040: F*ck It And Be Nice

July 26th, 2017 · 50 mins 14 secs

About this Episode

Extra super disclaimer: This episode contains a lot curse words.

00:16 – Welcome to “The Upcoming Release of the iPhone 4!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:36 – The Tweetstorm that Started it All

04:29 – Our Communication Skills and Curbing the Snobbery

Greater Than Code Episode Episode 039: The B-Side of Software Development with Scott Hanselman

11:33 – Arguing on the Internet

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16:55 – Dealing with the Jerks

36:28 – Reacting with Meanness and Failed Attempts at Banter

29:08 – Teaching by Example

31:52 – Practicing Restraint

37:45 – Defense Mechanisms; Empathy for Offenders and the Offended


Jessica L.: You are way more evolved and valuable if you can work with humans and write code.

Jenn: We have to actively be learning how to interact with people in the industry and people entering the industry.

Jamey: When you’re mad, approach it offline.

Jessica K.: Tell people they’re great publicly, not privately! Make it normal to tell each other we’re awesome.

Mandy: Just be f*cking nice.

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