RT @robertjhansen@twitter.com

In 2002 I was employed by a law firm. The prior sysadmin was a raging incompetent on many different fronts. How she interacted with our users was the worst.

She was all USERS ARE THE WEAKEST LINK! and MOAR TRAINING!.

Users just wanted their shit to work.

1/ twitter.com/hacks4pancakes/sta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/robertjhansen/stat

RT @simonw@twitter.com

Absolutely fascinating: the software miscalculated the weight of the aircraft because somewhere deep in the software supply chain was a cultural assumption that "Miss" meant a child twitter.com/dancow/status/1380

🐦🔗: twitter.com/simonw/status/1380

I’ve received some excellent answers and arguments, thanks everyone for the education. You’ve all convinced this fence sitter!

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I understand it’s unfair to those who can’t have the vaccine, but if it means we can start to own things up again earlier than otherwise (and I expect it will be a temporary thing), can anyone explain to me like I’m an idiot what the problem is with vaccine passports?

Serious question

Database normalisation is

If you’re the product owner of a service which has users with a name (and/or username!) field, make it possible for them to change it themselves

I’ve lost count the number of times the changing name process basically is “open a new account”, which is stupid

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RT @rebelwerewolf@twitter.com

Name change (3/4):
- DMV to change my license. Paid a fee, also had the clerk shout for a manager to help with a gender change.
- Social security card (more $)
- Websites usually don’t have a link on the account page for a name change, so I was contacting customer service a lot

🐦🔗: twitter.com/rebelwerewolf/stat

I’m not saying it’s been a great morning, but I just went for a walk and 3 good doggies said hello to me 🐶

RT @jpgoldberg@twitter.com

My theory is that people want to know if their microchips are compatible.

“Why People Keep Asking Which Vaccine You Got” - The Atlantic apple.news/AYk4qcAaQSFeZTAyT5N

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jpgoldberg/status/

You know you’re in your late thirties when you’re impressed by a feature in a vacuum cleaner

RT @richardosman@twitter.com

News! In a time when we are embracing quietness and mindfulness, I am launching a new podcast . Each week a celeb guest and I will sit in silence for 30 minutes to allow listeners an oasis of reflection. My first guest this Thursday will be the incredible @BarackObama@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/richardosman/statu

RT @shanodin@twitter.com

April is "autism awareness month" but - and I cannot stress this enough - awareness isn't what we need. People need education and they need to start accepting and understanding us.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/shanodin/status/13

RT @SophKWrites@twitter.com

PUT AN EM DASH KEY ON NORMAL KEYBOARDS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SophKWrites/status

Just watched the two covid episodes of The Good doctor and now I think I need a lie down

Point to it’s KPIs and tell it it’s letting the team down and needs to improve

RT @ellegist@twitter.com

ok guys. gonna do it. give me your best and most galaxy brained solutions for moving the boat

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ellegist/status/13

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