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Same with doctors too. Back then, there were very few specialists. Today, we have not just specialists, but super-specialists. It would not be surprising to find the wrist and the palm being two different super-specialisations.
A specialist is someone that knows everyday more about less, until a moment when they know everything about nothing.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Something like an 'expert'?
An 'ex' is a has-been, and a 'spurt' is a drip under pressure
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
Another (old) definition of "expert" is anyone from somewhere else.
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"I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met." Also Steven Wright
"I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter." Steven Wright yet again.
I do, if only because they make €130,- an hour while not necessarily being more skilled or knowledgeable than other developers on the team.
A friend told me they got an architect on a cloud team who wasn't familiar with any cloud technologies
Luckily they fired him after a few weeks, for some reason that doesn't go without saying
That is a very good one, but I like this DesignIt! one because it is a bit more directed at what Software Architect work really feels like "on the ground" done by various roles throughout the enterprise.
The last time I bought a technical book must've been over five years ago.
I ordered Clean Architecture without hesitation.
At your recommendation I added Design It! to my wish list.
If it doesn't hold up to my huge expectations I know where to find you MUWHAHAHAHA
To replace a $15 part in my car, the instructions say to:
Remove the center console.
Remove the steering wheel
Remove the dashboard
Remove the windshield
Remove the assembly containing the part to be replaced.
Replace the part
Put everything back together
Pay a shop $2000 to do it for you
Folks on YouTube say:
Cut a hole in the side of the assembly (accessible from under the dash)
Replace the part
Replace the piece of plastic you just cut out
Guess which method I'll be doing this weekend.
(Oh. By the way. The defective part is a Known Issue, and has been for years. But the manufacturer isn't doing a dang thing about it.)
Edit: And done. I now have heat in my car. Yay!
And parts left over.
We won't sit down.
We won't shut up.
We won't go quietly away.
I used to have a 2.8L Turbo Diesel Mitsubishi Shogun, which has a known fault. The oil seal on the drive shaft to the mechanical fuel injector box starts to leak - letting air into the injectors and mucking up the fuel timing. So it runs like a dog, smokes like Popeye, and top end is down to about 10mph in 1/4 mile bursts ...
To change the £1.05 (including VAT and P&P) seal, drain the radiator, remove the radiator, fan, Turbo, intercooler, front engine cover, injector mechanism, and a pile of ancillary bits and bobs to allow access to those bits. Remove gear and replace seal. Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.
Time for me to do it (in a frozen cold snowy, sleety February with no garage)? 5 days.
Cost? £31.05 (I paid a specialist to remove the gear, change the seal, and refit the gear - I didn't have the right puller and it's a important timing gear).
Cost to have a garage do that? £1800
Ran like dream for another five years though ...
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