Wonderful vitriol from Grauniad’s CiF…

Nick Clegg won’t be much use on this issue.

A sensible person might suggest that Nick Clegg is as much use as trying to get dog hairs from your favorite jumper by soaking it in hydroflouric acid, then running over it with a combine harvester, and then ignoring it for 25 years, then returning to the field dressed as a Roman soldier and then bashing at it with a rake, drinking a pint of paraffin and before your kidneys and liver give out, spending your last hour on the planet singing a selection of hits from the pop combo Dollar through the inside of a toilet roll.

Now imagine your jumper is social mobility, and you’ll have a good idea of how much use Nick Clegg is.

… I’d add that I think abolishing grammar schools removed the last vestiges of chance for the “working class”; The Labour party apparatchiks pulling up the ladder behind them. “Baroness” Shirley Williams? Looking at you…

Be #agile by doing less

The problem is that when a small system, like an Agile team, tries to change a large system, like a company and its customers, through long and continuous contact, the small system will change much more than the large system.

This is also known as Prescott’s Pickle Principle:

Cucumbers get more pickled than brine gets cucumbered

ht to @flowchainsensei for reminding me abou @Kallokain

Coding Horror: Please Don’t Learn to Code

Please don’t advocate learning to code just for the sake of learning how to code. Or worse, because of the fat paychecks. Instead, I humbly suggest that we spend our time learning how to …

  • Research voraciously, and understand how the things around us work at a basic level.
  • Communicate effectively with other human beings.

These are skills that extend far beyond mere coding and will help you in every aspect of your life.

+1 for Research and communicate; it’s astonishing the number of people who *still* ask “How do you know that…” It is as if they never heard of Google, and they never learn anything interesting… because they spend their life just watching reality TV.

Diageo Screw BrewDog

As for Diageo, once you cut through the glam veneer of pseudo corporate responsibility this incident shows them to be a band of dishonest hammerheads and dumb ass corporate freaks.  No soul and no morals, with the integrity of a rabid dog and the style of a wart hog

Nice vitriol, and clear expression from a very good craft brewer. Read the story.