In the spirit of what-the-fuck-else-am-I-going-to-do-for-four-hours, though, I’m going to start back at the beginning.
I remember hearing that in the software design classes I took in undergrad. It sounded logical at the time.
Maybe it's true that 0.05% of the time when you're starting a new project? Or maybe when your goal is to delegate pieces to your reports, rather than work on it yourself?
But there's so much more to it.
The gate area was full of executives and there’s still over an hour left before boarding starts
Turns out, that makes people who act like you look 10x better than everyone else. BETTER FIRE THOSE OTHERS. THEY’RE NOT A CULTURE FIT.
I took some deep cleansing breaths. I’m ready to leave my skepticism behind and fully move on to the actual book.
The former: maybe sorta
The latter: #nope
In which a successful programmer analyzes how they think, so they can help others understand what it takes to succeed. But they lack the self-awareness to realize that their success was due more to circumstance than to their attributes or actions.
Always a hard pass.
It’s also related to our brains’ insatiable desire to make a narrative out of...well, everything, but especially our own past.
But don’t worry - I took the day off tomorrow, and what better way to pass the time??
I guess I need to write the book that moves us past it😛