Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
Make the Ordinary Come Alive, William Martin (via Selena & Julie)

(via champagnetoasts)

dbareactions:

When we open the floodgates and the Business Analysts enthusiastically writing their own queries and reports…badly. (HT @LordOfTheData)

dbareactions:

When we open the floodgates and the Business Analysts enthusiastically writing their own queries and reports…badly. (HT @LordOfTheData)

dbareactions:

When the developers ask if I’m available for a deployment on Sunday morning

dbareactions:

When the developers ask if I’m available for a deployment on Sunday morning

Joe Stump on why firing brilliant a-holes is required to build a great engineering culture

Hahaha, this is so true.