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    I use Leuchtturm notebook: http://www.amazon.com/Leuchtturm-Medium-Notebook-Squared-LBL12/dp/B002CV5H4Y

    The pages are numbered, and comes with a blank index at the beginning. Its pretty awesome.

    As for my “random note during the day”, I use Remember the Milk on my phone https://www.rememberthemilk.com. They have a single icon widget that lets you instantly jot down anything that gets added to a list for future review.

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      Thanks, this looks like exactly the kind of notebook for me.

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      Unfortunately, long weekends and holidays are when infrastructure, websites, etc are the most vulnerable. Often there is a skeleton crew left, and often they come from the bottom of the engineering totem pole.

      The ability to firefight is both hampered technically and logistically. I feel sorry for however much time Linode wasted escalating to the senior NOC network engineers.

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        I can’t even begin to describe how much of a loss this has been. We honestly had (and have) developers who think that changing all the line-ending whitespace was really important. Or that whether there are some “legacy” K&R-style prototypes actually matters. These people go around committing non-functional changes, which makes source management (and specifically patching and merging) really painful, and which, unfortunately, also often breaks things accidentally. What’s worse is that sometimes they don’t even bother trying to compile it, much less test it. I wish I was making this up; I wish more that I had made these people go away a long time ago.

        Unfortunately these people exist everywhere. They seek to make themselves look busy/important, while changing the code to make themselves feel more comfortable. Its the Peter Principle in code.