On not getting paid

Companies, small and large, have gotten away far too often with not paying independent contractors or even their own employees.

This is so commonly happening, that we all can tell a personal story or two with a discouraging effect. Men are not saved by faith but by the lack of it, at least in this world, Benjamin Franklin noted.

Before entering any

Sales training is irrelevant

In a number of instances I have experienced odd behaviour: People who are bad at sales brought in way (3x) more money than their counterparts who were well-trained. (I have even witnessed juniours outperforming seniors on their first day)

And why is that?

Connections.

Recent changes

Preserve changes, put them in a log if you need to. Throw the errors, and hide them in the log.

The thing with preserving history is that you absolutely do not know what is going to be important later on. That’s why we should just preserve everything, in an accessible format.

Bikesheding

The term was coined as a metaphor to illuminate Parkinson’s Law of Triviality. Parkinson observed that a committee whose job is to approve plans for a nuclear power plant may spend the majority of its time on relatively unimportant but easy-to-grasp issues, such as what materials to use for the staff bikeshed, while neglecting the design of the power plant itself, which is far more important but also far more difficult to criticize constructively. It was popularized in the Berkeley Software Distribution community by Poul-Henning Kamp[1] and has spread from there to the software industry at large.