are you working with software?

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if you work with software you should be browsing https://dev.to/

it is a community of programmers by programmers

the site makes it easy to stumble upon new usable information everyday

anyway, if you aint in the mood to be productive today why not vent-out and rant away at https://devrant.com/?

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Reliable COVID19PH News Sources

https://ncovtracker.doh.gov.ph/
if you are a web developer, i highly suggest you do not make your own version if you will just scrape data from DOH sources as you will be adding unneeded load on their servers each time you scrape data.

Misinformation is very dangerous, be careful of random news being circulated at facebook by random people.
My Rule of thumb is to always find the Facebook Page of an Official Government Agency (And on some cases Known Individuals who are delivering unbiased news)

Here are some of the sources I personally use and recommend to my friends

Department Of Health COVID19 (NCOV) Tracker

https://ncovtracker.doh.gov.ph/
if you are a web developer, i highly suggest you do not make your own version if you will just scrape data from DOH sources as you will be adding unneeded load on their servers each time you scrape data.

Lung Center of the Philippines (its Doctors) Facebook Messenger Bot

a page where actual doctors respond

https://www.facebook.com/COVIDAskForce/

Department of Transportation

for updates on available transportation rules and regulations

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DOTrPH/posts

Sakay.ph COVID Transportation Dashboard

for updates on available transportation routes

https://covid19.sakay.ph/COVID-19-Transport-Dashboard-0ff995a7940642f3ad45085720f785d6

Earthshaker (via Facebook)

for easy to digests tidbits of infographics on your feed about current events

https://www.facebook.com/earthshakerph/

The Bus Factor and why every team lead should know this.

from deviq.com

A project’s bus factor (or truck factor) is a number equal to the number of team members who, if run over by a bus, would put the project in jeopardy. The smallest bus factor is 1. Larger numbers are preferable. Essentially, a low bus factor represents a single point of failure within the team.

from wikipedia

The bus factor is a measurement of the risk resulting from information and capabilities not being shared among team members, derived from the phrase “in case they get hit by a bus.” It is also known as the bread truck scenario, lottery factor, truck factor,[1] bus/truck number, or lorry factor.

The concept is similar to the much older idea of key person risk, but considers the consequences of losing key technical experts, versus financial or managerial executives (who are theoretically replaceable at an insurable cost). Personnel must be both key and irreplaceable to contribute to the bus factor; losing a replaceable or non-key person would not result in a bus-factor effect.

tldr; if a key perso is hit by a bus, can operations continue?

Sample Scenario #1 there one key person doing a role without backups, this results in a bus factor of 1, with a fault tolerance of 0 if that person gets hit by a bus, there is 0 recovery, operations is affected

Sample Scenario #2 there are two key people doing a role with absolute information, this results in a bus factor of 2, with a fault tolerance of 1 we can get by if 1 gets hit by a bus, operations run as usual (but may have some slow downs if certain knowledge/skills are only known by the poor guy which was run over by the bus)

Is your operations rattled each time a key-role leaves the team?

if you answer is yes, then its a sign that you have a low BUS FACTOR and you need to increase it.

As a team,department, organization-in-general we should be aware of this concept,and actively discuss how to increase it for business continuity.