1. BEC The Brighton Energy Co-operative website.
2. The Assayer A free scientific and other eBook website.
Scheduled completion English website: September 2021.
Hofstadter's rule: it always takes longer than you think, including factoring in Hofstadter's rule.
Adams's first rule: It always takes precisely three and a half times as long as a reasonable estimate, unless there is gratuitous help, when the reasonable estimate is correct.
The main reason for the apparent difference between Hofstader's rule and the partly researched Adams's first rule is that Hofstadter's rule does not factor in distractions. These can be
cognitive or physical. Our transactions can be with computers. Computer systems seem considerably more badly designed than they were 40 years ago. We interact with people. In
interfacing with incompetent social systems, we are faced with managers selected by a class system that rewards indolence. As a further swipe at the wealthy, they derive their education
in same-sex schools which encourage same-sex relationships. This should be viewed with compassion. Pupils at Eton are taught day-to-day movements of Roman Emperors. Frequently
they are unable to conceptualise a plug, much less how to fix one (I can't do the latter either). The result is that technical decisions are decided on fascist principles applied to technology
which amount to technological lunacy. The concern of fascist universities to teach management of social systems from the point of view of the maximisation of wealth rather than services,
results in decisions to protect embezzlements via global accountancy fraud which have no relationship to services, except that they should be reduced to save expenditure. So we have
worse services than we should. That may increase the time we spend unnecessarily on them.
Resequencing of distractions only improves these estimates by 5%.
Adams's second rule: In a successful day you could complete 50% of your ambitions. You attempt 20% of them unsuccessfully.