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Will get to this soon. Honest!

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Sep
5
comment Favoring Immutability in Database Design
I think it was more a matter of having an intuitive idea of a solution in mind, and wanting to run it by as many people as possible, and in the process realizing that this may not be the best solution to the problem I have. I may open a different question with the problem, provided I can't find it elsewhere.
Sep
5
comment Favoring Immutability in Database Design
Thanks for the answer. This perspective was just what I needed to realize that my intuition was confusingly trying to combine a couple of different ideas into a single pattern.
Aug
1
comment How quickly, and how severely, should one sound the alarm when things look suspicious?
It did, but I asked it anyway as an opportunity for other's either inform my opinion further, or to contradict it in ways I haven't yet thought about. All the deep thinking in the world won't necessarily help me in realizing my assumptions are wrong.
Aug
1
comment How quickly, and how severely, should one sound the alarm when things look suspicious?
thanks for the idea, and have already done so. I guess I should've included it in the context. After running it past them and finding that they'd rather have the alarming be overly zealous, this argument still persisted.
Aug
1
comment How quickly, and how severely, should one sound the alarm when things look suspicious?
Thanks for the answer. One detail I failed to provide in my question, the initial status report needs to be published at a particular time each day, so I may not have time to gather all the data I might need to answer all three of your questions. In this case, I only had enough time to answer the first, and only enough to discuss symptoms to a certain degree. I sent several follow-ups discussing things further before I arrived at the root cause.
Jul
24
comment Who can be called a good team player?
Helping colleagues save face in front of a manager is noble. However, can get wearying if you find yourself helping them save face a lot, especially if the same issue or set of issues keeps surfacing. There is a trade-off between camaraderie and defense of good standards, and sometimes there are actions that are deserving of a consequence to one's reputation, at least for a little while.
Jul
24
comment The difference between best practices and common sense?
@Patrick: it wasn't my intention to be all tricksy. Part of my asking of this question was to explore the understanding I had of these two concepts, especially of "common sense", up to this point. Any apparent trickery is probably just a sign that my intuition about these ideas is nowhere near perfect.