The Case For “Paw-ternity” Leave

It’s no secret that mandatory maternity and paternity leave is a big deal in the US, at least if you listen to the political debates.  I believe that Moms and Dads should be able to not only bond with their child at birth, but should be able to take them to dentist appointments and the…
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Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

SAN FRANCISCO — “Dog people” and “cat people” really do have different personalities, according to a new study. Source: Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

Working As Designed

The term Working as Designed, or WAD for short, is a much-hated term in the software business.  When a customer finds a feature missing and they’re told it’s WAD, they scream and rail against the system.  Working as Designed has become the equivelent of Poor Design. In real-life terms, we’re all working as designed.  And…
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Why Your Cat Scratches Everything In Sight

No, she’s not preparing to eat you. And no, I don’t think you should declaw your cat. Source: Why Your Cat Scratches Everything In Sight

Bonnets And Bowties

Saturday, May 7th, is the 142nd “greatest two minutes in sports”, also known as the Kentucky Derby.  Women wear their finest hats (the bigger the better), and men dress in their finest spring attire.  Mint Juleps are the drink of the day, and everyone cheers for their favorite horse to win. The Speak Easy in…
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