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Comment Re: Who? (Score 1) 574 574

I'm 33, and I listened to Neil for most of my life.
Old man, Heart of Gold, The needle and the damage done, Hey Hey my my, out on the weekend, Southern Man.
Those are all good powerful songs. He doesn't always sing perfectly in tune, but I find it acceptable since he really brings emotions to his songs.

Comment Performance-driven projects (Score 1) 318 318

My most productive hours are from 10pm till midnight, at home.
Everybody else is sleeping, nobody calls, no colleague can bother me.
I listen to a CD I've listen to a few hundred times, and I work in a very focused manner on important new features or bugfixes.
Before going to bed, I send a short email to my boss describing what I did.

After about a week, we have our usual meeting, during which colleagues say "we should do this and this, it'll probably take a month or two", with the hope that they won't be the ones having to do it. I just tell them "No problem, I did it yesterday night". Everybody's happy.
I tell my boss I'd like to take my day off, and go skateboarding.

So for me, it began by working the usual 9 to 5, adding some very productive overtime, and showing my colleagues and boss that I don't actually need the 9 to 5.

Comment Re:Goldman Sachs (Score 1) 1307 1307

In the end, none of the responsible people will be punished.

Not only that, but Mario Draghi (former managing director of Goldman Sachs) is now the president of the European Central Bank.
But it's okay, because

the deals were "undertaken before my joining Goldman Sachs [and] I had nothing to do with them"

This unelected thief has more power than many european presidents.

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982