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On doing good work

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Why I keep having bad customer experiences.

Assuming the idea of a business (and us when we represent it) is to stay in business then it should aim to make the customer (a fellow person) happy as happy people are loyal.

This means the person needs to understand what the other person wants from the transaction to be happy. It also means both parties must understand the details of the transaction to know how this makes them happy. The product must be understood  to ensure maximum happiness.  And finally if the product or service offered is not making the customer happy then it’s the responsibility of a good business to help the customer find happiness another way. 

Doing good business is about understanding people, and having empathy. 

This is also why why car dealerships keep disappointing me. Stop pushing product. Start making people happy. 

When writing a script that invokes git stash, make sure the script is committed before running it, if it's in the same repository ;-)

It's wasteful to load all the site's css and javascript if the visitor only comes to visit one page.

Daily crossword puzzle but with the puzzle replaced with denying a consent dialogue.

I've just signed up for Zapier and Mailchimp to create a weekly email of an RSS feed containing any interesting articles I find. Hopefully that will both improve my Friday and stop the urge to share every interesting link.

Im trying to go paperless but logging into stuff to get my statements out Is as bad as getting paper. Any solutions?

The WordPress community is very excited about raising the minimum PHP version to one that's longer supported. ;-)

Writing a python script < reinstall pipenv < pyenv install new python < install Xcode commandline tools.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/behold-the-facebook-phishing-scam-that-could-... This is easily fixed: let us specify a login background in the preferences.