One thing I don’t mention there, explicitly, is that I have a strong set of opinions about the world of software and the software developer’s place in that world. I think that software developers can and should be the bosses of the software development industry.
And I write a lot about how to get there.
I think of this as “developer populism,” and if this appeals to you, then read on.
You are, of course, welcome to poke around my blog and site as you will. But I’ve curated some content here that I think you might enjoy if you’re new here. Think of this as a “start here” guide.
Important DaedTech Posts
First of all, here are some posts I think you might like. You could always check out the popular posts widget over to the right of the blog’s text.
That’s essentially what the wide body of DaedTech readers think is most worth checking out. And perhaps they’re right. But think of this as editorial picks. Here are the posts that I feel represent DaedTech and the Developer Hegemony philosophy.
This post, “Defining the Corporate Hierarchy,” is one I refer to regularly in other posts. In it, I lay the groundwork for the idea that the pyramid-shaped corporation is a terrible model for knowledge work, and I define corporate employees by what the corporation takes from them.
In a post called, “Carnival Cash: The Cult of Seniority,” I talk about the idea of over-performing and about how being a low to mid level manager is a worse economic deal than being a software developer.
And in a similarly themed post, I point out that developer salary is a pretty bad deal, whether at $100K or $105K. So, instead of arguing for a few more scraps, tell the company to keep the salary and ask for better things.
If you’d like to write a paid blog post, just reach out. Instead of tricking you with riddles or giving you weird interview questions, or whatever, we’ll just ask you if you’re up for writing it and believe you when you tell us.
Toward that end, we have a mailing list that anyone can sign up for. We send out an email once a week with available side hustle opportunities through Hit Subscribe, and also through anyone else I know that wants to source work and do so in a dignified way.