Management Fads

Over at Vox’s there was a post on whether or not “agile” development made it easier for SJW’s to infiltrate an organization. Now, I know a little programming, but will never claim to be great, and certainly don’t have project-management experience with the pro’s and cons of waterfall vs whatever. What caught my eye was this comment: “Anyway, I still like agile, but there’s a huge tendency for people to want to say they’re doing agile without understanding any of the points in the manifesto, because they heard that they should be doing agile.…

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Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers

Over at Kairos, Brian points out a discussion about gatekeeping, keeping SJW’s out, and how EVS/D&C/etc. are determined to keep SJW’s out but hate being called gatekeepers. I feel their pain. I hate bullshit – more even that flat out lies. This conflation is pure bullshit. An expansion of what I posted as a comment at G+: This is jailhouse / sea lawyer bullshit. The problem here is that we’re seeing a conflation of what gatekeeping commonly means to make the D&C/EVS/alt-comics crowd look like hypocrites. In the commonsense version, defining…

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Anatomy of a Press Hit

Anatomy of a Press Hit

Above is a more one-sided than usual piece in terms of the internal content, but the headline is reflective of what even “mainstream” news organizations are publishing. The short story is that in Portland, a group named Patriot Prayer scheduled a march. They had a permit for the march, had spoken to police, knew Antifa would be out to get them. Per the statement published via their facebook page, the police had assured them Antifa would be kept away. In Portland… Yeah, right. Alongside the marchers was also a chapter of the “Proud Boys” – designated as a “hate group” by…

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United Also Breaks Guitars.

United Also Breaks Guitars.

I try to avoid point-and-laugh articles but recent circumstances have tempted me to take the easy path, and given my distaste for United, I willingly jumped in and wallowed in it. > The problem here has a couple of aspects.  First: the whole antiquated overbooking phenomenon.  In what other venue can you buy a product, pay for it, and be denied it?  If you buy a flat screen TV and walk it out to your car, Walmart can’t come up to you and take it back because they also sold it to someone else.  Maybe a better analogy is sports.…

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Anger Leads to Hate

Anger Leads to Hate

Vox Day notes that he’s the subject of an article at the Black Gate that calls him a neo-nazi. He’s more than adequately capable of defending himself, and certainly has a horde of minions that are capable of assisting him. No, I actually want to address two other things she wrote, two underlying assumptions that show both her complete inability to understand the world, and how little self-awareness she has. Right now, we don’t need a Jedi Master to tell us that fear leads to anger, anger to hate, and hate to suffering It’s possible that…

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Art and Communication

Art and Communication

Over at Return of Kings there’s an outstanding article on why modern art is so uninspiring. It digs into several sources, notably Tom Wolfe: What I saw before me was the critic-in-chief of The New York Times saying: In looking at a painting today, “to lack a persuasive theory is to lack something crucial.” I read it again. It didn’t say “something helpful” or “enriching” or even “extremely valuable.” No, the word was crucial. In short: frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can’t see a painting. Go read it. I believe I’…

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"No Evidence..." and Other Bullshit

"No Evidence..." and Other Bullshit

First – I was wrong. I wrote that I “have yet to hear insistence that Islam had nothing to do with it.” – and I hadn’t – but only because I didn’t dig further into the official statements by Cuomo, de Blasio, etc. We’re getting responses like: Bomb experts will analyze the device and how it was made, according to CNN senior law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes. “It could be somebody that has grievance against the US military, possibly the Marine Corps specifically, and have nothing to do with an overseas-inspired attack like ISIS. So it still could be terrorism…

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