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Where does my git question go? – Programmers Meta Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/20

StackOverflow / StackExchange is growing too large:

You’ve got a question about git. Its not uncommon, lots of people have questions about git. But where should the question be asked?

Source: Where does my git question go? – Programmers Meta Stack Exchange


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xkcd: Free Speech

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/29

[WayBack] xkcd: Free Speech is worth repeating every now and then:

Title text: I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.


Cueball: Public Service Announcement: The Right to Free Speech means the government can’t arrest you for what you say.
Cueball: It doesn’t mean that anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you share it.
Cueball: The 1st Amendment doesn’t shield you from criticism or consequences.
Cueball: If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show canceled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
Cueball: It’s just that the people listening think you’re an asshole,
[A picture of a partially open door is displayed.]
Cueball: And they’re showing you the door.

Be sure to read [WayBack] 1357: Free Speech – explain xkcd too.


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Limits on Everything – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/01

Via [WayBackLimits on Everything – The Isoblog.:

A posting at Brave New Geek about limits on everything, for example limits on message sizes and numbers of in-flight messages in message queues. Interesting read.

Very interesting read indeed: [WayBackTake It to the Limit: Considerations for Building Reliable Systems – Brave New Geek

You have to set limits, which begs for a few questions:

  1. how to find out which limits and at what levels
  2. how to enforce these limits

Food for thought…

The first can be done with benchmarking, see for instance these from the same blogs above:

Enforcing limits depends in your infrastructure and your communication stacks.


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MijnJohn – – oud en jong hebben moeite met digitalisering: omdat alle mijn* verschillend werken.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/26

[] MijnJohn –

“Ik ben er niet voor om het administratieve proces van mijn leveranciers te vereenvoudigen, ze zijn er om mijn administratieve processen te vereenvoudigen.”









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4 of the Best Critical Thinking Resources for Learners to Have

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/20

Critical thinking resources like these are some of the best ones for learners to have. Share them so they can use them as references and tools for development every day.

Source: [WayBack4 of the Best Critical Thinking Resources for Learners to Have.

Via: [WayBack] have to print it and put it on my desk, been trying to do this for a long time, but this is a really good list to have handy – Lars Fosdal – Google+

Sharing them and the pictures below.


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