I’ve always preferred working alone; before I had completed my third year as a developer I had shipped two Microsoft products in the SQL Server group, singlehandedly.

Not long ago I had some manager tell me on Slack that he wouldn’t want me on his “team” because my “individualistic” approach would bring “toxicity” to it. Never mind the fact that I can handle large amounts of responsibility and detail; I wouldn’t fit in with their alcohol-fueled morale sessions.

Like that fucking matters.

It was so much fun back in 1989. It’s shit now.

And fuck Agile.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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