Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

I hereby declare Tuesday to be

the complete archive! Let's take Sabbaticals! Maybe a Spring in Cambridge playing Command and Conquer and the Herd of Coconuts all day. Unfortunately for you, Incentive Pay is Considered Harmful, so get back to work.

When I'm not Hitting the High Notes in my shower, I'm at my Bionic Office. Like Rick Chapman, I am also In Search of Stupidity. Trying to figure out Our .NET Strategy and Pick a Ship Date but Nothing is as Simple as it Seems. What Does CityDesk Do? It Wastes Money on Cats! So I'm back to Making Wrong Code Look Wrong.

What is the Work of Dogs in this Country? Converting Capital Into Software That Works! Where do These People Get Their (Unoriginal) Ideas? Perhaps they are just Juggling all their Tasks in Excel and Fixing Venture Capital. But Good Software Takes Ten Years. Get Used To it. It takes Hard-assed Bug Fixin' with A Hard Drill!

And Whaddaya Mean, You Can't Find Programmers? I've got plenty of NDAs and Contracts That You Should Never Sign but include Free Desktop Pictures! Fog Creek Compensation is like Wall Street Survival 101. I'm all about Building Fruitshow Communities with Software.

My advice for Computer Science College Students: It's Not Just Usability! It's about Craftsmanship and Biculturalism and Getting Your Résumé Read. Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You. Keep your damn Mouth Wide Shut. For the love of God, Avoid The Perils of JavaSchools. The Law of Leaky Abstractions is dripping my tub. Rub a dub dub. Get in with me, Camels, and Rubber Duckies and the Iceberg Secret will be Revealed! Up the tata without a tutu! Just Ask Joel.

Back to Basics: Microsoft Goes Bonkers! Netscape Goes Bonkers! Fire And Motion!

Philo
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