I think it was in the Pragmatic Programmer where they said that you should get comfortable signing your name to your work. Seth took another spin on this idea.
I could see this post apply to many different areas: consulting, open source, life in general…
Most geeks would even be willing to do it in 15 minutes for a free cup of coffee
Imagine: You know CPR well enough. Someone stops breathing, and what do you do? Do you start asking yourself if there are better CPR practitioners than you? Do you wonder if your certification came from a prestigious enough teacher? Or maybe you have no certification at all, someone just showed you how to do it (correctly)? Are you going to dredge up every loser feeling you’ve had about yourself and dwell on that while that person slips off into the great unknown?
Hell no. You’re going to get on your knees, do that CPR thing, and save that person’s life. Without a second thought. Because the situation calls for value, and you have value to offe
From Google Calendar
Purge Your Comments, They SuckEric Davis, in an email about Refactoring Redmine
Soft launching a 9 day Refactor Controllers online course today. Think I’ve worked out most of the kinks but I’d like to get some more feedback first.
Last Friday I completed my first “long run”. I couldn’t keep running the entire time, as the pressure on my finger got too intense, but I’m really happy I made it as far as I did.
- Distance: 3.28 miles
- Duration: 45:03 minutes, including a 5 minute warmup
- Average pace: 13:44 min/mi
- Climb: 58 feet
At least now I know that I can complete a 5k distance and I have a time I can start beating once I’ve recovered.