Thursday 26 November 2020

Email spam

"I'm going to be honest with you, David - you're not off to the best start..."

One of the downsides of a website contact page is that you can't block individual spammers because the From: email address is your own website.

About the only thing that can make you feel OK about spam is receiving something this funny

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Women's portraits at Joomla: Nicky Veitch

I'm very honoured to be interviewed this month in the French blog as part of their "Women At Joomla" series.


Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

Good question! 😕

Via Harvard Business Review:

Summary: Why are so few women in management positions? The popular explanations range from women just aren’t capable of being leaders to women just don’t want to be leaders. According to the author, however, the absence of women in leadership roles has less to do with women themselves and more to do with how we interpret leadership traits. Confidence – a trait more associated with men – is often misinterpreted as competence. As a result, charismatic, but incompetent men have fewer barriers to reach the top than women. Individuals in positions to promote and hire managers should think more critically about what seems like a leadership trait versus what is an actual leadership trait. They will find that arrogance and overconfidence – the characteristics that get men into management positions – are also the characteristics that cause poor performance.