Remember when former teammates, Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Durant had a Twitter beef earlier this month, after Perkins criticized Durant for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors calling it ‘the weakest move in NBA History’?!
Kobe Bryant’s tragic death now caused Perkins to reach out to Durant and offer an honest apology. Tragedies like this make us stop and think about life, and how it can all be over within a second. There is no time for stupid feuds, especially with people who are close to you. Respect to Perk for this grown man move.
“Just wanted to tell you I Love you my brother and whatever I did to hurt you I’m sorry bro and hope you forgive me!!! I love you bro real Talk!”
- Vioxx killed 500,000 Americans: a toll that could have been reduced by 90% had the FDA issued a timely warning.
- Pharmaceuticals, correctly and legally prescribed, kill 140,000 Americans each year, yet most people are unaware of their lethality and do not know how to a prevent being killed this way.
- Coronavirus deaths are few, its victims are elderly, and prevention is simple.
- Media report American flu deaths this season stand at 8200 so far, and that’s not newsworthy?
- 142,000 Americans died due to pharmaceutical drug use in 2016, but that’s not news, either
- But 100 Chinese–mostly born during WWII, malnourished and carrying a heavy disease burden–have died from a novel virus and that’s an epidemic?
再過幾年，北京就不會這麼對我；再過幾年，你們都知道我是乾什麼的。Continue reading “苦大仇深的人，最易成功”
所以，有一位老僧說：“心術不正”的人，往往有這三個特徵，要敬而遠之；Continue reading “一位老僧說：心術不正的人，往往有這三個特徵，要敬而遠之”
I first read about the notion of a mature developer in the blog post On Being a Senior Engineer by John Allspaw, way back in 2012. A lifetime in the tech industry, but this simple idea has stuck with me and hasn’t been bettered.
The thrust of this post is that being a mature engineer (or developer) should be valued much more highly than being a senior engineer.
You should really take the time to read that post—I’m not going to try to repeat it here as it’s long and detailed and worth reading multiple times.
What follows is just some random, less relevant information from my own life.Continue reading “Become a mature developer, not a senior developer”
Robin Varghese and Sarah Pray in The Economist:
People who have lost their jobs lose not only an income but also a sense of place, of purpose and of solidarity. Community dislocation, absence of social belonging, loss of identity, lack of political control and self-determination—these things are extremely hard to measure in dollars and cents or pounds and pence.
Responding to this is urgent. Unless people get a more substantial voice and sense of agency over their lives, it is hard to see how the backlash against global trade can be quelled, and that threatens the global economy and democratic institutions.
So how might confidence and agency be restored to those facing the sharp end of globalisation? Our work at the Open Society Foundations (OSF) sheds light on how giving people a “path to participation” can help tamp the anxiety that drives people to embrace protectionism and populism. We have looked specifically at three contentious areas: refugee settlement, worker participation and trade policy.