So I’ve been watching Branch with a fair bit of interest as of late (and not just because I’m working on a product in a similar space)
It’s pretty clear people agree that corporate culture is a big problem. There is blog post after blog post talking about what to do, or not to do, to create a great culture. Sadly, most of it though boils down to: Company X has a great corporate culture so just go cargo cult whatever magic sauce they’ve got going for them. Today’s suggestion is fix your e-mails dammit, if we could only stop sending such motivation destroying e-mails. Other days it’s those soul sucking meetings, won’t someone think of the agendas!?
Honestly, I think there is a critical ‘correlation equals causation’ fallacy going around here, which is that corporate culture can ever be a symptom rather than the cause. The fact is, culture is what is at the root of everything and everything that represents a good corporate culture stems from it rather than contributing to it.
Last Saturday I spent my precious weekend enjoying the Erlang Factory Lite Vancouver edition, a one-day Erlang extravaganza.
Now, since I don’t know all that much about Erlang—I’ve only managed to complete the 7 languages in 7 weeks section on it, which culminates in creating Tic-Tac-Toe—I’ve kept a running blog of my notes throughout the talks, for later reference and afterwards distilled it down into the summaries you see below. So essentially I’m live blogging with a two-day time delay (a little trick I learned from NBC).
So lets get started…
It may come as a bit of surprise to some, but the
change event on HTML text
inputs does not actually get triggered when the text changes. It is only
triggers after focus is lost (on the ‘blur’ event). This isn’t always a problem
but it comes up often enough for me to get fed up and create a jQuery plugin
This is the first real jQuery plugin I’ve really had the need to write. I’ve generally always found what I’ve needed by googling for it, or at least found something close enough to be easily modified for my purpose.