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May 3, 2008

Unsuccessful is…

Filed under: mental-hangover — dafi @ 9:41 am

Today my planet.mozilla feed contains a post from ActiveState‘s technical leader Shane Caraveo.

Shane’s post title is “Success is…” where incidentally speaks about my VisualDiffer, he tries to define success from different points of view.

I think his team success arrives from good (and very hard) work.

Now I try to define unsuccessful from my personal point of view.

Unsuccessful is

when you born in wrong place at right time

when you work with stupid people, in stupid companies

when you must leave a software company unable to help you to work better

when smart developers find your work interesting but you can’t work with them

have a blog with two visits per month

speak (or write) a bad english



  1. Hey, maybe I’m not visiting often your blog but I’m reading every post (and I’m one of your feedburner’s readers) 😛

    About your “unsuccessful list”:
    * English can be improved (my English is really far from perfect, but it’s still better than 2 or 3 years ago)
    * I work with stupid people, in stupid companies and I even have stupid customers (maybe with a stupid work) 😛
    * you can be born in the wrong place, but you can still cooperate with people around the world (thanks Internet) and, why not, move in other places 😉

    Comment by PseudoTecnico — May 3, 2008 @ 11:22 am

  2. I would have only one objection – the point about the English. I would change it to “know properly only one language” 😉

    We have a saying in here: More languages you speak more human being you are (I hope you got the idea because the saying is impossible to translate to English accurately).

    Comment by Elixon — July 6, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

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