• Recycling is a lie and it all ends up in a landfill.
  • Electric cars end up polluting more than the gas powered vehicles they replace.
  • Reusable grocery bags end up polluting more than single use plastic.
  • We ban straws…..

Decided to do something new for 2019. Closing out my old Ikiwiki install and migrating some really old blog posts to a new home. Here, on WordPress.

Been a while since I’ve used WP and it’s come a long way. I’ve enabled ActivityPub and hope this can be a hub of sorts for me instead of trying to standup and manage a full AP server, like Mastodon or Pleroma.

Some companies have a new perk for employees in the form of “unlimited time off, as long as you get your work done” 1. While at first glance this would seem to be a really nice benefit, I would counter that instead, because of the “get your work done” caveat, it penalizes the busiest and possibly overworked employees. These employees are less able to take time without impacting/blocking others.I would suggest an alternative PTO policy that includes the previous “unlimited” PTO, but extends with a “required” PTO. This would be a set period each year that each employee is required to take PTO. This would insure busy teams/employees can take the time they need, force the company to better plan and properly staff each team.

1: I work for a company with this policy. This is not a rant against them, just an observation