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I dunno, Zed, maybe you should just look for a job as a "lone ranger". Whenever I read one of your rants, I'd chuckle and say, "Gee, I'm glad he's not talking about me." I wonder how other programmers would feel working with you, never quite sure when they'd be fodder for one of your rants.



Personally, I would have no problems working with him. I expect people to call me out when I do stupid things, and I expect people to tell me what they think.

I don't think Zed is much more abrasive than Linus, for example.

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Also, has he been abrasive to people who were being nice to him?

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The entire Ruby community, at one point. Why do you think he switched to Python?

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obviously because the entire Ruby community hated him.

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I have no problem being told face-to-face when I'm doing stupid things, even in front of my peers if it happens that way, but someone blogging about the stupid things I do would definitely piss me off.

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Have you ever read, in any of his rants, criticism of coworkers or subordinates?

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Personally, as someone without a ton of experience, I'd love the opportunity to work with Zed. With some of the position responsibilities he's looking for, I think the chance to be mentored by him would definitely be a plus.

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