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Measuring Unproductive Tasks

A useful profane metaphor for use in modern day software engineering.

Photo by Daniel Lincoln on Unsplash

I do warn you that although the metaphors in this article are reasonably colourful, they could have been a lot worse, so gird your loins, brush your hands, get a firm grip and let’s get right to the shovelling.

I’m always one for colourful metaphors, even more so when they relate to my day job toiling along in the heat…



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Dr Stuart Woolley

Worries about the future. Way too involved with software. Likes coffee, maths, and . Would prefer to be in academia. SpaceX, Twitter, and Overwatch fan.