Logistical empathy

I keep encountering this… thing, this psychological reaction, lately, that I don't think has a name, so I'm going to give it one: logistical empathy. Specifically, I think most people lack it.

A couple of examples:

  • Liz was doing some work that …

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Labor Day

I'm not sure how it found it's way to me, but I received a bulk job solicitation this morning that included this gem:

We're not looking for a typical 9-5, Mon. - Fri. rails developer who believes in entitlement. Instead, we're looking for a rails developer …

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"I Would Rather Be A Jazz Programmer"

I love this idea. Possibly, because I played in my high school jazz band. (Saxophone, fyi.)

I think the other downside to recruiting for a "rockstar programmer", is that you attract programmers with dominant egos. I'd much rather blend into the background …

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"Agile sucks! Google rocks! ymmv"

My mind has been chewing on this blog post from Steve Yegge for about a week now. I think I finally figured it out.

It's not that I have a horse in the methodology race (though I'm fond of "agile" for it's "manifesto-like properties" and general non-

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