Are you a lead/staff/principal type engineer?

What proportion of your time do you feel you spend thinking and writing - as opposed to actively doing, listening and engaging?

QQ: Is "Growth Mindset" absolute hogwash, mostly hogwash, or "Tim is grumpy and cynical"?

This toot bought to you by people being grumpy at imperfect handover of very challenging to diagnose issues in the wee-small hours of the morning.

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Summarising an unknown, low-confidence state is very hard to do and summarising a progression of unknown, low-confidence states over time is even harder.

Sometimes I think I'm too negative about computers and computerers. Then I hear about a team trying to use Machine Learning to generate dynamic runbooks for people responding to incidents in a complex system.

Who wants a new Mac but doesn't have enough information to feel like they're making a good decision? Me!

(also, the MacBook Air isn't even much lighter than the MacBook Pro)

Oh hello! I sort of forgot this was here while doom scrolling the last few weeks. Oops.

Apparently this will arrive today. I have my doubts (no package scans since it left a facility in the USA ok the 25th).

I’m half expecting fragments of carbon fibre to be poured into my letterbox.

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I just explicitly asked my manager for feedback for what may be the first time in my working life.

Where do I collect my gold star?

Today is a “were those fake pills?” kind of a day.

I ordered a new tripod and ball-head from Amazon (because I lack moral fortitude).

The ball-head arrived today but the tripod legs are still struggling their way across the failed state that is the USA. I'm not sure which crisis is most likely to be contributing to delays - fire, pestilence or despot.

Is it just me, or does remote work make managing up harder?

Me and one other in this Wellington train carriage and we’re both wearing masks. Go us. Normalise masks!

Goodness me focus is tricky this week. It’s like other things are happening in the world that might be more important or something?

I had a fine weekend taking photos. First time I’ve felt enthusiastic about it in a while. Even got up pretty early on Saturday!

afternoon naps seem like they're going to be a great idea and then: they're not

Ugh. On Sunday I left an inside light on in my car.

On Tuesday I had a very flat battery and got an attempted jump start from road side assist.

On Wednesday (because I’m a fool) I decided the battery was just really flat so bought a charger and charged it for 24 hour.

Today I put it back in and while the battery works the car is still poked. The mechanic now tells me it is immobilised and stuck in a weird state where they may have to re-peer it with the keys.

Fucking computers.

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