When a developers says they can "see how to build that" it really means that they can envision the happy path. They almost assuredly have not considered all the edge cases.

I blogged what I learned about developer experience after having read The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project. Read on if you're managing a development team struggling with general unhappiness in your technology organisation.


@GiantIsopodDivision Yeah, I was thinking of GTX 1660 which is on sale at a local outlet. Maybea good amount bang for buck also?

@GiantIsopodDivision Well, let's say I'd like to play through Witcher 3 at stable 1080p60.

The video card on my Windows PC fried. It was overclocked and thus pretty unstable, anyway. Luckily other components seem to be well so I just had to reset BIOS settings by unplugging the CMOS and plug displays to the integrated card.

In other words, what's a quality video card for lightweight gaming and watching videos in 2020?

A: dns record
AA: battery
AAA: battery
AAAA: dns record

Christmas and negativity. 

Got a report that the #Finnish translation of Mastodon had some inaccuracies (presumably machine-translated by someone), if anyone who speaks 🇫🇮 wants proofreader privileges on Crowdin, let me know



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@jonne Yeah, the plot was rich of entertaining scenes that kept entertaining for a couple of minutes until they were hastily woven to the next scene. Left me a feeling that I watched about 2 hours worth of trailers.

As for the fanservice, it wasn't as shameless in it as Episode VII but at least it tried.

I suggest not watching The Rise of Skywalker unless you're a very forgiving fan. Even so, you would find yourself between being confused of the jumpy script and cringing at stupid characters (except maybe Robert E. Grant).

For once, I would have hoped JJ Abrams to go full-on fanservice mode and not trying to be original.

Since we now have completed the saga it's time for the mandatory ranking. Here's mine:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Return of the Jedi
3. The Last Jedi
4. A New Hope
5. The Force Awakens
6. The Rise of Skywalker
7. Revenge of the Sith
8. Attack of the Clones
9. The Phantom Menace

There should be a swagger-like standard for command-line tools... 🤔

What do I mean by that?

Wouldn't it be great if tools provided an interface to an automated documentation of their own command-line parameters and flags?

This could be used to provide interactive help while typing on the prompt, as well as accurate auto-completion in your shell.

@jonne It would be fun if something like Betteridge's law of headlines could be applied here and stated that actually these tips won't boost anything - just attract clicks.

I'm strongly disliking the fact that technical blog posts and algorithms on their respective platforms are growing to reward the pattern "X tips to boost your Y".

I've committed this crime in the past too. Lately, I've simply avoided clicking titles that begin with a number (not year).

In other news, the government in Finland kicked the bucket (again) and a right-wing party is leading the polls (again), so the decision was very thematic.

Suddenly I'm listening to country music. It really is the music of pain.

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