What happened when your boss lectured you on the Not only am I perfect I am English too t-shirt rule – rather than make everything perfect, use time efficiently to get 80% of the value for 20% of the effort – and then you turned in a piece of work where you had applied the 80/20 rule? If I had any balls at all, I would suggest that not all populations follow the 80/20 rule, and did he know for sure that software development work was one of those populations? I’d point out that it would be possible to track bugs and ship when we got down to 20% of total bugs outstanding, and did the boss think that would satisfy our customers, who ordinarily hate even one bug. I’d say maybe we should seek marketing input to define a defect density that our customers considered acceptable, and keep working until we had got down to that defect density, rather than pull heuristics out of…um…the air without knowing if they were meaningful. This little aphorism is used by managers when they wish very fervently that the software would take less time than it is taking, without regard to how hard it was or how understaffed the team is. It’s a kind of magical thinking, and there is way too much magical thinking in the software biz. A friend had a Charlie Chaplin collection: Posters, wind up toys, tea cups, inkwells—you name it. She asked for my help and I thoroughly researched each item before photographing and listing the items for sale. Several items sold for two or three thousand dollars. Many sold for several hundred dollars.
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One item I thought was a total eye roll: A frisbee with the Little Tramp stamped in the center. I listed it for $75.00. I was open-mouthed when the damn thing sold for more than $400 in a bidding war between the Chaplin collectors versus the frisbee collectors. The priests removed the internal organs, but not the subcutaneous fat. However, in the drying period, which was several weeks long, the fat would have melted away or decomposed. I imagine that with a detailed enough laboratory analysis, it might be possible to determine if a mummified person had been fat, but I don’t think you would actually find a “fat mummy.” Today we don’t unwrap mummies, treating them as a single artifact, so we can’t perform that kind of analysis. We look inside with CAT scans. I’ve only had 1 dog since first becoming pregnant, her name was Lillie. I got her as a puppy when I was 16. I had my daughter at 20, and it was love at first sight. She wouldn’t leave her side. I honestly could have sworn I had more photos of them together when my daughter was a newborn/infant but I can’t find them.