What do happy veteran developers have in common with each other? Apparently, they all choose to do “Extra Work”. What is Extra Work? Ben Northrop explains that it’s not simply doing more of their regular tasks (“Normal Work”), but instead different yet still related endeavours; for example, it may be researching ways to streamline their project’s code. Although the Extra Work may not contribute to a set goal, the value developers see in it is real, keeping them happier in the long run.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here