As slow and cumbersome as public discussion can be, it’s almost always preferable in the long run. Making important decisions in private is like spraying contributor repellant on your project. No serious contributor would stick around for long in an environment where a secret council makes all the big decisions. Furthermore, public discussion has beneficial side effects that will last beyond whatever ephemeral technical question was at issue:Karl Fogel “Producing Open Source Software”
The important part after this is that you need to “Nip Rudeness in the Bud”. Every contributor deserves respect as a person. Always.
I’d Really Rather You Didn’t Challenge The Bigoted, Misogynist, Hateful Ideas Of Others On An Empty Stomach. Eat, Then Go After The Bitches.
#5 on the 8 “I’d really rather you didn’ts” list, aka the sacred suggestions given by Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The best UX will often be no UI at all: if the customer gets your product and their problem goes away instantly with no further steps, that’s amazing.
Source: The dangerous “UI team”
In many situations, the standard tie has become de rigueur, and so commonplace that it is generally only noticeable in its absence. This is not something that can be said of the bow tie.
via Why you should wear a bow tie – weblog.masukomi.org.
The U.S. and France are moving to create an intelligence hub in Niger that could include a base, near Mali’s border, for American drones that could monitor al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali’s vast desert north, U.S. officials said Monday.
via U.S. to Expand Role in Africa – WSJ.com.