Schlagwort: Fail

The Bad News Hat.

Something magic happened: the whole company flinched at the hat instead! Seriously, people were scared of the hat, but could separate that from the people wearing it.

Weird psychological hack, but it worked. I suggest something similar for everyone's incident procedures.

Lea Kissner

Toch niet.

Du bist manchmal doch nicht am besten
wenns dir eigentlich vielleicht doch nicht egal ist

frei nach Die Ärzte

Nine Nein Nein.

I got off a phone call with my mom, and proceeded to dial 911 just by typing and calling on my pixel. My phone got stuck immediately after one ring and I was unable to do anything other than click through apps with an emergency phone call running in the background. This is all while the phone informed me that it had sent my location to emergency services. Sadly I couldn't tell the person on the other end what apartment I was in, or what the actual emergency was as I was unable to speak to a human.


We determined that the issue was being caused by unintended interaction between the Microsoft Teams app and the underlying Android operating system.


Excel lent.

When the persons after Jan are suddenly called Feb and Mar, and when genes need to be renamed, then maybe, just maybe, we should reevaluate the software we are using?

Paid to fail.

One recent study determined that European universities spend roughly 1.4 billion euros a year on failed grant applications.

David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs