Why It’s Important to Capture Hours Worked, Even on Salary

This article quickly notes a few reasons why you, as an employee or an employer, will want the full hours of work recorded on any project, even for salaried employees. Some firms have a practice of limiting the hours recorded for salaried employees. These firms want to ensure that the employee works 40 hours, but … Read more Why It’s Important to Capture Hours Worked, Even on Salary

On Faith

This article points to five useful resources related to the concept of faith in Christianity. These resources defend the notion that faith and empiricism are complimentary rather than antagonistic. 1 – This Reddit Atheist Realizes that Atheists Engage in Faith Too I believe that other humans are conscious but to my knowledge it’s impossible to … Read more On Faith

Why Tax Cuts are Great Even if They Don’t Improve X

This article is in specific rebuttal to a recent WaPo piece complaining that the Trump Tax Cuts aren’t going to work. I briefly review the claims in the article, the tax plan itself, and some general theory. I. The Claims in the Article “Why are businesses investing so little when profits are so high? … … Read more Why Tax Cuts are Great Even if They Don’t Improve X

Yes, I Called the 2018 eth/btc Rebound

I previously predicted what would happen with Ethereum and Bitcoin at a temporal distance (here, here, here, and here, for example). I then called it again live at the turning point: Here’s today: As one friend noted, I was one of astonishingly few who neither called for a sustained bitcoin/eth/crypto crash nor a continued increase. … Read more Yes, I Called the 2018 eth/btc Rebound

Thomas Sowell’s Interesting Points on IQ

In his interview with Crowder, Sowell made at least four points I thought were interesting related to IQ, showing IQ to be more nurture and less genetic than previously thought: The first-born child has higher IQ than a later born child. The only child has a higher IQ than the average first-born child. Twins have … Read more Thomas Sowell’s Interesting Points on IQ

Project Oxygen and Cost Mitigation Value

In this article I argue that corporate management chiefly achieves value through cost mitigation, not genuine productivity enhancement. I do this in part by drawing on Google’s Project Oxygen, as well as my own experience. I previously discussed Google’s Project Aristotle which is tangential. In the eminent piece referenced by Google themselves, the New York … Read more Project Oxygen and Cost Mitigation Value

Business-Efficient Programming

Efficient programming without qualification generally refers to programming which is technically efficient. Technically efficient code optimizes performance while minimizing resource usage. That’s not what this article is about. Efficient programming has a number of secondary meanings, and I’m talking about a specific secondary meaning which I call business-efficient programming. I’m here to tell you what … Read more Business-Efficient Programming