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+Clay Shirky always has the most insightful and colorfully told take on the intersection of technology, culture, and management.  His essay on the failure of healthcare.gov is no exception.  It should be required reading for anyone managing projects in a large organization.  One excerpt:

"This is not just a hiring problem, or a procurement problem. This is a management problem, and a cultural problem. The preferred method for implementing large technology projects in Washington is to write the plans up front, break them into increasingly detailed specifications, then build what the specifications call for. It’s often called the waterfall method, because on a timeline the project cascades from planning, at the top left of the chart, down to implementation, on the bottom right.

"Like all organizational models, waterfall is mainly a theory of collaboration. By putting the most serious planning at the beginning, with subsequent work derived from the plan, the waterfall method amounts to a pledge by all parties not to learn anything while doing the actual work. Instead, waterfall insists that the participants will understand best how things should work before accumulating any real-world experience, and that planners will always know more than workers.

"This is a perfect fit for a culture that communicates in the deontic language of legislation. It is also a dreadful way to make new technology. If there is no room for learning by doing, early mistakes will resist correction. If the people with real technical knowledge can’t deliver bad news up the chain, potential failures get embedded rather than uprooted as the work goes on."
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Cubs: 3 games in a row. They have made a good case that at least one team in the majors is worse than them. 
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This is truly insane,  this guy does a Superman double back flip bicycle trick, that seems to wreck my belief in physics. The rider does a full back flip while fully extended in a Superman pose, somehow re-gathers himself onto the bike and then does another full back flip. All in one jump.
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HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP http://youtu.be/Qp1nrhJAX3I

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7 hours in the car: 3 hours to camp site in Payson; half hour eating lunch; Half hour at the camp site looking at the rain and lightning from our car; 3 hours home. 
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