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.
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 https://twitter.com/dancow/status/1380188625401434115
I’ve received some excellent answers and arguments, thanks everyone for the education. You’ve all convinced this fence sitter!
Paying with facial recognition in China😄
(Here’s looking at you, @NOW@twitter.com )
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
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
My theory is that people want to know if their microchips are compatible.
“Why People Keep Asking Which Vaccine You Got” - The Atlantic https://apple.news/AYk4qcAaQSFeZTAyT5Nwwlw
News! In a time when we are embracing quietness and mindfulness, I am launching a new podcast #Inaudible. 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
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. #AutismAwarenessWeek #AutismAwarenessMonth #ActuallyAutistic
PUT AN EM DASH KEY ON NORMAL KEYBOARDS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Point to it’s KPIs and tell it it’s letting the team down and needs to improve
ok guys. gonna do it. give me your best and most galaxy brained solutions for moving the boat
Software QA. I also develop things at the weekend (he/him)
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