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bio website stronglyemergent.com
location Seattle, WA
age 31
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen Aug 22 at 4:04

I connect computers, humans, and narrative.

I'm always looking for interesting projects, especially if they involve Lisp/Clojure, Python, or JavaScript. I am in the process of relocating to Seattle to join the team at Amazon. I write about technical thoughts at http://stronglyemergent.com along with a co-author, and I have a GitHub page that I'm gradually populating with projects as well as a CV/résumé at Stack Overflow Careers.


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accepted I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
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comment I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
Well, I think there's a slam-dunk case that working in Blub and in the Blub framework is consuming far more employee-hours than it's worth, but I'm not an objective observer, which is why I asked this question. I don't expect the business owner to change things just because of my argument - indeed, I've already made up my mind to change jobs instead. As for the existing investment - see 'sunk costs fallacy.' Part of why I want to leave is that the existing code is not functioning - it keeps breaking and requiring us to put out fires.
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comment I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
@KonradRudolph Like Paul Graham, I want to avoid starting an argument about any particular language. Unlike Paul Graham, I am a programmer of limited experience, so you shouldn't necessarily take my opinion about what is and isn't a good programming language. :)
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comment I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
Thank you for the suggestion about presenting it as running towards something instead of away from something - I hadn't thought of that.
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asked I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
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revised If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed?
You're not removing anything from the quote, you're using it as evidence for a conclusion - thus you are deducing, not deducting. This makes a semantic difference. Also, clarification about "I also read ..."
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suggested approved edit on If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed?
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