Learning to play support


ref support, challenge, carry.

If you know everything there is to know, and everyone else are stupid, the optimal strategy is zero support, and 100 % carry or challenge.

If you know everything there is to know, and everyone else are stupid, I feel sorry for you. Not working with anyone you have anything to learn from must suck!

Some people have something to offer, and are willing to engage in curious exploration over dogma. I happen to be in a position where I get that right now. For that, I grateful. It’s a light in the darkness. The nourishment that makes me willing to grind.

  1. Learning to develop, alone
  2. Growing an interest in functional programming, type systems and interactive programming, alone
  3. Why don’t they recognize this as good?
  4. Hitting the wall and getting stuck: getting placed in software teams where I couldn’t get anything done.
    1. I don’t know how to navigate this
    2. I don’t know where to start
    3. I don’t even understand where we’re going.
  5. Meeting a friend
    1. Grace, charity, commitment
    2. Listening
    3. Grappling with problems together – rather than being very smart and throwing solutions at each other.
  6. A new hope: how can I help them?
    1. How can I understand their perception of problems?
    2. Hack: ask them to help me define a two-week deliverable
  7. endgame: .
    1. all collaborators tastefully choose to support, to challenge or to carry.
    2. charity, grace, joy.