It’s crunch time at work and that always makes my mental landscape a little weirder than usual. This time it’s all about the metaphors.
- Being a team lead is like being both the navigator and the pilot in C.J. Cherryh’s “Hellburner” – macro view (navigator/lead) and micro view (pilot/developer) simultaneously.
- Our intranet is like a Minecraft world, there are deep mines full of mostly useless dirt and cobblestone but there’s veins of gold and redstone down in there somewhere. And, of course, there’s lava. Watch out!
- We’re going to mine that good stuff and build a beautiful, massive building with it up above where everyone can see it, but since we’ve never played Minecraft before, we’re going to die a bunch of times along the way.