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  1. Comment on What are you planning to read this year? in ~books

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    Last year I let my fantasy addiction get the best of me, especially after I discovered the LitRPG sub-genre. This year I want to try an balance it with some non-fiction. I'm on my library's wait...

    Last year I let my fantasy addiction get the best of me, especially after I discovered the LitRPG sub-genre. This year I want to try an balance it with some non-fiction. I'm on my library's wait list via Overdrive for Michelle Obama's recent book and a few other popular titles. Looking for some interesting biographies to throw on my list.

    And I might even finish one of the three books I stared writing last year. Probably not, but maybe.

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  2. Comment on The ultimate guide to safe withdrawal rates in ~finance

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    Which governmental agency is saying you can't have more than 2k in your checking account? I've never heard of this restriction and would like to read up on it.

    Which governmental agency is saying you can't have more than 2k in your checking account? I've never heard of this restriction and would like to read up on it.

  3. Comment on Anyone use special keyboards? in ~comp

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    I've been using the Microsoft Sculpt keyboards for a couple years and really helps with my old arthritic fingers. I'm also a huge fan of Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard as well.

    I've been using the Microsoft Sculpt keyboards for a couple years and really helps with my old arthritic fingers. I'm also a huge fan of Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard as well.

  4. Comment on New to Leading a Team of Software Developers in ~comp

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    It's been years since I was a developer, but here are a few things that still stick in my mind. Protect your team from unreasonable requests I've worked for managers who just bowed down to...

    It's been years since I was a developer, but here are a few things that still stick in my mind.

    1. Protect your team from unreasonable requests
      I've worked for managers who just bowed down to whatever the voices on high said and never pushed back. This resulted in crazy hours trying to meet unrealistic deadlines. Push back on these as much as possible.
    2. Let your team see that you're protecting them
      This is important because there will be a day when you can't protect them. When that comes you don't need the team to react as if you should have done more. You want to have that relationship with them so that they know you've already done all you could and now it's time for them to step up, not start bickering and arguing.
    3. Make sure your team maintains a healthy work/life balance. If you just asked them to work extra hours to fix something, give them the next Friday or Monday off. If you have someone that's not using their vacation time, talk with them. Force them if you have to. Don't let them burn out.
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