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Re: I'm back, sorta

by Anonymous Monk
on May 01, 2003 at 23:21 UTC ( #254847=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I'm back, sorta

The real story, of course, was that Theo made nasty comments about the US military, and the wrong people got upset over it

Don't be so sure. There are many forces at work that do not concern themselves with comments posted in the Globe and Mail. As you suggest, there's often much more to such situations than meets the common eye.

Also my impresssion is that in my absence my reputation has expanded beyond the reality. I hope that nobody is too dismayed by how much I will fall short of an ideal that nobody could match.

I wouldn't worry too much about that. The reputation isn't so much a technical expertise one (not that it would be unwarranted) as it was one for being helpful and speaking up when something needed to be said. I fully encourage you to continue this trend, afterall, Perlmonks can be (and arguably is) so much more than just code.

please continue paying attention to our anonymous guests because they are often well worth paying attention to.

*Sheds a single tear ;-)

and get a picture of the overall job situation.

Have you considered Canada? Our economy is doing exceptionally well and we promise we won't declare you an enemy combatant and lock you up without a speedy trial ;-).

Oh yeah, welcome back :)


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Re: Re: I'm back, sorta
by tilly (Archbishop) on May 02, 2003 at 00:20 UTC
    I have considered Canada, but unless my wife redid all of her medical licensing tests, that won't work. (Of course citizenship isn't a problem for me since I am a dual US/Canadian citizen...)

    And yes, I feel that my non-code contributions were equally important (if not more so) than my technical ones. However sometimes saying what I think needs to be said on a non-technical level leads to conflict. This is where people are most likely to decide that I have a case of head up *ss syndrome and react accordingly... (Particularly when I am wrong and don't realize it!)

      sometimes saying what I think needs to be said on a non-technical level leads to conflict

      Since when is conflict a bad thing?

      This is where people are most likely to decide that I have a case of head up *ss syndrome and react accordingly

      I fail to see the problem. If you're correct, you'll be attempting to show others an improved approach. If you're incorrect, you'll have the chance to learn something new. Seems like a win-win situation to me.

      I have considered Canada, but unless my wife redid all of her medical licensing tests, that won't work.

      Damn proprietary protocols ;)

        Conflict is a bad thing when it either becomes so prevalent that we recreate Usenet, or when one (or both) participants don't take your commendable view that it is a learning opportunity.

        Which is why I try to avoid conflict unless I specifically think that it would be productive.

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