This is very true. I use RescueTime to monitor my output. This works for me because of the menial nature of much of my work in addition to ensuring that I'm completely honest in my logs / productivity scoring.
I shoot for eight "very product hours" (+2) per day. Even though the standard workday is considered eight hours, it's pretty difficult for me to hit such a target without invest 10-11 hours of what I would call pretty distraction free work. I'm self employed, so I'm able to avoid a large amount of the normal worktime lost to meetings, chitchat, and the like.
Comparing eight hours of "very productive" rescuetime output feels as if it would be comparable to about 12+ hours standard in a normal work enviroment.
Often, when I hear people exclaiming that they've put in a 70hour/week or whatnot I wonder how many very productive rescuetime hours that would correlate to... 50? 40?
I see the Getting Started developers intro, but I'm having trouble visualizing what this can look like purely from the customers side. Do you have any live implementations you can link to as an example of a Stripe integration?
Stripe doesn't communicate directly with your users, so there is no standard look from a customer's perspective. We're providing the tools to build your own payment forms hosted on your own website. Perhaps in the future we'll look into helping by communicating more directly to customers.
Not until there is the political will to accept millions of US losses. Our current engagements are a walk in the park compared to what "bringing regime change" to North Korea entail. I'd wager that there hasn't been another large populace so thoroughly brainwashed in modern history- Nazi Germany isn't even comparable to "the hermit kingdom."
I think you're totally wrong, there's no idealogical support for the regime there. The military support him because he makes them 1st class citizens and they know it's the only way they can eat. The civilians are just scared to death and trying to survive.
And there wouldn't be millions of US losses, we would never put ourselves in that situation. It would be relentless airstrikes aiming at disabling air defenses/artillery positions and decapitation of the regime. The problem would be mass civilian casualties in south korea.
Perhaps, however I think its hard to brainwash starving masses turning to cannibalism fleeing the country in thousands across the border to China. The German Nazi regime was well fed and well equipped.
We have seen a negligible (and debatable) conversion rate increase using Trust Guard. However, it's much cheaper than any of the alternatives- so cheap that we opt to have it despite concrete evidence of it's success.
I agree with you in that all of these certs are a sham, but I would argue that for many customers of standard e-commerce (especially online retail) operations they are another thing going in your favor in attempts to appear as a professional outfit.
I'd never put any credence in a seal, but there are many customers that may. It's not worth a $1000/year to us, but it is worth ~$125/year.