Clever phish: send a rejection letter for a cushy job I never applied for, with a “but we’d love to see you apply for other roles! Here are some links to other cushy-sounding job openings with us”

Philadelphia is the rudest city in the US.

Break Systems that Break People.

Even this one.


Huh. @dildog has an official snack

(Redrafted to include CW by request)

I wonder if Hadnagy realizes that filing a lawsuit for essentially getting kicked out of a party isn’t actually likely have the positive effect on folks’ perception he thinks

Was just reminded of the time someone told me “research-service” was too long a host name so the next one was raxicoricofallipatorius

From the Dad Jokes channel at work, an exchange between two people:

Q: How do you put an elephant in the refrigerator?
A: Open the door and push

Q: yep. how do you put a giraffe in the refrigerator?
A: open the door, take the elephant out, put the giraffe in and close the door


ok…try this one…Lion King is having a party, and animals are showing up from far and wide. Looking at all the animals, everyone is there except one, which one?

A: the giraffe. Still in the fridge

The 17th century equivalent for ‘Go to hell!’ was ‘Turd in your teeth!’

"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous, everyone hasn't met me yet." RODNEY DANGERFIELD

🎤cut my list into pieces
this is a bucket sort

Someone just made this for the flipper, and no I am depressed that I didn't pick one up.

Back from camping. Man, did I need that break; and the weather was beyond reproach for it. The only real downside was that apparently it was some kind of “fish fly” season: non-biting mosquito-sized flies that were out in force and would die in mid-air. One evening it sounded like rain on the tent. Gross, but harmless.

There was apparently a bear sighting that freaked out our neighbor site, so we had some privacy and some quiet. I didn’t get to see the bear though :(

Two decades of Alzheimer's research may be based on deliberate fraud that has cost millions of lives:

I remember seeing an item on the TV not long ago where the presenter was puzzling over why drugs that successfully targeted amyloid plaques did not seem to have any effect slowing or stopping the development of Alzheimer's. I guess now we know 😕

If you ever catch yourself referring to an individual as “diverse”, as in “they’re a diverse candidate”, please slap yourself. It’s a pretty good indicator that you have unexamined bias, and you’d benefit by doing some self-reflection

If your after-incident retro is only focused on “how did the incident happen” and not identifying how the response went — what was harder or slower or less effective than it should have been — then you’re missing out on a lot of value

Your base needs to be big enough to meet your core financial needs and goals. Bonuses/etc can't be expected; don't rely on them

But giving ground on base to get higher bonus/stock/etc can be a really good deal in some cases. Consider it carefully, but never take a base that's too low to meet your essential financial requirements

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When negotiating comp for a job, total comp should be your focus. But the makeup of that still matters

Ask questions about how bonuses are calculated and awarded. A bonus is usually tied at least in part to company financial performance; your betting it will be good for your tenure

RSUs/etc are betting on both the company and the market performing. They can be hugely valuable! But you shouldn't treat their value as guaranteed.

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