and yet so many works of Shakespeare appearing in repos everywhere? 🙂

thirstybear, to random
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Google: Our AI will find you better answers to your questions and searches

Also Google:
https://indieweb.social/@laurenshof/112496447103273035

thirstybear, to random
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TFW you post a meme to a team group and then realise not a single person gets the reference because they weren’t born when the programme was on TV. That. 😭

natpryce, to random
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All panelists at report that a big challenge in converting Java to Kotlin is use of nulls in Java. I’m amazed teams allow use of null in Java code. We didn’t run into this problem because we never allowed Java code to return null or pass null in parameters. I would strongly recommend this for any Java project, whether you intend to convert it to Kotlin or not.

thirstybear,
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@natpryce I always try to push that approach, but the majority of Java developers I’ve worked with are simply woefully unprepared for this idea - IME it’s often a conceptual step too far. Unfortunately an awful lot seem to have fallen into the “expert beginner” trap.

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