Do you want to get recognized for the hard work that you do? Julia Evans suggests writing a “brag document” — a comprehensive list of accomplishments and their impact within your company. But it’s not enough to simply keep it to yourself; she suggests sending it to peers and managers, especially if you have a performance review coming up. In her experience, they don’t take it negatively. Indeed, they’re said to be thankful, as it makes their job of evaluating her much easier.
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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