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December 09, 2004

No good deed goes unpunished

Yesterday, I wrote the article "Art of Posting Comments" and specifically mentioned not to call yourself Bucky. Today, the first comment I get -- Bucky.

If you punish these people by erasing their comments, people run away from you. If you don't, you blog becomes a fun house. So what do you do?

This year I began programming club. We started with 12 members. If you don't make them work hard, its a waste of time. If you make them work hard, they run away from you. See the parallels?

On that level, people want to see progress. People need motivation for work. And progress must progress. Its the law of inertia. All you have to do is give them a little push in the right direction. But the kids there, are awfully resistant. They fight me in every way they can but they still come. What are they doing in there!?

People simply don't want to start doing actual work. They haven't made enough progress to understand the hardships and the frustration of programming. Perhaps, they will understand that by the end of the year. Who knows?

Well, we are now are reduced to size of 5 members (and not all show up all the time). But its five people who show potential and that is fine with me.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 9, 2004 04:46 PM


Starbuck is Buck!!!

Posted by: Richard Peng at December 15, 2004 04:42 PM

Oleg... you can't figure out who aSo is? Please.

Posted by: a(drian )So at December 15, 2004 04:43 PM

The holiday special lunch at caf taste good!

Posted by: Eric C at December 15, 2004 04:44 PM

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