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Glen Mailer @glenathan Sheffield, UK

I'm a software developer at @CircleCI and a recreational triathlete. I have many opinions, they are usually mine. he/him

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Joined Twitter 6/19/09


"there's been six months of research leading up to this!" "cool, was anyone in this room involved?" ummm
Retweeted by Glen MailerExec summary of this gem by @carltonreid: New study offers proof that motorists are impatient around bike riders… https://t.co/GgCA9K0g11
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7/2
2020
@csswizardry That extra second’s got to be doable, right?This “only manifestation of architecture that matters is the one in the code” is misleading in a harmful way. How w… https://t.co/VfuXQByNtV
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @johnwrote Ah, most people I know tend to put a small bets on to make sport less boring @johnwrote I don’t see how this is in any way controversial. On average everyone is down by the house edge. The k… https://t.co/iWrrPZwgiM @mipsytipsy The goal isn’t to have people read stuff, the reading is there to serve a real outcome If the comms ar… https://t.co/MOJvR4OLTU
7/1
2020
@LucyDavinhart I’m stumped!
6/30
2020
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Retweeted by Glen Mailer @maartengm @patrickdebois I was thinking about the “fast startup” aspect, but I suppose it doesn’t technically exte… https://t.co/VeHnTyAYEV @agile_geek @kvlly What I often found was that the person who had hired me and paid me was different from the perso… https://t.co/C5thwBSiDH @agile_geek @kvlly Perhaps I needed to go higher then! @agile_geek @kvlly I don’t think this does help much, but it can soften the blow for the ignored expert @maartengm @patrickdebois I’d say this is part of factor 9 - disposability. The main issue is that different peopl… https://t.co/NVfFz1xJyH"I often find where places struggle with prioritization it’s not a “prioritization” problem per se, but rather a st… https://t.co/fPyqOG9mjE
Retweeted by Glen Mailerstares directly into the eyeballs of the tech industry (via https://t.co/EWm5TzT8ot) https://t.co/8m3umz4Me3
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6/29
2020
@thattommyhall Community, 30 Rock, New Girl @MartinDotNet @robbowley The only thing stopping you from using production APIs for integration testing is imaginat… https://t.co/4zPaQAOUuL100% to this re: testing against other internal teams' APIs. Never use their test environments, treat them just lik… https://t.co/9NJs4xNtYG
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6/28
2020
@TomNomNom @csswizardry Waitrose is usually a good shout toowhen your masculinity is so fragile that you'd rather risk contracting the deadly disease than wear the grown up ma… https://t.co/KFtGfM7Ztw
Retweeted by Glen MailerIt’s often frustrating to managers and #product managers to see how much engineers “don’t get the customers and the… https://t.co/25kxEccJci
Retweeted by Glen Mailer"What if the comments are out of date?" It happens. It's annoying and costs me time. But the time I lose is a fract… https://t.co/WJliHSqMJr
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @RichardShawLD @timhuggan @SheffieldGreens It’s the bickering with the other opposition rather than calling out the… https://t.co/r7FXnyLl9s @RichardShawLD @timhuggan @SheffieldGreens I think if you disagree with the decision that was made your ire should… https://t.co/0h7o96Je26
6/27
2020
Social distancing in Parisian cafés today: https://t.co/armOGkEARu
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @timhuggan @RichardShawLD @SheffieldGreens Maybe during a pandemic where people’s plans are mostly out of the windo… https://t.co/PiQLPwKtUj @nickwperry I’d rather get halfway to an aggressive target than move the goalposts again and see people fall short of that toothese were the same fucking day https://t.co/nqXySaumAM
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @johncutlefish I always say there’s two types of deadline: A real one - like Christmas A made up one - like most of… https://t.co/tUvjzkWCFV
6/26
2020
Dear British media, Please can you stop talking about “bailing out” councils. The banks needed bailing out becaus… https://t.co/PmrwQegtq6
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6/25
2020
Would members and friends complete this survey #cyclingfamily Good to be asked our opinion @SYPOperationshttps://t.co/x5GqSJeiXl
Retweeted by Glen MailerOne of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the Permission to Not Know. The world is an endless branching p… https://t.co/tmdA72m1db
Retweeted by Glen Mailer“the single biggest cost burden on most households and most businesses is a kind of fee, paid by poor people to ric… https://t.co/IbhHJLSCDp
Retweeted by Glen MailerGot my end of shielding letter. Again, it reinforces that I need to do "strict social distancing" come August, but… https://t.co/TpoxlQShic
Retweeted by Glen MailerA surprising number of problems can be solved by finding someone who’s solved them before and paying them for advice.
Retweeted by Glen Mailer▪️Over 60000 deaths ▪️Highest death rate in Europe ▪️Highest excess death rate in the world ▪️Failed to protect car… https://t.co/yq9dGKHFgz
Retweeted by Glen MailerWhat's a modal filter? Is it safe to cycle? Where is all the car traffic going to go if roadspace is reallocated to… https://t.co/eWsHZZLpEy
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6/24
2020
I love RFCs/decision records that are super upfront about the *disadvantages* of the path chosen. There's rarely on… https://t.co/EMcnfdxSpH
Retweeted by Glen MailerImagine if our politicians reacted to a driver killing 3 pedestrians in the same way as they did to a slaver statue… https://t.co/rIsCzgzCBN
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6/23
2020
Poverty can be reduced while the economy tanks because "the economy" is a code phrase for "the health of corporatio… https://t.co/iSydX7Qxul
Retweeted by Glen Mailer£340m for one junction. The entire Emergency Active Travel Fund is £250m. https://t.co/5xdyd7Jm23
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6/22
2020
@KoftheP @GlynCowlishaw @PeakDistrictUK Yep, car park, toilets and cafe (takeaway hatch) are all open, they had que… https://t.co/PgWU92OT8a
6/21
2020
In the last 15 years, the Civil Service is the *only* office-based organisation with which I've worked where employ… https://t.co/H92sWotJ5V
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6/20
2020
@WalkRunRideShf @CycleSheffield @AntiquesQuarter @sheffcitycentre @BroomhillS10 @livingstreets @PeteZanzotterahttps://t.co/SC6uprYR2H
Retweeted by Glen MailerI really love this "Public Figures" statue by Korean artist Do Ho Suh. https://t.co/AqDsWGJ0i0
Retweeted by Glen MailerAdults: “The UK is too rainy and hilly for cycling.” Children: “Bring it.” https://t.co/FWkQwxT2fq
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6/19
2020
@simonw You could perhaps avoid reading or writing cookies apart from on your trusted Origin? @JamesAlmond Someone called Joesph used my email to sign up for a casino, I get an email every time he logs in!Every single thing in tech is learnable. Most of it isn't that hard, it's just unfamiliar. Some of it is very hard,… https://t.co/LOk93ixOrg
Retweeted by Glen MailerBREAKING: A review chaired by Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts has said taking public control of buses or creati… https://t.co/krZcxOv4TM
Retweeted by Glen MailerGarden villages locking-in car dependency, says report. BBC article by @RHarrabin. https://t.co/uTfF0jwW7t Diagram: https://t.co/TJzpOWhsq8
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6/18
2020
1) Have a look at safest places in the world to ride a bike and see what they advocate. 2) look at least safe pla… https://t.co/PqXrsX15eL
Retweeted by Glen MailerThere is a common theme to every step in how the government has fucked its coronavirus response, and I'll spell it… https://t.co/kstc8dFFlp
Retweeted by Glen MailerWalk/Bike/recovery-‘A DfT report found in 2014 that investing in cycling brings huge economic, social, and health b… https://t.co/yLEKaDhw2W
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6/17
2020
@cyclingtiger @CycleSheffield @PeteZanzottera @DexterJohnstone @Bob_of_Hills @AnarchicAli Who do we need to lobby t… https://t.co/Z7eP8nnMYkFor anyone still following this (I know, yawn) SYP have now apologised for dismissing the evidence based on my mode… https://t.co/sw3jN6hWao
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @katie_fenn Are there any real alternatives? I don’t understand how a business aimed at a large market without any… https://t.co/kM86owQcJN
6/16
2020
@ReinH I love using Ruby for this! The only reason I stopped was because of the Ruby version incompatibilities duri… https://t.co/Hrt2h1bnbE @agile_geek @DThompsonDev I think this is a bit reductive. Being able to continuously educate yourself is a key dev… https://t.co/1KskfBiwvJAn open letter to @jk_rowling https://t.co/K6TrOhcGEk
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6/15
2020
I want to make a site called Amazoff where you type in anything you would normally buy off Amazon but instead it se… https://t.co/tAcE7OlB0H
Retweeted by Glen MailerIn Kanban, when some necessary thing is happening too slowly, the team “swarms.” Everybody stops what they’re doing… https://t.co/syPfOUS6jw
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6/14
2020
@katie_fenn Oo, was it busy out there? I’ve been avoiding it lately because I assume it’ll be packed @fold_left You can press `y` to toggle to an absolute URL with a hash in it
6/13
2020
@nickwperry Oh cool! We need to get upgraded soon 😞 @nickwperry Core k8s could be more helpful here though - like tracking the source of changes to resources. @nickwperry I suppose technically it is, but I want a good system for syncing the desired state of my kube config @nickwperry It still annoys me that k8s config isn’t a synchronising desired state-based system
6/12
2020
Are you confused about why everyone is so pissed off at JK Rowling the last few days? A cisgendered girl tries to e… https://t.co/eYDeLWKtCf
Retweeted by Glen MailerSince JK Rowling has blocked any reply to this litany of half-truths and transphobic dogwhistles, I thought I'd cat… https://t.co/hoiol1ae2l
Retweeted by Glen MailerThose who say we should leave statues up for their educational value are going to be so upset when they hear what's… https://t.co/KnSJHSdZSk
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6/11
2020
@atmarc It also seems to have a great community, an excellent package manager, and actively prioritises developer ergonomicspeople have put so much energy into chasing the dream of bringing prod data, prod use cases, prod edge cases into t… https://t.co/Gh4vBhPwuZ
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Retweeted by Glen MailerOh no, I'm going to tackle Rowling’s tweet. You know the one. I'll get it out of the way and then go back to what a… https://t.co/fjKhCqe1rs
Retweeted by Glen Mailer'Imagine that not cyclists and pedestrians, but drivers need to ask permission to cross the street?' No need to im… https://t.co/PHM5RErp6r
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6/10
2020
@simonw I think any one-way hash would do that. If you need a single value then you could treat it as an encoding… https://t.co/Sz1PT72qw1 @simonw What’s the threat model you’re trying to protect against here?The photo op: The reality: https://t.co/Q4mADtsh9n
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6/9
2020
All this hand wringing over that statue absolutely epitomises the British sentiment that, yes, racism does sound a… https://t.co/qJSmF3kvXC
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6/8
2020
Just discovered I’m more of a bike nerd than a computers nerd these days because when I saw FTP I didn’t think of f… https://t.co/3IXl0sKFkX @ctford @jonathoda @settface When you’re trying to trace a bug and you see an immutable value passed to a function… https://t.co/eQaRai8hU8"In our setup, leadership is ambiguously split between the eng manager (EM) and prod manager (PM). It’s a partnersh… https://t.co/zS32o5bxZv
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6/7
2020
#TheWeekInTory 1. The govt reduced the UK-wide coronavirus alert level on the advice of the “Joint Biosecurity Ce… https://t.co/AJ3iZ4Sj96
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6/6
2020
@johnwrote I bet Rob Morris would be yo for that. Do you already have his contact info?How often does the statement "this is too expensive" really means "we are not willing to incur explicit cost now ev… https://t.co/VchKEJ3AQr
Retweeted by Glen MailerPeople involved in writing press releases, web content etc about this sort of thing: Instead of "Random Street to… https://t.co/xgrZ5ZMw4b
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @johncutlefish It’s almost like “data” isn’t a thing, without a subject, without a concrete instance and purpose.… https://t.co/ZgbqwkEJsr
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @kornys @berndschiffer Even the official Scrum Guide stopped using the word commitment https://t.co/xIR1q7n0K7 IN 2011!!!!
6/5
2020
Imagine being a cop knifing water bottles and thinking YES I AM DOING SOME GOOD POLICEWORK TODAY https://t.co/lcZLUgCGiJ
Retweeted by Glen Mailer @BryanFinster @davefarley77 Yeah, you definitely need to loop in finance and others on this sort of thing. Flaggin… https://t.co/VLjrufRyI0 @BryanFinster @davefarley77 This reminds me, I often advise people looking to improve their deployment pipeline: S… https://t.co/Adgj1Eaxz1 @BryanFinster @davefarley77 A bit of investment can produce a huge confidence boost and help convince others to aba… https://t.co/QkfkySM8XD @BryanFinster @davefarley77 Back when I worked at a betting firm we had a production test which kept placing bets o… https://t.co/Palbyz0rlB @BryanFinster @davefarley77 For sure - the sort of e2e smoke testing I’m advocating for is the sort that takes a couple of minutes @BryanFinster @davefarley77 I like to get my e2e confidence from test-in-production approaches - that way if the re… https://t.co/yjvxcLYBXo @BryanFinster @davefarley77 I think I agree with your blogpost though: Relying primarily on e2e is a bad idea The… https://t.co/N66idW1Cft
6/4
2020

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