I don't want to start a debate on whether vaccine mandates are a good idea or not, but assuming that a government is committed to enforcing them for all medical personnel but is concerned that they will have to fire an untenably large proportion of the essential workforce, why don't they do as the roman legions did and draw lots?
Every day/week/month, everyone who isn't vaccinated gets put into a pot, some percentage of the names are drawn, and those that are lose their jobs. Would that have close to the same effect? Is it any less fair than firing them all on the first day?
You could say that it's not safe to have unvaccinated workers around the ill, but it's also not safe for hospitals to lose significant chunks of their workforce all at once. There must be some number between 0% and 100% of loses per unit of time that allows for a minimisation of the numbers of unvaccinated healthcare workers whilst maintaining adequate staffing numbers, given an institution's capacity for hiring and training.
Just an interesting optimisation problem
Controversial opinion: I don't think TDD makes sense for most CRUD software. It makes sense if you're writing software with a defined input domain and output codomain, like a database engine or a CLI utility, especially where a breaking change has a huge impact, but if your API has O(1) consumers then it's a very high cost to pay for little benefit.
TIL The least populous city in England is the City of London, as bizarre as that sounds. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/dec/08/marazion-cornish-town-with-1440-residents-seeks-to-become-the-uks-smallest-city
I was taking with some people from outside the industry over the weekend, and it actually makes me angry that the only “tech” news that reaches normal folk is the corporate talking points; the headlines aimed to boost stock prices and parroted by journalists. They think that the innovative stuff happening in the industry is stuff like NFTs and whatever it is that the metaverse is meant to be (I’m actually yet to find an actual engineer who cares).
The latest issue of Tales From The Dork Web is now available at https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/escaping-the-webs-dark-forest covering public/private online spaces, how we design hellscapes, how non-commercial platforms inherit design features and a bit of thinking fast and slow.
I'm not one to share (or even read) such things, but this is just such a beautiful sentiment and an acceptance of the end that is truly inspirational.
@hafnia Favorite recent joke:
Can you believe my neighbor knocked on my door at two in the morning?
Two in the morning!
Luckily I was still up playing my bagpipes.
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