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I can relate! On the downside, anything bad happens and there's no one else to blame!
Another advantage is working from home...made less enjoyable when the sr. partner likes working from my office better than her own, especially when she has a pet project and needs to direct me.
On another note, being the only dev here means that I don't always have time to take care of things like the company websites. We are now in negotiations with a designer who is going to rework one of our sites into a WordPress theme. Being in such a small company also means that I will be dragged into the design and content decisions, as I was when we recently reworked one of our user's guides. I'd rather be coding!
I'm worried about the bleeding hearts saying we shouldn't punish or even admonish criminals anymore because they were, "born that way."
Perhaps even suggest we pay them welfare (generously so they don't feel 'poor' enough to steal more), give them preference in jobs (coz not doing so = discrimination) etc. etc. etc.
on seconds thoughts, hmmm, doesn't sound so bad.... where should I go for brain smalleningsmallerizing reduction surgery?
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
Possibly, but so many of these studies take quite small samples. And there are so many reports like this on an almost daily basis (what you should eat, what you should not eat, etc.) that it is difficult to take any of them seriously.
I'm waiting for the follow-up research that proves that accessing the Internet has the effect of shrinking many people's brains.
Penny Arcade did some very closely related research on this subject years ago. The result was their (highly NSFW) GIFT (Greater Internet wad Theory).
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
People have said this in the past. Just after posting a simile about cooking and software development, it hit me hard how much more similar the two. More so then traditional "engineering" disciplines.
You get taught how to read a recipe and implement.
Then you learn that the recipe is at best a guide.
Each new project your recipe gets shorter, but the implementation time gets longer.
Day 1 - recipe is 5 pages long, has all the details, what tools you gonna use, methods described in detail.
Day 365 - a few bullet points, the world "cloud" on it own line. 👍 your good to go and implement the companies new payroll system.
But seriously. Cooking has many ways to do the same thing. Yes there are "traditional" methods. You want a roast turkey, it has to be X Y and Z. Then a vegan comes in and shows you can have the same flavour, taste and experience at 1/5th the cost, lower calories.
Yeah, but SOAP will always be better then this JSON thing. Wheres the types!!
I've had a lot more experience of Day 1 recipes that were, in their entirety: We want a program that will do everything for us, and is completely intuitive, so that no-one will need any training. You've got three weeks.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!