How to stop sucking

Jeff Atwood posted a terrific presentation on “How to stop sucking and be awesome instead.”

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Anyone who has created a success like StackExchange, or successfully grown his own software company, deserves to be taken seriously.

“The first rule of programming is that its always your fault” is so true.  In dealing with students, I frequently see the same pattern of refusing to take responsibility for your actions.  In dealing with faculty, I see that it’s always easier to complain about problems than to be a change agent and try to fix it. The saying “be the change you want to see in the world” is corny but correct.

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