I like cover versions. At least I do when they're doing something interesting with the song. I don't really see the point of recording straight copies of songs - it would be like a tribute band making an album.
Thoughts on the web, the world, and work
Recently I had to investigate a strange bug that only happened on our pre-production environment. Code that was fine all through our other development and test environments was causing a white screen of death on the home page. Not good.
I spend a lot of time working. Too much time. I go home and I'm exhausted, and still I'm thinking about work. I don't get round to making plans to have a social life, because I work so much. And I'm not the only one.
Sometimes I think there's too much democracy in the workplace, and that what we need is benevolent dictatorship. There's too much taking account of how everyone feels about an issue, too much talking around the issues, too little action. In short, too many meetings.