What is Daddy's net worth now?
Trello sold for $300 million, but what about Stack Overflow? What is that valued at? And what percentage interest does Daddy have in it?
2011 called and they want their CoT thread idea back. Arrh arrh arrh.
Who cares? I go out of my way to not think about individuals that I don't respect or like.
And the metaphor of calling him Daddy is creepy to the utmost. He's a gay man about 10 years younger than me.
I've been re-reading his old "classic" blog posts and marveling at how these form the basis of his influence. I mean some of them are good but seem a bit dated now.
Clearly pursuing the life of being an "influencer" has been more profitable for him than doing, you know, actual code.
I agree with both of those points. But again, I'm choosing to not let this fairy ass take a place in my head.
I find a more pernicious phenomenon from social media: influencers (as you deem Joel and I think that's correct) tie up your own thinking. When you take them seriously, you feel like you have reconcile what they're saying with your own choices.
I did that with his shit even after he turned on normal developers and starting talking about rock stars and pandering to his fanboys. It made me a bit crazy when the topic of his advice came up.
I've found myself doing this with other people.
No influencers for me. They waste your mental energy and they're a distraction.
"Clearly pursuing the life of being an "influencer" has been more profitable for him than doing, you know, actual code."
Doing code for the sake of code is at best a hobby.
"When you take them seriously, you feel like you have reconcile what they're saying with your own choices."
I can't take him seriously because he talks in lofty tones about rockstar programmers, 10x programmers, programmers who either "get" pointers or don't (which is bullshit) and so on.
I then have to try and marry that to what he's actually produced. A bug tracker. A list tool. These things are not the stuff of genius programmers. They're line of business CRUD apps no matter which way you slice it. I'm not saying that's bad, but this isn't *drum roll* Computer Science (tm), of the kind he alludes to.
He really should avoid writing about history.
"Heck, in 1900, Latin and Greek were required subjects in college, not because they served any purpose, but because they were sort of considered an obvious requirement for educated people."
They served the purpose of keeping working class people out of college.
I'm pretty sure they were required, because "College" in those days meant Medicine or Law, both of which had large vocabularies of Latin and Greek in daily use.
July 16th, 2017 3:53pm