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How to become a complacent software developer?

ItsJustAPseudonym Maybe not complacency (1 comments)

In reading your narrative, I'm struck by two thoughts:
1. You are writing about the "effects of complacency", but I think you are really describing the "effects of incompetence" in your boss. (I only have your assessment to go on, though. For all I know, he may be avoiding some new fads instead of "industry best practices". Maybe you could give some examples?)

2. You claim that you are getting complacent, but you aren't writing as if you are complacent. You sound like you are interested in the situation. Therefore, I think it's in your grasp to do something about this, if you want.

Here's the thing: You seem to already have awareness of the issues, and to care about them. The question is, what are you prepared to do about it? Are you prepared to help fix things? Then you probably could step up and take more control, and maybe do a better job than your manager. Your situation is not just a problem, it is an opportunity. You need to slowly-but-surely improve things.

You may need to be slightly subversive. Make some small process improvements as a team, independently, with little cost but with clear benefit. You guys figure it out. You lead it, if you can. When things start getting better, you tell the company how and why. Profit.

If you don't step up, then you are probably complacent. But I think it's largely up to you.

Good luck.

4 days ago

Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Natural immunity (122 comments)

Your sig is pretty funny, in this context.

This too shall pass.

4 days ago

Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Natural immunity (122 comments)

That was an extensive answer. Honest (non-trolling) question: What field do you work in? Anything to do with epidemiology?

4 days ago

Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare

ItsJustAPseudonym Overall... (76 comments)

“The overall effect of networking on individual welfare is significantly negative,” they conclude.

Well, that explains a lot.

about three weeks ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Simple (701 comments)

I think "Jesus fucking christ this is pathetic" sounds like more of a "post-action phrase".

about 2 months ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

ItsJustAPseudonym "Theory has it this will work." (701 comments)

That phrase usually justifies most actions. (Not the ones that are contradicted by theory, but you can't have everything.)

about 2 months ago

The Hacking of NASDAQ

ItsJustAPseudonym A nation-state? Baloney. (76 comments)

Look no further than a too-big-to-fail company, e.g. Goldman Sachs.

about 2 months ago

ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

ItsJustAPseudonym One question... (50 comments)

Did they think of this plan while they were at a pub?

about 2 months ago

15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Bet his father is an engineer (203 comments)

This is sometimes called "Pinewood Derby Syndrome".

about 2 months ago

The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Management is becoming obsolete (162 comments)

That is why they have humans review and approve the schedule.

about 2 months ago

Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:How fitting (333 comments)

If the majority of people are extroverted, how would it not be considered normal or typical behavior?

Per a 1998 study, 50.7% percent of Americans are introverts.

Hmm. Couldn't the results be skewed? Seems like they would have trouble reaching the introverts for the study. Could be that there are more undiscovered introverts. (I'm only being halfway-sarcastic here. I assume they controlled for this somehow in the study, but I have to believe that it is harder to contact the introverts.)

It's analogous to the situation in politics, in which a loud-mouthed group with in the minority often ends up dominating the conversation. In the study, they could have an easier time finding the extroverts, so it seem like there are more of them.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:My list (359 comments)

So, I guess I only have a correlation for Java and php.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

ItsJustAPseudonym My list (359 comments)

  • * vim as the default always-available editor, for anything. gVim in some cases. Backed by cscope.
  • * jEdit if I have it installed, for anything. Backed by cscope.
  • * Notepad++ on Windows, if I have any kind of problem with vim or jEdit. (rare, but possible)
  • * Eclipse, for Java or php projects.

about 3 months ago

Meet Carla Shroder's New Favorite GUI-Textmode Hybrid Shell, Xiki

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Not convinced (176 comments)

"Gay bounce, Gay bounce, Gay bounce"

about 3 months ago



Census figures show divorce-rates, by U.S. state

ItsJustAPseudonym ItsJustAPseudonym writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ItsJustAPseudonym writes "Yahoo reports that the U.S. census has provided a list of divorce rates for 2008. This list is broken-down state-by-state.

And the big winner is: Nevada, with 14.2 percent! No surprise there, given the whole instantaneous-wedding-in-Vegas phenomenon.

On the other end of the spectrum is North Dakota, with 8.1 percent. Maybe people in North Dakota have to stay together for warmth?"

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