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Dan MacNeil
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Has only recently accumulated more years doing software than unloading trucks
Has only recently accumulated more years doing software than unloading trucks

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I suspect Social media makes me shallower. If it were easy, I'd keep a little journal of what I've learned / contributed after each day of FB and G+ and then decide if time was better spent on deeper/harder stuff.

I suspect the big SM win is probably feeling less lonely. Another way to frame 'less lonely' is 'more connected'
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has a new goal of making all his workplaces very, very quiet. Having more goals is still the big goal.
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Dear aspirational Google+ spambots: I don't think nearly as many very young, attractive Indian women want to be in my circles as you wish to imply.
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once again, google calendar introduces me to his burn-out brother G+
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updated calendar, felt the pull of the G+ time-sink vortex , pulled back.
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I'm just a fanboy, but this is not technical, shorter than threatened, sincere and worth a look.
So Lasu wrote a different retrospective on 20 years of Linux..
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changed coffee shop caching DNS servers to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (google) Comcast was not performing well and who wants their mistyped URLS redirected to Ads
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was dragging after work. Laura (no way to @ tag) gently nudged me out the door for a run. Ran slow the first mile, picked up the pace by a minute/mile for remainder, now feel good. This may not be of interest to any but runner friends (who are mostly/ all?) on facebook.
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I don't like giving numeric scores on performance reviews ("communicates openly and actively", "effectively prioritizes tasks"). I don't think the scales are well calibrated and because some of them just need to be satisfied whereas others are open ended. (I'd be a bit more ok with saying "X communicates better than Y" or "X does/does not have a problem with reliability".)

I was told the other day that many other engineers feel the same, but many business people really like having numbers.

You might have expected the opposite: that nerds would be more keen to reduce things to numbers.
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