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Mar
28
answered How can I get into “programmer mind” more quickly and more often?
Mar
28
awarded  Commentator
Mar
25
comment How to market yourself as a software developer?
Always remember that the instant you ask for a raise, your manager's very next thought is "What will happen if I don't give him a raise?" If he answers his question with "Probably nothing", then you will get no raise. Management can sense a good or bad bargaining position in your tone of voice and body language. If instead you have a job offer for more money and are willing to take it if management turn down your raise, then you hold the cards.
Mar
25
comment Refactoring: Isn't it just a fancy word for clean up your code?
That's an interesting way to look at it. Maybe it comes from my database background, but there is something that irks me about the stress on refactoring, and you've helped me put my finger on it. It's that in a database what you don't fix in design takes 10x longer to fix in testing and probably 1000x longer in production. So a good DBA is anal about getting things right in as early a stage as possible. My gut feeling is that too much time refactoring at later stages is indicative of too little time spent designing.
Mar
25
answered Effective methods for managing work tasks? (documenting/remembering/prioritizing)
Mar
25
awarded  Teacher
Mar
24
comment How do I make money from my FOSS while staying anonymous?
You can decloak whenever it suits you to get the credit for the work. If you've written it, you can prove it's you. Credit for ego's sake alone is only necessary if you are ego driven. For example, Stephen King eventually got the credit for writing The Running Man (and others, as Richard Bachman), but eventually got credit for them. He had his own reasons. For another, look at Paul Graham's "Beating the Averages" (google it). And some people like to lead a quiet life, avoid facebook and the like.
Mar
24
awarded  Supporter
Mar
24
comment How do I make money from my FOSS while staying anonymous?
Nice idea! If you live in New York City or Tokyo, this is probably a good option. Less so if you live in Armpitville North Dakota pop. 200. Because it takes more effort on the part of your benefactor, it means you will get less in donations.
Mar
24
comment How do I make money from my FOSS while staying anonymous?
The only problem with that is that with many software projects the legal fees will be higher than several years worth of donations, I would guesstimate.
Mar
24
comment How do I make money from my FOSS while staying anonymous?
Once you know a company's name, depending on where you live it may not be that hard to research more about the company, who its officers are etc. which in the case of a one-man operation will be that one man. And your competitors will know the name of your business, or can probably do an online search to find that out and from there, see what google uncovers. Other than that, not a bad response and this was my first thought too.
Mar
24
awarded  Student
Mar
24
asked How do I make money from my FOSS while staying anonymous?