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I don't think there's a single enterprise developer who could pass this process.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on How to Hire a Programmer at Coding Horror
I'm the one percent that's the exception to this rule. I hate playing games. I hate scores. If I see carrots and sticks I run in the other direction. I liked the old CompuServe forums. Very plain. No games. I just asked and answered questions without competing against anybody for recognition.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2011 on The Gamification at Coding Horror
As to the top of your post where you talk (a la The Donald) about doing what you love, I find there are three kinds of people: 1. What they love to do has inherent economic value. 2. What they love to do could have economic value if someone else who understands the value in what they do continually assigns them tasks with value. 3. What they love to do has no useful economic value. People in the first group have a clear path. They are not guaranteed success but they can pursue it independently. People in the second group depend on effective managers to be successful. They could become millionaires or go from low paying job to low paying job, depending largely on whether they are fortunate enough to hook up with the right people. People in the third group will either do something they don't love or live off the productive output of others. Often people in the first group have "advice" for people in the other groups. They should STFU.
I'm fine building Legos, but Lego provides very nice picture book instructions. BTW, can you adjust TypePad to let me use my Facebook or Twitter credentials without asking me to give it permission to rape me when it really doesn't need anything other than my identity?
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2011 on Building a PC, Part VII: Rebooting at Coding Horror
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