I adapted this from several versions on the internet, taking the best of each, and then posted it on my door and sent it to my team, with the message “Let’s all do our backups so we don’t have to sing this song. If you aren’t sure what you need to back up, where you should put your valuable files, how often to do a backup, or anything else, please ask for help.“
I like reading Cracked magazine. Those who don’t read it probably don’t realize that Cracked has standards beyond making you laugh. Many of its articles are based on science and provide sources. Liberties are taken in the name of humor, but you can generally see where.
What is interesting, and funny, are the statements above. They remind me of the emacs-vi Holy Wars. If you want to know more about why vi is objectively better than emacs, see this page.
Emacs is an acronym for “Editing MACroS “ My favorite expansion of emacs is “Eats Memory And CrasheS”, but I think the best flame has to be “Emacs is a good OS, but what it’s missing is a good text editor.” This flame makes perfect sense if you’ve ever used or studied emacs.
I’ve been using the ASPCA’s Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Cats to find plants I can add to our home that won’t cause trouble for our cats. We have several Lucky Bamboo plants, but I want to add more bamboo and other varieties.
The ASPCA’s list has the toxic plants listed first and the non-toxic below that. You can also click on the plant entry to see the toxic element and the common signs of toxicity.
This article from InfoWorld presents a good list of rules (principles really) for hiring great software development talent. Some are more relevant to start-ups and small companies, but all are at least somewhat relevant to every technology company. I work for a very large company and have limited influence, but I do what I can to influence my workplace to follow these and other good principles.