Joel, what does it like to be an egomaniac?
I think you bring up good points about sw eng. once a while, but somehow you come across as an egomanic. May be it is your NYC attitude.
Well, I guess I put my email there for mistake (may be not). more spam for me.
It's quite tiring. I don't think people understand how much work it takes to be an egomaniac.
your website is great. however i'm baffled as to why you deleted my topic about coffee shops in manhattan, and kept this one. also, what does it REALLY feel like to be copying philip greenspun, circa 1998?
Uggh, can we have one question per topic please?
Topics, a nut in every bite.
name withheld out of cowardice
Speaking from experience, I can say that it's shear torture to be the smartest, most-capable person in a group. When the other people don't even see their own blind spots, it's virtually impossible to have meaningful, productive discussions with the other group-members. Eventually, you just say to yourself, "oh, [screw] it", and you let the others have their way.
Anonymous for obvious reasons
I, on the other hand, am extremely modest. So modest in fact that I no longer consider my intense modesty to be a positive trait. That's why I can tell you all about it -- I'd be bragging otherwise.
The Modest One
If you want to tweak someone who you think has a big ego, say something like: "Where do you lay your ego down at night?" And then say, "it must take a pretty large area."
So Stephen is pissed off 'cause Joel deleted HIS post... Bwaaaa, bwaaaa, Joel deleted MY post, MY post, MY insightful post about coffee shops !!!
Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off while peeing in my pants
I worked with a guy that had 8 siblings. We were toiling away one day, chatting idly about his family, when he looked me squarely in the eye and said in all seriouness:
>> I find being an egomaniac quite effortless, but then again my superior genetic constitution makes most mental tasks easy.
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