“Read my thread where I pronounce authoritatively on something I am barely qualified to talk about, and then retweeted opinions that match my own!”
@phae I make a decidedly average sourdough 😅
@phae do you use a starter?
Totally exhausted by reading all the hot takes on the bird and orange sites about how best to tackle #covid19.
Wish I could do something impactful to clarify the discussion without simply adding another tech bro voice to the cacophony.
> The outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented and fast moving. This coronavirus does not discriminate. No virus cares about race, gender or sexual orientation. If we all look out for each other, heed public health advice, and work collaboratively, the COVID-19 pandemic will end more quickly.
We *need* this to be slow, to avoid overwhelming healthcare systems. And so we need to be adopting strategies that we can sustain for a long time. We will be managing this situation for most of the year, if not longer.
Why We Should Care: Commonly Asked Questions and Answers about Covid-19 https://medium.com/@davetroy/why-we-should-care-commonly-asked-questions-and-answers-about-covid-19-6b166f1876e9
As a programmer, it’s a hundred times more important to not over-engineer than to “avoid tech debt”.
You will have to refactor and throw away code in the future one way or the other because it’s impossible to know what requirements you may have.
The less code you have, the easier it is to replace.
I'm not saying you need to panic buy anything, but now is the time to start getting _mentally_ prepared for some significant changes to daily life with COVID-19.
Start figuring out how you're going to handle any social distancing measures, and how you can work from home, if (when) general transmission gets going in your area.
Thinking about what you might need to do now will put you in a much better position to actually do it when the time comes.
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