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The Family That Plays Cribbage Together

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

There are lots of other neighborhoods, too: There are people who write code for embedded computers smaller than your thumb. There are people who write…

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What can you really do when a natural disaster happens?

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

Here is what you’ve been told: All of the computer code that keeps the website running must be replaced. At one time, it was very…

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What’s Different About Indonesia and Malaysia?

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

Coders are insanely expensive, and projects that start with uncomfortably large budgets have an ugly tendency to grow from there. You need to understand where…

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Fighting Fire with Fire-Breathing Dragons

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

The CTO was fired six months ago. That CTO has three kids in college and a mustache. It was a bad exit. The man in…

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Does the Safety Pin actually make us feel safer?

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

This time you stop yourself. You don’t want your inquiry to be met by a patronizing sigh of impatience or another explanation about ship dates,…

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3rd Rock From The Sun Is Underappreciated

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

At this stage in the meeting, you like to look supplicants in the eye and say, OK, you’ve given me a date and a budget….

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An Overly Close Reading of the 90s Television Series Martin

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

Next year, you’ll burn a little under a barrel of cash on Oracle. One barrel isn’t that bad. But it’s never one barrel. Is this…

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The 10 Best Scenes from “The West Wing”

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

In some mysterious way, he outranks you. Not within the company, not in restaurant reservations, not around lawyers. Still: He strokes his short beard; his…

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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

This man makes a third less than you, and his education ended with a B.S. from a large, perfectly fine state university. But he has…

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Just How Bad Is the Santa Barbara Wildfire?

December 21, 2017 . by latte215

You have a reputation throughout the organization as a careful person, bordering on penny-pinching. The way you’d put it is, you are loath to pay…

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