If you're a manager, and your employee is surprised by a poor performance review, you deserve an even worse performance review.
United States higher education in one sentence: Still paying my wife's student loans as we open new ones for my son who starts in 2 weeks.
Never, ever de-emphasize empathy if you want to do meaningful work. Empathy is not a bug, it is THE feature of high performers.
DevOps (n): The practice of spending countless hours appeasing automation tools because of a fear of shell scripts, SSH, and for loops.