I am a Java hacker for Atlassian Software (http://www.atlassian.com
), but I don't speak for them online. They are, however, a cool place to work.
I found this site thanks to a colleague who is something of an ExtremeProgramming
Evangelist, but I stuck around because I'm the kind of guy who has an opinion about everything. (He ain't kidding, either. ;-)
) (Okay, now I'm really curious as to who wrote this. It could have been any of a cast of thousands.
I've discovered an interesting WikiHabit?
of mine is that the longer a contribution I make to a page, the less likely I am to sign it (Some examples of this: DesignDebt
). I think the reason for this might be that the longer a contribution is, the less I am "putting my two cents in", and the more I am trying to provide a basis that the wiki can grow into something bigger, better, or at least more accurate than I can supply. I hope that the lack of a signature will mean people are more likely to improve my words without having to worry about putting them into my mouth.
I believe in the philosophy of AltSysadminRecovery?
, that all software sucks, and all hardware sucks. They just suck in different ways. Once you accept this as the truth, all holy wars just become a question of which way you prefer your sucking.
I am currently one of the developers on the AtlassianConfluence
project, making a wiki that your boss would like.
Something I Said Recently: To me, simplicity is somewhere at the intersection of elegance, brevity and clarity.