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A) I love programming computers.
B) I generally do not like Stack Overflow. This is because:
i) The environment is a lot like Wikipedia, i.e. too many copy-pasters, weenies, and rep whores.
ii) The tendency of contibutors is to tell others how to smoke their cigars, i.e. you're an idiot if you don't do something exactly as they tell you.
iii) Reputation points are king here. Someone's answer may or may not be correct, but they will defend their information to the death in order to secure reputation.
C) I am a fan of marijuana.
D) I am on a personal crusade against the large hipster clique in the developer industry. I don't know where it came from, but it sucks and it is damaging to the future of development. I go to great lengths to directly confront the herd on this issue. If you came to my profile because I have confronted you about an answer or comment of yours, perhaps consider your position and what it tells the world about developers. If you're confused and wondering what I mean by this, read the following passage, which puts it into perfect metaphor:
"As a relatively recent adopter of [platform] and [language] I find the tendency to offer [library/framework] to newcomers a bit like offering a boat to someone who has just joined a swimming club and is learning to swim:
A: 'I'm finding swimming tricky'
B: 'Use a boat!'
A: 'I think I want to understand swimming'
B: 'Use a kayak! It's quicker. It's like it swims for you!'
A: 'Nearly everyone else here is swimming. It can't be that hard. I just need help with wrapping my head around it.'
C: 'Try these water-wings called [pattern] while you get used to the water.'
A: 'Oh thanks, that looks useful.'
B: 'Use a kayak!'
A: 'Look, I'm not afraid of getting wet or anything and I can doggy-paddle but it's exhausting. I want to learn good swimming technique. Can you point me to some useful resources?'
B: 'La la la use a boat!'
A: sigh (leaves)"
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|location||Austin, TX||seen||Oct 29 '12 at 0:09|