RIP Philo

SimpleProgrammer guy is quiting and handing over to his business

partner. At some point in your life, you want to pivot right?
Permalink DrNo 
March 12th, 2018 11:35am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX6D2CDyE7I
Permalink YouTubeBot 
March 12th, 2018 11:39am
"It doesn't mean you're not going to see me around anymore. It doesn't mean I'm not going to make videos anymore. It just means I won't be running the company as a CEO anymore".
Permalink Alan Dershowitz 
March 12th, 2018 11:41am
https://simpleprogrammer.com/quit-simple-programmer/
Permalink Rafael Sabatini 
March 12th, 2018 11:42am
Holy shit, what is that crap? Is this the snakeoil for the bottom feeders?
Permalink Simulacrum 
March 12th, 2018 12:09pm
He's certainly hunky when he takes his shirt off.
Permalink Mrs. Merton 
March 12th, 2018 12:11pm
>takes his shirt off

Not sure what that has to do with programming though.
Permalink Alan Dershowitz 
March 12th, 2018 12:12pm
These two videos explains it more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYYR4bFYke8

His feed has always had personal advice stuff on weightloss, fashion, getting a girlfriend, etc.
Permalink Reality Check 
March 12th, 2018 12:31pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0OKmq7grDk


BTW, youtube now has 8-25 minute long ads before seeing some videos. Unclear who is stupid enough to watch a 25 minute ad before a 3 minute video. Youtube is retarded and driving away customers.
Permalink Reality Check 
March 12th, 2018 12:32pm
> >takes his shirt off
> Not sure what that has to do with programming though.

IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH PROGRAMMING!LOOK AT THOSE MUSCLES

j/k

Ok, I took a glance. Why can't these Gen Y types and younger bother to fucking organize their thoughts? He needs an actual fucking blog post with headings, and break up the wall o text ramble. Video is destroying narrative.

The surface level impression I got from a quick glance is that he's as confused as any aspie tard subscriber of his about what to do with his life.

I basically got the impression he just doesn't like running SP anymore or doesn't have any more to say or something. Or whatever.

Agree, or what, RC?
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 12th, 2018 12:35pm
I unsubscribed from his blog because the rat-a-tat-tat of bodybuilding and MGTOW and lifestyle shit was sort of incoherent.

I think it's pretty straightforward to very quickly run through everything about software development that creates personal growth challenges. Then you have to talk about other things.

I've probably posted over the years about most of what he's blogged or vlogged about. His output was better when he kept it tight. Branching out into personal improvement is generic, nothing to do with simple programmer, more like "simple aspie in any field."
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 12th, 2018 12:38pm
"Agree or what RC?"

I'd say that if you are fit, dress well, and are confident you're going to have an easier time getting all the ... good jobs.
Permalink Reality Check 
March 12th, 2018 12:54pm
Yeah, that is his core message, in one sentence.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 12th, 2018 12:56pm
Well and it's true too.

He's not shy about what he used to look like. He was a disgusting fat aspie tard slob unemployed virgin. Completely the prototypical loser playing games in the basement!

He decided he was sick of that, learned a little bit of basic programming, lost weight, cleaned up his acne, became less pale, learned to dress, learned to act confident, moved out of his parents basement, and bam, suddenly he's got women, jobs and is a popular sought after guy.

Tech skills aren't too relevant. You need to know enough to do something and not nothing and you'll be a superstar if you dress the part, or an aspie loser if you don't dress the part.
Permalink Reality Check 
March 12th, 2018 1:14pm
> Tech skills aren't too relevant. You need to know enough to do something and not nothing and you'll be a superstar if

I don't think you actually believe that. I don't.

The idea that you'll be a superstar if you style things up is crap. At that point you're turning into a marketer and you stop caring about improving your craft.

I think SP did an excellent job of digging into the mind fuckery of programming careers and undoing the damage that the occupation does to your social and self actualization capabilities. But my point is he went so far beyond that, that his content became an unfocused mess.

I think he'd be staying with it if it were enjoyable which it would be if he had stayed more focused on one niche topic. He got too broad.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 12th, 2018 1:20pm
Last summer he had a holiday in Europe, he hasn't been the same since, he lost all his focus, maybe he got off with a hot Italian chick or something.
Permalink Thing2 
March 12th, 2018 1:30pm
I think his European vacation is when I lost interest. It's absolutely uninteresting to me to watch someone have a good time that I'm not having. There's an entire social media industry built around voyeurism into other people's arguably better lives. He was rambling more than ever in that period  and I switched off.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 12th, 2018 1:39pm
I didn't know he went to Europe. Did he wear speedo on European beaches?
Permalink DrNo 
March 12th, 2018 1:44pm
^ You dork. :)
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 12th, 2018 2:14pm
Live now:

https://youtu.be/jSRqMlR05hE
Permalink Yoda 
March 12th, 2018 4:01pm
He was very prolific on PluralSight and seems to have some good info products, like the course on learning fast.

I couldn't watch his YouTube videos. They were rambling and I found the focus on his physical fitness distracting.
Permalink RPN 
March 12th, 2018 5:38pm
>BTW, youtube now has 8-25 minute long ads before seeing some videos. Unclear who is stupid enough to watch a 25 minute ad before a 3 minute video. Youtube is retarded and driving away customers.

YouTube has a near-monopoly because, as I said before, YouTube is subsidized by Google's other revenue.  Eventually, server/bandwidth costs will come down, and advertising revenue will increase, enough so that a competitor will be viable.  There are some niche video sites like Twitch that are viable, but nothing general like YouTube.
Permalink FSK 
March 12th, 2018 6:03pm
>server/bandwidth costs will come down

If you make it a ToS for uploading videos that the user makes an encrypted space NNx larger available for use by the service then the major costs suddenly vanish.

Most people have 1Tb+ readily available these days.
Permalink Benjamin Franklin 
March 13th, 2018 4:02am

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