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The problem with Jira is that it is trying to shoehorn so many different things into what was once, just bug tracking. Now it does Kanban boards, storyboards, plain projects, etc... This all sits together very uneasily.
If you use Jira you are pretty much locked inside their ecosystem. For example, if you want to add a tool to your project management stack (like a wiki) more often than not you will have to buy one of Atlassian's tools
2 out of 3. Bad and waste of time. Granted, there are people here that like it. It may be that we're not using it correctly here, or that it's not set up right, etc. Regardless, my experience (and I've been forced to use it over the years at various companies) is that it's a pile of dung.
I found this to be way more interesting than any sports event I've ever seen (which can be counted on one hand) or heard of (which are quite a few more, unfortunately)
Pinocchio killing the cricket seems a bit harsh, but the original Pinocchio[^] looks like a real scumbag
I'll never get how the achievements (or lack thereof) of a few individuals, whom I've never met, can have any impact on my life whatsoever.
The content they produce might, like a book or story, or if they're politicians who make up new laws for me to live by, but sports doesn't produce anything.
I get how a match can be exciting, especially if you want a particular team or person to win, but never to the point where their loss can stir anything more than temporary mild disappointment.
That said, I really don't like sports.
It's not though, us Dutch have ice skating and football we get all worked up over.
In fact, Europe is all about football.
Americans have their Superbowl or whatever.
There's also the Olympics.
I think every nation in the world has their sport they get all excited about.
Cities have teams.
Over here it's so bad that when football teams Ajax (Amsterdam) and Feyenoord (Rotterdam) have to play a match against each other there's always riots (they, or rather their "fans", are sworn enemies somehow).
WHY THE HELL ARE YOU RIOTING OVER A GAME YOU DIDN'T EVEN PLAY!?
Anyway, whether a team wins or loses, their fans are moved to tears.
Although like Sander I can't get very emotional about sports events, don't get the impression that all Dutch people are like this, they surely can get emotional when it concerns soccer, cycling, skating and last but not least Fierljeppen !
t's a cricket match (Please don't boo! lol) between India & New Zealand.
Ah... I watched that game from the end although I was keeping in touch throughout via espn. And I can safely say almost all Pakistanis did too. Tough luck, not getting through to the finals result without the rain would've (probably) been totally different. I really expected an Ind v Aus final.
Is there any specific sports event that broke you really hard?
Sure, the 2010 spot fixing scandal did it for me. You probably know of it, since clearly you are a cricket fan too. Pakistan was on England's tour and 4 players were marked for spot fixing the match Slaman Butt, M. Amir, M. Asif and Kamran Akmal. Three were indicted and were banned from playing sports for a minimum of 5 years.
Spot fixing or match fixing wasn't something that was unheard of, 90's was a crazy time for it, but somehow this struck really hard and I have never been able to invest myself in cricket as I did earlier. When I used to watch entire matches including tests, every single ball, I had averages, strike rates of all the major teams batsman and bowlers at my fingertips. I could talk in detail about the lack of any specific aspect in technique of a specific batsman and bowler (a bit about bowlers too), find their flaws and suggest corrections.
This incident also hit so hard because of the timing: it was the rebuilding period where young players were just starting to come forward and take charge. In the past old/senior players had always dominated the team. I was an advocate for a young team with only a few senior players with a young captain, that was just the recipe I had proposed after the 2007 world cup debacle.
Ever since I've been a lot more distant from cricket, now I only watch some Pakistan matches and never all of it.
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