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unit tests are like the Senate: they start out a necessary fence against fickleness and passion but end up obstructing all progress
shipping software is like a three-legged race where you're tied to every other engineer in the company
remembering why I hate Java. not just the lang but the pleonastic mindset, disregard for reader. pages of shit passing shit to other shit
companies should stay as small as possible (for the desired output); put more energy into increasing leverage/productivity as into hiring
make no small plans—unless you have small children, in which case make no plans at all
the Scala mailing lists are a hilarious culture clash between Java-heads and Haskell-heads. enterprise monads
here is the problem with IDEs: they are a gigantic mess of state which 99% of the time is corrupted somehow
the yak is always woolier than at first it appeared
if I wanted hot weather I would leave San Francisco and move to California
what if eng interviews tested the actual job? e.g. candidate gets 10 pages of tangled code and is asked: wtf does this do?
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