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What annoys you the most when you work from home?
In my case it's when people message me:
- "Are you there?"
This happens during my work time and often after.6
How do you deal with difficult people in your team?
Right now I’m dealing with a lead that’s such a drama queen. Whenever an issue comes up, he starts whining and slacking + messaging me on Teams even after work hours or holidays:
- hey, this is not working
- are you there?
Sometimes it’s a really simple thing to solve (he could have fixed it himself or at least investigated). Sometimes he caused the issue but thinks that I did it. Until I point out his error and he “oh, thanks, mate”.
What annoys me mostly is that he doesn’t investigate the issues unless he has no choice. His first reaction is to message everybody.
Sometimes his messages are incomprehensible and I have the burden of first decoding what he means (which pisses him for some reason) and then get my hands on the problem. By the time I figure the problem, it’s already late in the afternoon and I wasted my day on these things.
When he doesn’t get responded, he starts escalating the issue with the PM.3
If you like IT predictions (or guesstimating), after this covid thing, e-commerce will probably be highly demanded special for small and medium business that are more sensitive to this kind of crisis. Try learning those small framework for e-commerce
When I was junior, my work consisted in adding features and twice tech debts. Now that I am senior, it consists in refactoring and eliminating those tech debts I created in the past5
Have you met any Brazilian developer onshore/offshore and how was your experience in terms of code quality, team play, others?11
There is this brilliant calendar with people's past predictions about technology. Some of my favorites:
- 1957: I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year. Editor of Prentice Hall
- 1977: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” — Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp
- 1995: “I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.” — Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, inventor of Ethernet1
Client sueing vendor for shitty development job. Is this going to become a trend?
When the site implements authentication through Facebook, but didn't expect you canceling your Facebook account afterwards.