As anti-social it sounds, I do NOT enjoy having long conversations or tutoring sessions explaining how your/our software works and should be developed. In my opinion software product, development pipeline, process or whatever should be designed with such clarity it can be explained and described on a single sheet of paper. Then that sweet sheet of information should be put digitally (cough README.md) somewhere where it’s accessible for both newcomers and old foxes, no matter where they’re working from. This way there is no longer need to have all these endless face-to-face conversations over and over with various people and having silent information stuck inside conference rooms or inside the minds of potentially absent “key personnel”.
Basically, in a nutshell, systems should always be designed with a mindset where everybody works remotely.
EDIT (04/20/2020) As COVID-19 ravages in the world right now, remote work capabilities of companies are now put into real test.
If there would be such thing as dumb phone with Telegram built-in, I would buy it. Various forms of dumb phones already exist with WhatsApp included, but I don’t want to have anything to do with Facebook Inc.
It barely holds 30 FPS and makes my console sound like an aeroplane.
‘The Force Awakens’ was a good movie. If you took it as fan service, it was an entertaining movie, it made people cheer at the movies and that’s not common at all in Finland. All the movies after that have been miserable, stupid and boring pieces of crap. “The Rise of Skywalker” was not an exception. It sure was not as bafflingly bad as “The Last Jedi” or those spinoff movies, but oh boy it still was bad.
Doing more of the same just doesn’t work anymore. I’ve already had enough.
For some reason, I always get moved when I see an elderly man or woman standing in front of McDonald’s, looking scared and finally gathering their strength to walk across the place to the counter and say:
“One Hamburger Please”.
They’ll get asked: “Here or take away?” and they get confused.
Finally they try to pay that one hamburger with an oversized amount of cash, then they walk to their table and wait patiently. When they get that one cheeseburger, they eat that happily for the longest time, proud.
I’m only turning 30 next year but I’m already thinking am I able to get my burgers when I’m old. Does it require some cryptic hardware, weird slang, cyborg implants or will there still be people who care about people, simplicity and accessibility?