The notion of a quantifiable metric for evaluating developers is still attractive though.
A metric is attractive to those who like metrics. Typically such metrics are desired by managers and other non-technical folks who don’t actually fully understand what the engineers are doing and so desire to rely on a number to evaluate productivity, because they can't easily evaluate it via other methods. However, that actually isn’t a great idea.
Holism, combined with developers who can both comprehend and communicate what and how engineers are developing is better than metrics.
Think about this like you were evaluating painters. Will number of brushstrokes work? No. Will number of paintings work? No.
Will relying on holism rather than metrics work? Yes.
It's a "Block All Political Bullshit" button. Left, right, libertarian, socialist, SJW, vegan, just block it all. Automatically blocks all links to any political sites and anything else enough people tag as political.
But Facebook won't do that just like they won't honor your endless switching your feed back to Most Recent. Because there's no money in it for them.
Interesting, I suspect that increased Norepinephrine in the prefrontal cortex mediated by the activation of Nicotinic receptors increases prefrontal cortical control over the limbic system. I wonder if Atomoxetine would do the same thing.
Also see this earlier Slashdot article: https://science.slashdot.org/s...
On that article I responded to:
The title says peppers but it says nicotine is actually the chemical at work. There are actually a few positive effects nicotine possesses, the negative effects of smoking are mediated by the oxidation products of cigarettes.
Which makes me wonder if electronic cigarette products may not only be not bad for you, but even potentially beneficial as they give you a low dose of nicotine through vaporization without the oxidation caused by burning.
If it weren't for the latest tech bubble keeping them afloat, California would be completely screwed.
* High state income taxes, and overall it's one of the highest taxed states in the country.
* Over $1.3 TRILLION in government debt, much in underfunded public employee union pension obligations.
* A regulatory and legal climate that stifles growth and drives businesses out of the state to lower tax, lower regulation, lower cost states like Texas.
* Schools that are some of the worst in the nation.
* Some of the worst roads in the nation, despite having some of the highest gas taxes in the nation.
* Widening income inequality, driven by coastal elites enacting policies that make it increasingly difficult for the poor and middle class to earn a living in California.
San Francisco is an extreme example of the case, since their land use regulations are even worse than the rest of California, and their rent control policies make it so hard to evict tenants that building owners choose to let properties remain vacant because it's all but impossible to kick a tenant out if you want to sell the property.
People can't afford to live in San Francisco because the city and state governments have made the decisions that make it impossible for them to live there.
"Just think of a computer as hardware you can program." -- Nigel de la Tierre