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(Linux Weekly News)   "100% of software engineers don't like Justin Bieber"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Justin Bieber, SpaceX, ELC, software engineers, heat shields, Linux Foundation, ground station, avionics  
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4791 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Mar 2013 at 11:07 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-25 11:37:58 AM  
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 Weeners from the FA:

Posted Mar 8, 2013 0:44 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [

In his team, they have a full-size Justin Bieber cutout that gets placed facing the team member who broke the build
I've been part of projects in the past where people were paralyzed by fear of breaking the build - where they spent unjustifiable amounts of time developing code just to avoid Justin Bieber.

A better approach is to have the code control system automatically detect the build breakage and back out the change that caused it, send a polite notice to the person responsible for the change, and let work proceed.  It's also helpful to pay some attention to what makes the build so fragile.

This. Shaming people isn't good management. I've actually heard that Spacex is a shiat place to work.
2013-03-25 02:42:03 PM  
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Ambitwistor: In other words, totally irrelevant to the story, which was about the fact that one developer was responsible for 50% of the broken builds.  It's so "relevant", you didn't bother to even mention this tenuous connection to the story the first time around.

You sound like one of those people who denies they're a racist, but the fact that someone they're talking about is black is the first thing they always happen to mention.

You sound like a dick, and I'm pretty sure the rest of us got the context.

It's not so important that the woman in the story was a rabid feminist, so much as she was a rabid  anything. It doesn't matter if she was a feminist, misogynist, atheist, christian, buddhist, etc., the operative word was  rabid. The author of the anecdote is simply establishing that this is a woman who interprets the world through a very narrow point of view, and becomes irate when others refuse to do so also.

It's also pretty ironic when you accuse a guy of being misogynistic (be honest, that's what you ARE doing), he rebuts, and then you accuse him of being racist. Talk about irony of ironies, you're the only one here who continually makes unjustified assumptions about people.

That's my two cents. I'm not going to reply to anything else you have to say, because I know from long experience that you're exactly the kind of person who is NOT pleasant to talk to.
2013-03-25 12:47:58 PM  
1 vote:
Remember, it's always more important to assign blame than to fix the problem.
2013-03-25 12:19:21 PM  
1 vote:

hej: When my son misbehaves at the mall, I threaten to take his picture next to the cardboard Justin Bieber cutout that's outside one of the stores.

I've never understood this. Why do people need to take their picture next to a cardboard cutout of someone? I mean, hell, why not just Photoshop?
2013-03-25 11:19:18 AM  
1 vote:
Public shaming in front of upper management, HR and those sales weenies is no way to run a software department.

Keep it in house.  "You break the build, you buy the beer".
2013-03-25 11:15:29 AM  
1 vote:
100% of software engineers don't develop websites that look like THAT.
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