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Can I just gloat for a minute?

One of my teams has a quarterly "Yak Shaving Day" (or week) which is cool but the coolest part is the graphic they have for this edition:
mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_R

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@cwebber my backup libera.chat username is goat-g :)

@Greg Oh wow... thanks to your post I discovered the expression "Yak Shaving" and projects.csail.mit.edu/gsb/old 😍 I need to illustrate this asap.

@Greg 😆 Here is a sketch.

I'm not sure the sentences I wrote for the speechbubbles works, are catchy and/or sounds good English.

Any quick proofread/dialog help from anyone native English speaker reading this thread is welcome. :blobcatheart:

@Greg @liw Thanks! I'll correct and I'll use it for a blog post tomorrow. 👍

@Greg
What is yak shaving day?

I know about the dependency chasing activity. And a quick search tells me Ren and Stimpy had a day named that.

What do you do on this day?

@kingannoy the etymology comes from projects.csail.mit.edu/gsb/old

Basically, work on the things that are blockers for other work you are supposed to be doing that aren't necessarily what you're supposed to be doing :)

And hopefully self-contained and don't need a lot of interaction/review from other teams, but that's mostly because we're time boxing it and want people to get movement/things done.

@Greg
I couldn't imagine how that would work as a activity. But now you confirmed it, and I thought about it some more, there are some yaks that I should be shaving.

Never thought about it in that way before, always saw yak shaving as unnecessary detours, but often shaving them saves you time in the long run 😅

I also didn't know the original etymology, I only knew the classic Malcolm in the Middle explainer gif. Thanks for that 😃

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