It just occurred to me that a thoughtful bunch like you may have advice on a question I have...
How do you teach somebody attention to detail and what a minimum standard of work is?
Could you provide more context?
On a general level, if you want attention to detail, you need the person to feel that the detail matters. When teaching English, one thing I ask students to do is correct erroneous sentences where the list of sentences are all ones they've written.
As for a minimum standard of work, that phrase itself is only defined if below-threshold work is treated as unusable or unacceptable. For example, when my students are lazy and do their homework in a sloppy fashion, I write"Zero" on top and hand it back along with a fresh copy of the same homework.
Some of you (probably none, maybe one) might have noticed that I have been absent from identi.ca... I'd like to have a story completely explaining it away but I don't.
Frankly my lifestyle has changed a lot - I spend a lot more time in meatspace (people, drinking, tomfoolery, girls, rock climbing/bouldering, uni work) and Pump.io based Identi.ca doesn't offer the same level of interaction and value that the Statusnet version did.
It's not to say that I won't be dropping around occasionally.
Fedup failed... Though I still have a reasonable system so I'll download the CD and install afresh tomorrow.
2013-12-18T14:01:12Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicI think I am going to take my Friendica instance down. I don't really get much compelling use out of it, and having this massive hunk of not-very-active PHP makes me nervous for security reasons.
Who's going to LCA?
X11R5 shared this.Show all 6 repliesFor the Euros who don't quite get it...
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Ugh, I think the problem that has held up the implementation I am working on for a few days was due to my own arrogance... I enabled some functionality which I didn't really understand and actually interfered and broke things. Good thing I went off the clock to solve this one :)
And again, the key to finding a solution was simply writing a message asking for help - and then realising the solution before I had even sent it.
Olivier Mehani likes this.Though, in my defence - the debug output from the components I am using was fucking useless.
I ended up writing my first bit of PHP in many years to get the information that I really needed. It was really obvious stuff that should have been in the debug output! I may push a patch upstream.
Rubber ducking ftw. We have started doing regular code reviews in the office, and as a result I have started shaping things up in anticipation of having to explain my code to someone. “He is going to ask why I am doing doing this thing here. Why am I doing this thing here? I think I have to because foo, but I'm not sure. Hey, that's not too difficult to find out, I'll try it out now.”
This makes me fucking sick. I can imagine how they gathered such data too and that also makes me even sicker.
Thinking of starting a new blog very soon. It will be Nikola powered, of course...
The idea is that it will be about issues for younger (teens/twenty-something) geeks and hackers. There is already http://bluehackers.org/ but I want to provide a perspective and limited discussion on growing up and integrating with other people our age and not so much about dealing with mental illnesses.
I thought about this a lot last night and there is a *lot* of content to cover. Everything from my own lessons learned, discussion on the problems technology (and privacy) aware geeks face, general PSA's...
I can't help wondering how valid or appropriate some of my personal commentary would be. I doubt I have any controversial opinions, but I do worry about saying something wrong or something that I may regret saying publicly.
I would expect that anyone who thinks for himself/herself will have some controversial opinions. That in itself is not a reason not to start your blog.
I would be concerned about
- having enough time to devote to writing blog articles and responding to comments so that site visitors have a reason to return regularly
- whether you are able to tolerate commenters whose worldviews are quite different from yours
- where to draw the line on your own content and on comments
- preventing spam comments (spam chases away legitimate visitors)
- whether to have occasional articles by guest-writers
If you have the time to put into it, I hope you go for it.Yeah that's exactly what I am thinking (execpt for the Spam, that's actually pretty easy to deal with). I might just sit on the idea for a bit longer and if it keeps buzzing around my head for long enough I'll just do it.
Guest writers would be really awesome.
I might just draft some articles and if it looks like the idea is robust then I'll bring it public.
2013-11-13T04:35:30Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicCompressing my site's static files with Zopfli (zlib client compatible, but better compression). It's really bloody slow on full compression.
2013-11-05T06:59:02Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicI really must be a terrible tactician.
I come up with a plan, I execute it, it was inneffective, I reflect, I can't see what I did wrong...
2013-11-03T12:58:27Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicI forgot how fucking harsh EVE Online is... Especially when you're a pirate trying to navigate hi-sec.
Either I am ballsy, or stupid... But I feel ready to go start a new project involving Twisted. I am envisioning successfully punching Twisted in the face, but I fear that I may be the one who gets the bloody nose.
I am also looking at using Pulsar with Twisted. I can use the protocol support from Twisted until it suits me to remove twisted in favour of native Pulsar implementations... But, of course, at the moment I am talking shit because no code has been written.
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, the University owns all IP created by Staff:Woah, hang on a fucking second!
(a) created in or during the course of employment with the University; or
(e) while participating in any project or program supported by funding obtained or provided
by or through the University;
Considering the other work I will be doing at the same time (on my own time) I can't afford to let this slip by. I guess I have to get an official clarification or amendment made.
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2013-10-27T06:53:03Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicHmm... My Filastruder order is coming up to 4 weeks now. Considering they say they're meeting and exceeding lead times I'll be quite concerned if I don't get a shipping email by tomorrow.
2013-10-27T03:34:30Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicUgh, I'll never make the mistake of posting on a political site inhabited by loons and hipsters again... (So, in general, never post on a political site).
2013-10-26T17:13:03Z via social.ddevnet.net To: PublicI have been getting lots of fake WhatsApp emails that have fake headers. To a normal person they would look very legit, and they would have fooled me except for the fact that I refuse to use a service such as WhatsApp, even to listen to a recorded message sent to my email address.
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