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Sidetracking: I am amazed how many of my friends who know the folk song "Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme" just listened to it as a beautiful melody, without ever considering the "idea", or "message", of the lyrics.
I believe the name of the song is Scarborough Fair
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
If you want a few suggestions of shows that have been on during the past year, and are brilliantly written (tastes differ, of course, but quality writing is quality writing):
• Why Women Kill[^]: the script is a work of art.
• Inside No. 9[^]: One of the best-written (and performed) shows ever, IMO.
• L'Amica Geniale[^] (My Brilliant Friend): seems a bit girly, but masterfully written.
• After Life[^]: Second season starting soon.
And, of course, the best show on TV EVAH!
• The Curse of Oak Island[^]: No script, just people believing the most stupid thing in the world -- and cool machines! (Confession: my main reason for watching it is for the joy of shouting "COULD IT BE?!?" every time the narrator says it).
Oh, and I haven't got around to watching the latest season of The Expanse[^], which I was very impressed with, after it got past a "meh" start
Discounting Oak Island (for obvious reasons) that's maybe 20-30 hours, in an entire year -- and I spent more time that that watching the excellent Justified[^], which I only recently discovered. I really can't think of any other recent shows that I enjoyed.
But they all seem to find enough to pat themselves on the back about, and hand out prizes for.
Almost every award-acceptance speech should start with: "I'd like to thank all the mindless f***ing idiots who think this show's worth wasting their life on".
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
* Early Morning - Project X long.. Meeting
* Morning - Project Y long.. meeting
* Lunch Break
* Afternoon - Team leads meeting
* Evening - Project Z meeting.
* Late evening - Status about What's done in X, Y, Z projects.
2.If you work in a job as a “doer”, such as developer, builder of things, etc., do you find yourself booked up in many meetings? Then congratulations, you’ve discovered a red flag. “Doers” should not be in too many meetings. Because gasp…they need time to actually do stuff. If management cannot squash this early so you can do what you do best, you’ve found yourself at a mismanaged company.
You are a victim of the square-cube law, which seems to apply to many things from simple geometry to architecture, engineering or biomechanics. In your case, obviously doubling the organisation's size has quadrupled the effort to coordinate the activities. Or simpler: After reaching a critical size, management is mostly busy managing itself.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.