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  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    As I recall Moorcock had a page of "Hahahahahaha" in "A Cure for Cancer" and books were really thin then. When I compare the shelf space for 10 Stross novels with those of Harrison or Asimov or Moorcock the contrast...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Dear Mr Stross, On my bookshelf is a row of books that you put there. They are among my favourites and I don't think that any of them have been read less than 4 times. They are a joy to...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    "Now... y'all have heard me rant how the MBA destroyed the US" MBA = More Bad Analysis. The idea that everything is a process and all workers are identical. For people who do detail its so wrong its astonishing. For...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Similarly, I too have no idea how the organisations you mention operate. I have however been told that Dstl has traditionally had a defence scientist at the helm until the latest boss. His background is in industry and he was,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    The head of a Civil Service organisation is often a person with little or no experience of the the work of the organisation they head - in the same way that the current Head on the NHS has no medical...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    "I'd like to ask if anybody else shared my reaction to the idiocy of shutting down the old organisation while its replacement was only in the planning stage" You've never worked for the Civil Service then? :)...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    And agile programming produces such bug free software!...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Okay, I give up. When did the language turn to shouty gibberish? This is usually a stimulating area discussion area that is a good read, but theres a high percentage rant at the moment. So, some people think JC is...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Mr Stross, Don't worry about it. Yeah, you your joints might creak a bit and looking in the mirror may not be a real joyfest anymore but you're only old when you need a care worker to open the wine...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLOND
    Sorry, the idea that the FCO has the cream of the Civil Service struck me as unlikely. I think its more likely to be where they put those who appear outwardly intelligent, in a PPE sort of way, but who...
  • Commented on Competition Redux!
    Email sent on Sunday....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    To: All staff, residual staff and attached undead. Re: Adjudication - Professional Practices Case# 314. Background Staff will be aware of the recent security breach via which detailed accounts of Acme Cleaning Services activities have been released into the public...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    To: All team Leaders and Residual Herders From: Acting Head, Human Resources and Director SHEF In light of recent events, please evaluate the mental stability of staff BEFORE informing them of the results of their latest Annual Personal Review. An...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    To: All team Leaders and Residual Herders From: Acting Head, Human Resources and Director SHEF In light of recent events, please evaluate the mental stability of staff BEFORE informing them of the results of their latest Annual Personal Review. An...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    "a Chinese porcelain teapot, decorated with demon motifs, is not an appropriate gift for DSS Angleton." Superb. I wish I had thought of that Oscar. Sounds like the diversity training refresher course is needed. Abandon all hope......
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Staff are reminded that ectoplasm is not a suitable replacement for KY jelly. Even if it is cheaper....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    A properly constructed and signed off Software Project Plan is an essential part of any well designed, tested, accredited and validated software solution. “Quick and dirty” hacks are not a professionally approved development route in any non-CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN scenario....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Staff are reminded that the "Burn Bag" is available for the disposal of sensitive materials in an approved and appropriate manner consistent with Standing Orders, JSP 400 and the Department's green credentials. And yes, we would like the Commercial Team...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
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