As the lights go up after a comic book movie, there are reactions one expects: Awed silence; various onomatopoetic words like "Whoa!," or (in the DC Universe) grim reflections that it either did or didn't suck as much as expected.
One does not expect seething, shocked anger like the gentlemen next to me, "Well, I'm glad I never saw Black Panther," or the repeated, mindless exclamation of a teen across the auditorium. This movie BROKE ME. This movie completely BROKE ME. I am Broken.
Truly, after Infinity War, I think none of us will be the same again. Our happy childhood of origin stories and side quests is over. The reality (stone?) of us dutifully hitting the bar in our rat cages marked "comic book movie" with our $$$ since 2007 is coming to pass.
Or, as Master Mordo said in a (much better) comic book movie: "The bill comes due."
(Note: I'll try to avoid spoilers)
Too Many Sorcerers...er...Characters
The film opens with....geno…
This is how I work in my career. Some of these are counter-intuitive and require explanation.
Shipping code wins. On schedules: Picking an arbitrary deadline is often moreefficient than carefully planning things out. I've spend 20 years decrying this, but if you add up the time you spend planning, negotiating schedules, then executing, it's less pain if you just work-to-deadline and throw features overboard in the process.On teams: A disciplined team of professionals cultivating mutual trust will outperform a team of talented jerks. There are exceptions, but only if you're writing the Linux kernel or something requiring 10x insights daily.On technology selection: Always pick the technology 1 step behind the bleeding edge, because it's mature and documented For example, when everyone was going to Rails, use Spring MVC. This will reduce your technical risk profile in every single case. Treat everyone as though they might be your boss someday.Code only exists if it…
I've toyed with the idea of doing a video review of this car. If you'd like one, leave a comment
So, I've had a 10th Generation 2018 Honda Civic since April 24th. I had a little car trouble and found myself in need of a car.
Crap. Nothing like buying a car in the middle of Spring, when everyone else is buying a car thanks to Tax Refunds. Middle of the model year. No incentives. Yaaaaay.
My short list went like this:
Ram 1500GM half-ton with the 5.3 V8Buick LacrosseLexus GS350Honda Accord
So basically: Truck or car?Practical or practical or practical.
I needed something practical I could put my wife and girls in. I was driving around in a sweet full size Chevy Impala, so I was feeling a car again, hence the Lacrosse being on the list.
I 86'd the GM as it drove too big, and Whitney homed in on the Ram and the Buick as her top 2. On April 23rd I took off work and we went driving during the morning and early afternoon. The accord was too stiff, but we drove some Ci…