This reminds me of a notion I had the other day that admiration for tech geniuses leads them into their own Dunning-Kruger zone. Very smart people convince themselves that because they know one field very well they are incapable of being ignorant about others. https://t.co/Lkk2XE9Ttd
— Shane Ivey, maker of horror & adventure games (@shaneivey) April 28, 2020
BTW, if you are an old fart like me, and your omission stings, sit with that feeling a bit. It's legitimate and real, and may be unfamiliar. The discomfort may help you better understand how others feel when not accounted for by default.
I like to think firefighters are the one noteworthy exception. It is a choice and the pay isn't great compared to the difficulty to actually make it, at least in France. It isn't a career you can use as a last resort if everything else fails like the military for example.
I could see nurses being in the same category, although I have less second-hand experience with the choice of becoming a nurse and the difficulty to make it.
Insurance and pensions are two activities where actually providing the service to users directly goes against making profits and as such probably shouldn't be allowed to be carried out by for profit companies.
And remember, bad docs are NOT a problem with the junior engineer, it's a problem with your more senior engineers writing incomprehensible docs and assuming too much knowledge and not linking to references to fill in the missing pieces.
Shæ has hit the point where he can now explore well enough to get himself in trouble. In order to do this he jumped off the couch yesterday, and is now crying his eyes out because we wont let him play on the stairs.
Isn't it fun how the Linux folks constantly go NIH over every single thing out there, totally ignoring the lessons that other folks got out of implementing stuff way before them and then complain why their broken APIs are not considered standard?
I have often thought about this. The most obvious is an Ars Magicka style game, where instead of the schools being inherit to the PC, place the schools in items, and allow mastery. Meaning different kinds of spells are available based on your choices.
BTW, here is a thing I like about FF7 that merits tabletop use.
Most magic comes from widgets called "Materia", but you can just consider them widgets. Each widget does one thing, sometimes in degrees. So it might boost your HP, or it might allow you to cast three fire spells.
Tightly schooled systems work well for this. Although, having Fate skills attach to Materia works well too. Especially if you take a note from FFVII and let different Materia level up, and then allow it to move between PCs while keeping its levels.
Seriously, and trying to sell it on "But if you make the players happy, they might bring you snacks!" Can we drop this feed the DM trope? He's not a gnomic wizard that lives in that diagonal closet in your attic unless you're playing, he's your regular ass friend!
— System Mastery (CW: Pretty Rude Jokes) (@SystemMastery) April 21, 2020
Literally - during these events, the fact that no one leaves their house for a few months is going to change things. And then that will cause shit to be weird. Weird is weird, and we need to accept that.
Single indicators being weird for the duration doesn't mean things are destroyed. They are only really destroyed if we assume they are.
No, of course it isn't specific to this crisis but just about any crisis.
Casualty counters, economic indicators, currency rates (these are likely not a thing in the US unless one is into investment). "It has gone worse by 12 more! Update - 16 more! Compared to yesterday it is 5 extra bad things!"
Most people have no idea how to interpret these figures or interest even but watching digits running creates distress.
aboard the fictional vessel The Shepherd, everything is a monument. the ship was built over hundreds of years by numerous successive generations. everything from its materials to its software are masterpieces developed by guilds and syndicates with enduring traditions of excellence. it doesn’t phase them that things take many lifetimes, because everything is a monument. a cathedral. a wonder of existence. they take the time to make things that last.
capitalism cannot produce such things. “in the long run we’re all dead” they say, and it makes them short-sighted. they cannot conceive of the communal life that outlasts any individual, so rather than work to enrich it they can only cheat it for their own gain.