I used to do that with my .org file that I exported to TJP - it worked well, and the changelog & branching are fairly useful features.

@dekkzz78 If you're a sole manager working directly with engineers, I think it's very much doable. It's probably doable otherwise as well, but I didn't have the resources nor knowledge to do so.

In any case, good luck! It would be good to hear your thoughts about it after a while -- there's not much first-hand experience floating around.

@dekkzz78 It almost certainly would (with some standard caveats on files in shared folders), but that would mean that every PM in the company would:

0) have to use emacs;
1) need to have an intimate understanding of org-mode;
2) need to have an intimate understanding of TaskJuggler.

Making that happen was too ambitious of an undertaking for me. :)

@dekkzz78 In that case, you're in for a treat! :)

In my specific case, with the automatic assignment stuff in TaskJuggler, it would have been useful if a project manager of a specific sub-project could have a degree of autonomy, since I really didn't want to deal with that level of minutiae.

That wasn't possible, so the PMs' and my plans had a tendency to diverge unless I constantly updated the .tjp file. That wasn't very fun...

@dekkzz78 My main problem with TaskJuggler is similar to the one I have with -- the options for collaborative editing are non-obvious and questionably usable at best, and non-existent at worst.

That said, it's probably the best and most flexible way of managing projects I've found to date.

@dekkzz78 It's fairly easy to obtain BTC today if you have a credit card, especially for someone determined to hide something potentially embarrassing. :)

@dekkzz78 Not sure about the searching part, but I've used TaskJuggler in the past :). Not in a while now, though, and it was mostly through its integration, which I found to be working really well.

Also, if you have friends & family who you think could legitimately spend 500-1000 USD just to make sure no one knows they watch porn on the internet, perhaps suggest spending that money on therapy? Seems cheaper in the long-term, not to mention healthier...

Do talk to your friends & family about these scams, especially when they become this popular. People make all sorts of silly mistakes when they panic, especially if they're not well informed.

A depressing amount of Bitcoin addresses in those "blackmail" spam emails have deposits in the amount of the requested ransom. Not a bad business model, it seems...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe played a mean guitar back in '38. Inspired Chuck Berry and many others, I learned of her through Hugh Laurie's excellent blues covers (Didn't it rain). #music


This derailment of thought brought to you by my Twitter feed tonight:


in which a Google Cloud software engineer responds to a quotation from some unknown source, posted as an image.

yay metadata

yay discourse

I mean I know this is all we got, right now, but,

we used to have better messaging tools than the entire 2019 Social Media Ecosystem on Usenet

in the 1980s

heck we had better message-responding tools than this on FIDONET in the 1980s

"If you eat one other person, you've reduced your carbon footprint by 100%! If you *really* want to make a difference -- eat a pilot!"


I find shorter to be better, so a vote for "lezer"!

There's the good old npm drinking game where you grab a dictionary, choose a random noun, type `npm install {noun}` and drink a shot if you get a hit.

I totally agree.
However, I don't see this happening anytime soon.

Do we have to face the fact that humankind is too stupid to take care of the earth and we have to go down in catastrophes, watching the show in slo-mo? 🤔
#climate #capitalism

RT @JKCorden@twitter.com

Brilliant. This is brilliant.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JKCorden/status/11

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The instance by the group behind Razmjena vještina & the Hacklab in Mama, Zagreb.