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  1. Comment on Movie night at the White House: A century of screenings, decoded in ~movies

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    I found the entire article fascinating... if only for the notion of what different people under stress choose to watch when they want to relax.

    I found the entire article fascinating... if only for the notion of what different people under stress choose to watch when they want to relax.

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  2. Comment on The 100 best fantasy books of all time in ~books

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    Yeah, I'd prefer they choose the first book in a series.

    Yeah, I'd prefer they choose the first book in a series.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Behold the flower box indicators: unusual metrics for determining a team’s health in ~life

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  6. Comment on Behold the flower box indicators: unusual metrics for determining a team’s health in ~life

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    ANY of these can be taken to extremes or done poorly -- as with any other metric. The point of the dishwasher emptiers is to show that real teams recognize that helping one another helps...

    ANY of these can be taken to extremes or done poorly -- as with any other metric.

    The point of the dishwasher emptiers is to show that real teams recognize that helping one another helps themselves. They do things to make life easier for other people, even if it's boring or takes time away from their own work. Personally I think that dishwasher-emptiers also could be the anal people who care too much about cleaning off their desk than getting the works done... and also there are people who take on the grunt work because they don't have a lot more to contribute... but I take the individual's viewpoint with the right intention.

    Similarly I too have known folks who take the "I want to thank the Academy..." process past usefulness. But I'd prefer to work with someone who puts "too much" attention on appreciating others' efforts rather than someone who never acknowledges others' work. We all want to feel that we make a difference. I like this particular one -- with team members actively calling one another out for Good Stuff -- because management can see if/when it begins to falter. That is, if TeamA used to say Attagirl regularly and no longer does... perhaps there's a reason why. Might make sense to look into it.

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  7. Comment on Behold the flower box indicators: unusual metrics for determining a team’s health in ~life

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    Thanks to a few Tildes folks for suggestions that were used in the article!

    Thanks to a few Tildes folks for suggestions that were used in the article!

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Five reasons NOT to grow your QA department in ~tech

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    Well hey she doesn't mean NEVER hire testers. The article links to "when you SHOULD hire more people" and that includes, "when QA or Dev asks you to."

    Well hey she doesn't mean NEVER hire testers. The article links to "when you SHOULD hire more people" and that includes, "when QA or Dev asks you to."

    4 votes