Sean Reiser

 

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So, the other day on ABC News Rahm Emanuel was discussing layoffs in the retail sector and suggested the Biden Administration,  ”Give them the tools [and say] 'Six months, you're going to become a computer coder. We'll pay for it.' And you'll get millions of people to sign up for that. They're not going back to parts of the retail economy and we need to give them a lifeline to what's the next chapter."

This is why I hate the term 'coder'.  It takes Application Development and reduces it to its simplest part.  Application Development is a craft, like carpentry.  Reducing it to just coding would be like reducing carpentry to hammering and telling people that they just need to learn to hammer.  The reason we have failures like the first Obamacare* site is this myth that anyone can be taken off the street and be competent in 6 months.  I’m 51, been writing code since I was 13 and I’m still learning everyday.

I believe in retraining.  I believe that some portion of retail employees might be able to become developers.  But the “teach them to code” mantra is downright insulting to me and anyone who takes this craft seriously.

*I mention the Obamacare site not as a knock on the Ex-President, just because it was one of the biggest blunders I could think of.

 

Thought of the moment:

Are any of my friends passionate enough to move to GA now so they can vote in the runoff?

 

Didn’t want to post this on Election Day, I wanted things to calm down and didn't want anyone thinking I was trying to make hay about it. Anne and I requested our mail in ballots on the same day. Anne got hers 2 days later, I never received mine. I hand delivered Anne’s to the polling place and voted in person without issue.  I got there at 7:00AM and was out by 8.

If I wanted to be conspiracy minded, I'd point out that I am not registered with either of the 2 major parties, but to be honest I just count this as postal incompetence.

Now, we live in NY, so the presidential results here were never in doubt.  

As we approach what might be the craziest night of our lives, I want to remind everyone to breathe easy, and relax.  Panic gets us nowhere.

Quick observation, ending talks is one of his tactics to get the other side to cave in to his demands.

hmmm. does anyone have the number of Trumps Accountant?

We can succeed only by concert. It is not "can any of us imagine better?" but, "can we all do better?" The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

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