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Huggable shirts for that secret physicist in all of us. :)

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Methodologies will be the death of us, I think. Stemming from my experiences & observations, I'm beginning to think that any process, regardless of intent or merit, that is applied thoughtlessly, will fail to achieve its purpose.

I reckon that a process can only realise its potential when it is applied by people who care, & who understand why the process is the way it is.

After all, a process is just a hack, a way of simplifying the myriad complexity inherent in a particular task, to aid in communication & repeatability. But, a process cannot actually remove the complexity, only proxy them - and if you forget the underlying reality, you risk optimising for the process, not the purpose of the process.

And that way leads to madness.

So how do we keep ourselves & our teams/coworkers/colleagues from falling into this trap?
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For the record, and because it is somewhat of a tradition to nitpick & complain about trivial interface changes, I do not like the new '+1' button.

The old one seemed friendly, positive, inviting, and google-y.

The new one is red, angry, glaring, and seems disassociated from google.

I don't even want to click it anymore.

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I should note that the button is significantly better now. In the interest of not having an out-of-date, contextless whinge be considered current in perpetuity.
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