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by AveSharia
Wed May 15, 2019 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"
Replies: 39
Views: 4403

Re: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"

I'm with you. A serif-sans toggle would actually be more useful than Caps Lock.
by AveSharia
Mon May 13, 2019 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2149: "Alternate Histories"
Replies: 46
Views: 5373

Re: 2149: "Alternate Histories"

This reminds me of my "What if it took a 60% majority to elect the president?" alternate history. I started from the last president to get 60% of the popular vote (Nixon 1972), who resigned leaving Ford in office until he died in 2006. Ford's VP was Nelson Rockefeller, but in the 1976 elec...
by AveSharia
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1908: Credit Card Rewards
Replies: 22
Views: 4875

Re: 1908: Credit Card Rewards

See (or listen to) Algorithms to Live By for a survey of "when should I stop optimizing."

Also:
The Secretary Problem
Optimal Stopping
by AveSharia
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 6346

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

Critical chain techniques attempt to stop managing tasks and instead manage the buffer of tasks. Stop worrying about task duration and focus on the resources available to complete tasks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_chain_project_management "Some project managers feel that the earned...
by AveSharia
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 6346

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

Been in situations were management complain that a project is overrunning, so schedule a daily, hour long meeting to check progress with the full team. The project manager then schedules a pre-meeting meeting so we can have everything ready for the higher management meeting. Again, an hour. All thi...
by AveSharia
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 6346

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

ETA: I sent the comic's link to my manager. If I never hear from me again I'll know why :cry: I too sent this to my boss, and posted it in my cube. He regularly has us estimate projects at the barrel of a gun. He didn't reply. I once did quite a bit of research on my own time trying to figure out h...
by AveSharia
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1625: Substitutions 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10344

Re: 1625: Substitutions 2

Oh man... I'm way late to this party, but I am loving that Chrome extension. Obama meets with Loretta Lynch on glitter violence "We've been very careful recognizing that although we have a strong tradition of glitter ownership in this country that even those who possess "arm flair" fo...

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