Friday, November 1, 2013
today, or: November & a mistake
today: night frost
today: at home
today: with a cold
today: looking for winter books
today: returning to a slightly more normal rhythm
today: yellow leaves in the wind
also today: finding an embarrassing mistake in the database of a new project. realizing that there have been several hints so it, hiding in plain sight. only that everyone ignored them / didn't see them, as no one expected a mistake like that, and everyone was busy with other problems to solve.
trying to see it as a learning experience of how the human mind can shut down the focus. maybe even more so if it's a whole group that is involved in a project, everyone trusting that surely the others, the experts, would notice, that the slight mistake on the screen is a miniature mistake, some accidental wrong detail in a dataset.