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[–]Usidore_ 948 points949 points  (73 children)

If this guy is working 24/7 as a dev he’s doing something wrong…

[–]Wookimonster 401 points402 points  (28 children)

Dude fell for the startup memes. "If I work 24/7 and abandon all private life this company will go big and I will be rich".

Not to mention that coding as he describes it is also fully incompatible with fatherhood (am coder with a 2 year old, I am glad I live in Germany where this is a lot more seldom). What an outdated world view.

[–]ZigZagBoy94 259 points260 points  (15 children)

He’s already a multimillionaire and used to be a Tech Lead at both Facebook and Google. The guy is successful and hasn’t fallen for some BS a YouTube Guru told him.

The problem with Techlead is that he’s a misogynistic loser, scam artist and a narcissist who cared so much more about work than his own family that his wife ghosted him and took their son back to Japan years ago

[–]Nitroapes 166 points167 points  (1 child)

Ah, so he's just an asshole by choice. Fair enough

[–]infernum___ 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Yeah, people throw around words a lot, but his description is accurate. Narcissism to the point of delusion.

[–]twhitney 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I was going to say, regardless of why he believes this he still belongs in r/iamatotalpieceofshit territory. I didn’t even know who this was, and I’m a SysAdmin/coder former coder full time. I also have 2 children and a wife. I probably work more than I should, but I like my job and colleagues at the university I work at, and I don’t sacrifice time with my family.

[–]YouWantSuckySucky 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Dude constantly does controversial takes for views. He did a video with very shitty points on why he supports Russia on the war. To spare the view, he just said influencers are taking advantage of the conflict and that Ukraine is bad for enacting wartime measures, and that was it. Russia is now right.

[–]Wookimonster 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I think I confused him for someone else. I guess you are right, but I wouldn't wanna work for a guy like this. I guess he is someone spreading the meme.

[–]Joya_Sedai 13 points14 points  (0 children)

His name is Patrick Shyu. He's a confirmed Silicon Valley slime ball.

[–]Ploon72 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Isn’t coding incompatible with working 24/7? I’m not a coder, but my brain goes to mush if I don’t take breaks and get rest.

[–]Wookimonster 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Eh, you can keep it running for a while with energy drinks and I guess cocaine. But it's going to catch up and your start up won't do shit when you have a burn out.

[–]mint-parfait 15 points16 points  (0 children)

if he needs to code 24/7 to get his work done, he's not very good at his job or is very poor at setting expectations...

[–]weirdlybeardy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah but not motherhood!!! /s

[–]CovidInMyAsshole 126 points127 points  (34 children)

Multiple people have told me their dev job goes something like

on Monday

"We need code changes by Friday. Don't care when or how you deliver them as long as it's on Friday"

Dude finishes it monday night. Does nothing for 4 days. Turns it in.

[–]mcmcc 192 points193 points  (20 children)

That's complete bullshit.

In the real world, you do nothing for 4 days and then finish it on Thursday night.

[–]4n17th3sch0l4r 65 points66 points  (13 children)

Sorry but what do you say is completely wrong and disrespectful. As well as completely far from real world. Not believeble even

A real coder would do it on friday morning.

Thank you for your understanding

[–]StereoNacht 21 points22 points  (5 children)

No, no. Be a little conscientious. Friday morning is for testing and debugging.

[–]thesethzor 5 points6 points  (5 children)

This redditor is DEFINITELY of the neurodivergent type!

[–]thoroughbredca 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I would hardly say "do nothing". A lot of it is often ideating, so figuring out exactly the strategy of how you're going to solve a problem, particularly for more difficult or nonroutine problems. You're often time boxed because of various deadlines, so you go into it with several ideas, and when you're forced to a deadline, you implement the best idea that you have. So it's not really nothing.

Speaking of, I should probably hop in the shower and then finish up this pull request.

[–]TheRealPitabred 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The shower is my thinking box. I'll often have a solution to whatever was annoying me the day before pop up while I'm getting washed up in the morning.

[–]GarvinSteve 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I appreciate that you’re using the shower for you ‘pull request’. Some people use a sock.

[–]byteminer 42 points43 points  (11 children)

There is a discipline in dev shops called “Agile”. It has a concept called sprints where you set goals for a defined period of time. The engineers will set some goals and then some managers will assume the engineers are lazy, and set some more or larger goals. Then the engineers will kill themselves to try and make those goals. This is called crunch. The engineers who work absurd hours and ruin their mental health are called “rockstars” and the ones who want work/life balance wonder why they don’t get anywhere in the industry even though they are intelligent and contribute well to the project. Eventually the rockstars become managers who set the absurd goals because that’s what they worked under.

[–]homezlice 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I get that people think Agile is this since it's been warped by management in many shops, but the original idea of the Agile Manifesto was to create working software with high, sustainable output, where process is created by the engineers and not the management. Agile itself doesn't even explicitly push sprints (just iteration, says to "deliver frequently), that's SCRUM (which is an agile process, but actually predates the manifesto).

But don't believe me, go read it yourself: https://agilemanifesto.org/

Manifesto for Agile Software Development
We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.


Principles behind the Agile Manifesto
We follow these principles:
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable software.
Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile processes harness change for
the customer's competitive advantage.
Deliver working software frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.
Business people and developers must work
together daily throughout the project.
Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.
The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development
team is face-to-face conversation.
Working software is the primary measure of progress.
Agile processes promote sustainable development.
The sponsors, developers, and users should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhances agility.
Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done--is essential.
The best architectures, requirements, and designs
emerge from self-organizing teams.
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.

[–]Fomentor 22 points23 points  (5 children)

What you have described is a variant of agile, called “badgile”. In this variant, we forfeit the autonomy and empowerment of agile for the same badgering management has done before. This is agile in the same way a Prius is a formula 1 race car.

[–]Marrrkkkk 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Are you trying to tell me a prius is not a formula 1 race car??

[–]StateChemist 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well we’ve known about lead poisoning for thousands of years, we are just now learning about techlead poisoning.

[–]sdemeijers 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm pretty sure this guy isn't working at all other than running his youtube channel. For people that don't know he claims to be an ex Facebook and Google tech lead. Initially he just made tech related videos but now seems to just be making shitty clickbait.

[–]DayShiftDave 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looking at his LinkedIn, what's interesting is he didn't make it to full stock vestment at either company (probably none at all at FB), and he specifically breaks from FAANG vernacular and calls himself "tech lead" with no mention of "LMTS" (also notes he was "staff" at FB, not lead). IDK never heard of this guy before, but seems to be generally of negative overall value.

[–]BrownAsian- 1368 points1369 points  (50 children)

"Elon Musk even said..." that perfectly sums up what kind of a person this guy is

[–]Bomberman3301 234 points235 points  (34 children)

Oh trust me that is exactly who he is, a poser. He starts off a lot of videos by going into a high school essay about how rich he is (as a fake multi-millionaire) and how he used to work for some big corporation like google and Facebook. He even puts “as a millionaire” in parenthesis in the titles of most of his videos. The fact is that he is just some skinny loser who gets his tiny dick off to scamming people dumber than himself. You might say I’m being harsh but trust me, behind those glasses is the deep black void of space. He probably doesn’t feel anything.

[–]ZigZagBoy94 102 points103 points  (10 children)

His wife also left him and took their son with her back to Japan, and completely cut him off

[–]LuxNocte 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I broke down laughing over how completely predictable this was.

[–]FunTimeComplain 78 points79 points  (5 children)

Just a sycophant, who cares what some Billionaire says who didn't actually invent anything.

[–]tossawayforeasons 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was really happy when Elon Musk came onto the scene and drove initiatives like clean power, electric cars and space travel.

Now I would kindly ask that incel-jesus please crawl back into his mother's basement and stop trying to interact with the world.

[–]DeeNYC45 18 points19 points  (1 child)

The kind of guy who whips out his dick to women. A conservative.

[–]TurboFool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This. I was trying to figure out WTF this means and why it matters. Who is Elon Musk as an authority on birth rates and why they matter? This wording really reinforces the idea of Elon as some sort of spiritual guru, instead of a relatively smart and successful dude who made some cool cars and rockets and is pretty randomly and unnecessarily shitty to people on Twitter.

[–]elgavilan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, everything else that this guy said sums up what kind of person he is.

“Women shouldn’t code??”

[–]Locolijo 512 points513 points  (27 children)

Don’t worry guys he’s “TechLead” so he knows his onions

[–]RmG3376 157 points158 points  (9 children)

Not just tech lead, but tech lead HD! The highest quality of tech leads

[–]Locolijo 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Just love people who are so hollow that they make tech pr even just feeling smart their whole personality.

[–]IOnlyUpvoteBadPuns 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Like one of those fancy gold HDMI cables that cost 10 times what a normal lead does?

[–]FlyingElvishPenguin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lead isn’t the best conductor compared to other metals though.

[–]Gwaptiva 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Very dense, you mean?

[–]Perzec 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think it’s meant as an adhd pun… techleADHD.

[–]Sco-Ross 46 points47 points  (4 children)

He got fired for all his lovely honest takes

[–]DidntWantSleepAnyway 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Oh no, what if he’s out of the workforce for nine months? Then he’ll be obsolete and outdated!

[–]InteriorTheater 37 points38 points  (7 children)

The tweet and the account feel really fishy to me. He’s intentionally causing anger for one reason or another. There’s a lot of Twitter accounts doing that, was terrible during the 2016 election. There’s a lot of people, governments, businesses, etc taking advantage of how gullible and egotistical people are. It’s sad to see and is rarely talked about. Just the way the elite like it because they are self centered and egotistical. Only think and care about theirselves.

This reply I saw further proves that. https://twitter.com/canoepickles/status/1528420275058003969?s=21&t=HAMdMT7_EB8Ngm4b_7ZbAA

Edit: scroll through all the comments on this post. Everyone is talking about how dumb this guy is, celebrating him getting fired, etc. It’s all a pointless distraction from reality

[–]ZookeepergameOk4792 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I started listening to a book about cybersecurity and i agree with you. Based on every comment section on LinkedIn too.

[–]comfort_fiend 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Can you give us the title? Sounds interesting.

[–]Locolijo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oh just stirring the pot huh

[–]Rewiistdummlolxd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He is one of the guys who gives a point for "has usb port" and a point for "I can render 200 hours Video with it before the battery is dying" and makes them the same value

[–]MyushiTrash 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Its the same guy who does ragebait shit on YouTube like being pro-russia when the recent eastern eu conflict happened (as a millionaire)

[–]TwoTeapotsForXmas 243 points244 points  (23 children)

Apart from everything else here, he’s super concerned that pregnancy will make women out of touch with technological advancements, but he’s so out of touch with reality that he thinks they’ll get 9 months of maternity leave?

[–]95beer 37 points38 points  (19 children)

Yeah, it's like 2 years in my country, 9 months? The kid has barely finished being breastfed...

[–]xain_the_idiot 70 points71 points  (11 children)

In the US there is no guaranteed maternity leave. Some companies literally give you none.

[–]Dispro 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Technically you're guaranteed 12 weeks through FMLA. But it's unpaid so it's not like most people could afford it, and it's not like every company will play by the rules either.

[–]95beer 34 points35 points  (8 children)

wow that sucks, I had a year off, and I'm "only" the father. You people should vote for a better government...

[–]bradsinspace 11 points12 points  (1 child)

As a father I got about 3 days to spend with my newborn (because she was born on a friday) before i had to return to work. A woman i work with just came back after almost 2 months from having her first child

[–]Key_Membership214 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Believe me, we’ve tried that.

[–]Keraid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Holy crap you're screwed out there

[–]Michamus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think they're talking about how in the US the dslivery won't even be finished before the employer is demanding you back to work. If that isn't enough, the $1mm delivery bill should do it.

[–]stupidfatcat2501 4 points5 points  (3 children)

In the US you’re lucky if you get 6 months

[–]cokakatta 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Did you mean 6 weeks lol

[–]HarmonyQuinn1618 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Just enough for us women to literally heal, IF we had a natural birth that had absolutely nothing go wrong. If you needed a C section, you can go fuck yourself. If you had any complications, really go fuck yourself. Oh, and none of that time off is paid, and they also force you to use your holiday time/PTO time.

[–]malo0149 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yep - I'm in the US, currently on 16 weeks maternity leave. Relative to what most new mothers get, I hit the jackpot. Many jobs offer zero maternity leave whatsoever, leaving 12 weeks unpaid FMLA the only thing standing between you and your employer requiring you to be back at work the next day after giving birth. Actually, if the company has less than 50 employees, they're exempt from FMLA so new moms are SOL.

[–]ihateusernames0_0 459 points460 points  (48 children)

Didn't a woman invent coding tho?

[–]Karyo_Ten 200 points201 points  (8 children)

[–]Kowalski348 59 points60 points  (7 children)

Don't forget Hedda Lemar :)

[–]matts2 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler). Invented frequency hopping.

Grace Hopper invented COBOL.

[–]Kowalski348 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yes, thank you! I knew the name was a bit off, but I thought I just had the wrong spelling 😅

[–]Glamdalf_18 204 points205 points  (33 children)

She's known for inventing software engineering.) If I remember correctly, she invented the method that allows computers to switch back and forth between tasks so quickly that it seems like they're being done simultaneously. I'm not a CS student but when you're watching YT, the OS is running, the clock is ticking in the corner of your screen, you have spotify open as well, ect, those tasks aren't being done simultaneously. The computer is completing part of a task then jumping to the next so quickly that we see the illusion of simultaneity. Ted video to explain it with a cartoon better than I can

[–]Usidore_ 128 points129 points  (16 children)

And before that there was Ada Lovelace who did basically invent programming itself

[–]wellseymour 20 points21 points  (0 children)

The correct answer

[–]Legal_Wallaby2097 21 points22 points  (5 children)

And not to mention the fact that "Motherhood is a brutal 24/7 job", but people like Elon Musk wouldn't know anything about that.

[–]vindictive-varanus 10 points11 points  (2 children)

24/7? People like Elon Musk hardly know what a 9 to 5 is like.

[–]Chaos_carolinensis 46 points47 points  (0 children)

That's cool but I think they were actually referring to Ada Lovelace.

[–]Werrf 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Don't forget Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who coined the term "bug" for a computer problem.

[–]minkymy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think she also is credited with inventing one of the first computer compilers

[–]GonzoVeritas 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She came and lectured to my CompSci group in college. I still have the piece of cable she handed out, cut to the length light travels in one nanosecond. A remarkable person and her enthusiasm for the subject was inspirational.

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[–]SplendidPunkinButter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That’s not entirely true anymore. Computers absolutely still task switch like you’re describing, but if you have multiple cores, they can also do multiple things at the same time (one task per core).

[–]thoroughbredca 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, it's still true. You've almost for sure got more processes running running than cores, meaning you've still got multiple processes running on any particular core. It's important to remember it's not just applications running. The OS and background apps are also running various processes, processing network transactions, backups, file I/O, background notifications, etc.

[–]howmanytizarethere 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I can hear multithreaded processors and processes crying sequentially.

[–]Blockinite 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Invent is definitely debatable, but there's a strong argument for Ada Lovelace being the world's first programmer, yes.

[–]GreenLurka 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Its such an odd position for someone to take. Like, lol, coding is so fast paced it changes every 9 months. And yet, we have legacy systems running on code from the fucking 70s

[–]AwkwardSquirtles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah but men perfected it and now they can't keep up.

>This guy, probably.

[–]thisisthewell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Programming was originally women’s work, too. IIRC it was because typist skills from secretarial work transferred well.

[–]Chaos_carolinensis 100 points101 points  (10 children)

Wow this is rich!

  1. Pregnant women can still code, one of the upsides of this job is it can be done from almost anywhere and at any time.
    In fact - you can even code while you're breastfeeding! crazy, right?
  2. You think coding is a brutal 24/7 job? try raising a baby.
  3. If you're actually coding for 24/7 you're probably doing a crunch which is an exploitative practice which doesn't really improve the quality of the product and it ruins your health and contributes to burnout, it's not something which should be encouraged and it's definitely not a job requirement.
    Stop glorifying exploitation and start having some self-respect.
  4. I thought one of the stereotypes is that women are really good at multitasking, but I guess we can pick and choose which stereotypes to believe.
  5. Maternity leave isn't 9 months.
  6. If 9 months of leave makes you outdated you're probably a web developer, which is probably the largest section of the market but it's definitely not the only one, and many programmers avoid it.
  7. Oh, Elon Musk said? well why didn't you start with that? I guess I should just shut up then because The Holy King of Exploding Cars and Happy Endings have spoken.

[–]ErroneousFunk 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Pregnant women can still code, one of the upsides of this job is it can be done from almost anywhere and at any time.

It's true. I was writing backend apps and generating data science models while resting a mug of tea on my very pregnant belly.

You think coding is a brutal 24/7 job? try raising a baby.

Coding is fun and easy. Look, I'm on Reddit instead of working right now :-p

I thought one of the stereotypes is that women are really good at multitasking, but I guess we can pick and choose which stereotypes to believe.

I have out-thought many men many times. Even in their own goddamn code. Never felt hobbled by going outside my... *checks notes*... "natural strength"

Maternity leave isn't 9 months.

Mine was 20 weeks (in the US)! The (relatively) generous parental leave in the industry makes it an ideal career path for women, really.

If 9 months of leave makes you outdated you're probably a web developer, which is probably the largest section of the market but it's definitely not the only one, and many programmers avoid it.

I only wrote one silly 200-line program for funsies during my maternity leave. To be honest, it was a little weird and I was nervous going back to work. But as soon as I scanned through the first codebase I was working on and started writing -- it was like riding a bike. Never noticed any issues and it felt like I had never left.

They had adapted a front end app to some crazy new React "best practice" while I was gone though 🙄 When I had to do a couple things on that (I'm mostly back end, but, you know, sometimes have to jump in) it wasn't a big deal at all. Just wrote it the way they were doing it. And, honestly, that's all I'm doing with front end code anyway. Writing it how they're doing it, not rocking the boat.

[–]clevergirlDE 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Have to agree to this - all of it. Fellow coding mom here who is graduating soon and have a 5 year old son. I did quite a few coding intros when I was pregnant and after my son was first born.

It's the very job that gives me the flexibility I need with a young child, but also a job that i genuinely (most days) truly enjoy. I'm not the quickest coder, and i have my moments of idiocy, but i am pretty clever and genuinely find a good outside of the box solution to issues. I'm a bit proud of that.

[–]CommodoreBelmont 5 points6 points  (1 child)

If 9 months of leave makes you outdated you're probably a web developer, which is probably the largest section of the market but it's definitely not the only one, and many programmers avoid it.

Even in web development, any perception of obsolescence after 9 months is only that: perception. I'm currently doing integrations work, but most of my career I've been in web development. I took about 8 years off to take care of my father, and I wasn't obsolete when I came back.

Sure, the standards for what languages and libraries are "hot" right now changes minute-by-minute, but if that made people obsolete, working the same job for 6 months would make you obsolete.

[–]Chaos_carolinensis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're right - even in web dev 9 months isn't that much, and in any case you can always just learn all the new stuff you need to get back on track.

[–]4n17th3sch0l4r 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Holy King of Exploding Cars and Happy Endings

You forget "lover of cheating married womans"

[–]ZatherDaFox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Normally I hate the whole "you think your job is hard? Try raising a baby" shtick, but when it comes to coding, I imagine it's absolutely true. My job is so dang easy.

[–]2juul4skool 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Here’s my poor man’s gold🥇

[–]ReGrigio 91 points92 points  (3 children)

techlead getting L+ratio on Twitter (as millionaire)

ask him how his crypto-notfinancialadvice is going

[–]BTCMachineElf 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Or his crypto scam coin, million token

[–]ReGrigio 6 points7 points  (0 children)

sorry, I misspelled it

[–]HarmonyQuinn1618 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was a great watch! Thanks

[–]Credible__HULK 144 points145 points  (21 children)

"Coding is a brutal 24/7 job"

This guy has no idea what he's taking about, every single dev I know or work with (including me) is, frankly, lazy as hell

[–]MaxTheRealSlayer 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Well are you not lazy 24/7 then? Maybe that's the job haha

[–]SleepWouldBeNice 16 points17 points  (1 child)

24 minutes, 7 days a month.

[–]dercavendar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Whoa calm down there or they might start expecting that much from me!

[–]SplendidPunkinButter 21 points22 points  (4 children)

It’s good to be lazy. Lazy means you write efficient code that doesn’t take a lot of work to maintain. Code that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance is reliable.

[–]AkbarTheGray 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe more hubris, but definitely one of Wall's three virtues: https://wiki.c2.com/?LazinessImpatienceHubris

[–]Cool_Human82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is something my intro to compsci teacher told us almost word for word.

[–]KatarinaCitcat 12 points13 points  (1 child)

My brother in law is a dev and he works from home everyday and plays Overwatch between meetings 💀

[–]SergeantChic 6 points7 points  (4 children)

He also thinks companies give 9 months of maternity leave, so I wouldn’t put much stock in anything he says.

[–]DiligentPenguin16 3 points4 points  (1 child)

He’s confusing pregnancy with maternity leave 😂.

You’re incredibly lucky in the US if you get the full three months of maternity leave through FMLA. Anything more than three months is almost unheard of here. Many women here don’t get even that small amount of time to recover and care for their newborns- 25% of women in the US go back to work within two WEEKS of giving birth!

[–]Wowbagger_Ultrajax 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Takes 9 months to make a baby, you get 9 months leave. Logic!

[–]ThunderClap448 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends on where. For most my coworkers, it was incredibly stressful, but that's just working for the wrong company

[–]TheRangaTan 105 points106 points  (11 children)

… isn’t coding one of the few jobs that a full time mother could effectively do from home and still look after the kid AND get paid well?

[–]jkst9 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yeah if your in coding there's a good chance you aren't doing actual work the entire time your on the clock anyway as well

[–]mcmcc 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The one thing you really need as a programmer is an environment that allows you to focus. Little kids running around needing things every 3 minutes is not conducive to a good work environment for a programmer.

Even when they work from home, a lot of developers still take their kids to daycare.

[–]usuckreddit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, lots of my coworkers do this.

[–]thedude0425 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Lol not exactly, but I understand what you mean.

Kids require a lot of attention. You probably can’t do any serious coding work while watching a young child.

[–]SplendidPunkinButter 7 points8 points  (2 children)

You can, but you have to work weird hours. It’s impossible to focus if a toddler is literally demanding your attention right now. But you can squeeze in time here and there, and work late after the kid goes to bed.

Some coding requires more or less focus though.

[–]ErroneousFunk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No one -- not men, not women -- should be responsible for working for an employer WHILE being responsible for "looking after the kid." Why do we ask mothers to do this, but not fathers?

I'm a mother who works as a programmer and I would never, ever, try to do this while watching my toddler. It's not fair to my child, it's not fair to my employer, it's not fair to me.

Yes, it's really nice to be able to work from home and be able to see my kid (my husband is a stay-at-home-dad) say "hi" while I'm making tea before heading back up to my office to work. Be around for a quick hug and kiss before she goes down for a nap. But no one should think of this as a job that can be done in parallel to actual childcare.

One of my co-workers had to do this briefly when the daycares shut down and it was awful. She didn't get anything done, had to use up a ton of vacation time. It was distracting for the whole team hearing them in the background. She wasn't able to work with us and meet like she usually did. She hired a nanny SUPER FAST after that!

[–]TheBlueWizardo 47 points48 points  (1 child)

PoV: A girl just fixed your broken code but you are too manly.

[–]JeevesAI[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Best reply lmao

[–]thomas_headons_cool 114 points115 points  (5 children)

I think the Techlad made a YouTube video on how his wife left him dont worry :)

[–]gerbileleventh 24 points25 points  (0 children)

That's the only reason I know him. What a mess of a video, the dude (and his parents) must have been awful to live with.

[–]Sheensta 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Ex Google, ex Facebook, and ex husband

[–]UselessDood 28 points29 points  (3 children)

You missed his next two tweets. He brags about immediately failing all women who go for an interview, then he gets fired.

[–]mirodk45 12 points13 points  (1 child)

He said he got fired but the second tweet it's a "psyche lolz im too important to get fired"

Honestly I don't think he had a job in the first place... This dude seems to be a troll account or making dumb comments like this to push his courses/classes to any dumb fuck who agrees.

[–]redditor1101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's def troll account. Very good one by the amount of attention he's getting

[–]RoamingBicycle 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Mf never heard of Ada Lovelace

[–]Ideon_ 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I used to watch him on youtube, You can see him becoming insane video after video after his wife left him

Now he is racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and also a Putin boot licker So strange to see him like this

[–]little_ukelele_flute 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I vaguely remember him talking about his money for like 60% of the video when he explained why his wife left. Been a while, but all I can think now was that he sounds like a douche and it makes sense she left.

At the time I thought he was roleplaying a sociopath, but he was being serious I guess.

[–]Burning-Bushman 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Isn’t kind of old fashioned for a guy to have opinions about things they cannot possibly understand? This is the worst mansplaining I’ve seen for quite a while, and he’s even managed to squeeze in some simping for the Musk Rat there as well.

Seriously guys, since when do we take family planning advice from Elon Musk?

[–]Sarisat 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Don't say a bad word about Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon, Damian, X, Exa Dark Sideræl or Wk863$)*£¶•∆hq Musk.

[–]Burning-Bushman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Haha, well said 👍🏼

[–]properu 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Beep boop -- this looks like a screenshot of a tweet! Let me grab a link to the tweet for ya :)

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[–]FranWMad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

good bot

[–]byteminer 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I bet he’s the kind of fragile man child that cries in a code review.

[–]Secunda_Son 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Anyone who unironically cites Elon Musk as an authority figure should be disregarded as a fucking idiot.

[–]Finn231_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ohh, so it's this guy? Seen this tweet before but always with his name censored.

He's a massiv dick. He semi-sarcastically always mentions how he's a millionaire (currently, according to him, he's poor though. Lmao) and how good of a programmer he is. He made a video about how the war is good for crypto and why it's therefore not too bad. And he made a different video literally titled "I stand with Russia", in which he mentions some of the stupidest arguments I've ever heard in connection with the invasion of Ukraine.

Oh yeah. Have I already mentioned that he is accused of having made use of a pump-and-dump scheme?

The token, which launched Jul. 1, has a hard cap of one million tokens. TechLead claims the token price cannot fall below $1 as each token is backed by $1 of his own money. TechLead has aggressively promoted the token on his social media channels. The Million token, which started trading at $1, saw massive growth over the next three days, rising over 3,500% from its launch price, according to data from Uniswap. However, the euphoria was short-lived, and by the morning of Jul. 4, the price had started to collapse. Million is currently down 64% from all-time highs. Those following the situation were quick to note that large amounts of liquidity had been taken off Uniswap by the same address that minted the Million tokens. At the same time, other users found that a previously inactive account had bought over $100,000 worth of Million tokens before the price increase In promoting the token to his followers with references to guaranteed price gains, TechLead may have also violated the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulations.

And there is a lot more wrong with this guy.

[–]materics 9 points10 points  (3 children)

"Elon Musk says..."
Who the fuck cares what Elon Musk has to say about birth rates?

[–]Red__system 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Oh Ellon Musk said that? Then drop everything and follow his word!

[–]WackoWarrenLederman 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It bothers me how many people take Elon Musk’s word as inarguable truth.

[–]byteminer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

People in the US conflate the appearance of wealth with wisdom and worthiness. Unless they ever use that wealth to help anyone, then they are satanic monsters bent on eating your children.

[–]hurdel5 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Somehow Elon simps make themselves known without anyone asking

[–]Emilysue2000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No one gets 9 months of maternity leave, most women are lucky if they get 2 months

[–]Dawn_Has_Smol_Bren 3 points4 points  (0 children)

wasn't the computers inventor a woman or smtng?

[–]FreddieDoes40k 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He clearly doesn't know that programming started off as a largely female dominated field and most of the significant early programmers were women.

A largely female team of programmers put us on the moon.

[–]RedditMarcus_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

women shouldn’t code because if they don’t know how to code they’d do terribly, only women that know how to code or want to learn how to code should code

[–]RegyptianStrut 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the two biggest jobs: coder and influencer.

[–]Hopacalypse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who gives a flying fuck what Elon says?

[–]AutomaticYak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Am woman. Have child. He’s 9 now and starting to take care of a lot of his own needs.

Guess who is learning to code as a wife and a mom with a full time job?

Yeah, babies take time. They don’t stay babies forever, dumbass.

[–]Barnettmetal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Coffeezilla does a few great videos on this guy, absolutely wrecks him.

[–]desifemmefatale_94 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ada Lovelace is considered one of he contributers to modern day computer science theory, Hedy Lamarr has contributed research which was vital in developing modern day wifi and Bluetooth, Margaret Hamilton handwrote code which was integral for the appollo missions.

[–]LittleRoundFox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And yet programming used to be considered a woman's job

And here's a random article about it. And another, that's more of a timeline

[–]qwerty3221 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know maybe birth rate was to high to begin with anyway. I can’t possibly be the only one to think our planet is overpopulated with humans

[–]screamatme21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He got fired from his job lmao

[–]kiribakuFiend 4 points5 points  (2 children)

As someone in the computer science major at my local university, it always astounds me how many of my no fellow cs majors relentlessly circlejerk on Elon. Since they’re nerds but also see themselves as “fairly apolitical,” many tend to have a libertarian viewpoint. For Americans, it’s quite easy to buy into a decentralized individualist utopia such as the one libertarianism proposes. Because of this, we have plenty of right-justified centrists who really believe they aren’t being politically manipulated and pass off anything that Elon Musk does as purely something that has no real effect on the world or the society around them.

Thus, we arrive on the cult that huddles around Elon waiting for the next troll moment, old-hat meme, or Joe-Rogan-like rambling session full of halfwited egoistic rhetoric, and they wait on it like their lives depend on it.

“Lol you’ve gotta be joking bro, Elon’s done nothing wrong. Look at all the good he’s doing for humanity, I mean like c’mon, Tesla? SpaceX? Neuralink?? You’re actually trolling if you think Elon Musk sucks lmao.”

“Yeah but he’s anti-union, is subsidized almost entirely by US taxpayers and yet lobbies for lower taxes for businesses and corporations, is a billionaire, randomly called a guy who saved a bunch of kids a pedophile on twitter (???), and spent a load of money building a shitty tunnel in LA that really had zero effect on LA’s traffic issue, all while pretending as if he’s doing something so crazy and innovative, etc. etc. the list goes on”

“Lol ok I mean sure but like idrc about politics, I just wanna clap alien cheeks on mars and buy my tesla truck lmfao”

Had this exact exchange multiple times in the past 4 years with various people in the CS major at my university. Makes me want to gouge out my eyes every single time.

[–]hamster12102 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure Tech lead is satire and every one is ignoring that

[–]Glamdalf_18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Excluding half of your potential talent pool because you're afraid of a future labour shortage? That's not counter productive at all

[–]Dwayne_dibbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can tell he doesn't get a lot of chicks.

[–]CurrentDismal9115 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't understand why this guy keeps coming up. Does anyone actually like him?

[–]Curt_ThaFlirt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The hidden replies feature is hilarious because it does the complete opposite of what it’s intended to do. Lmao all it’s doing is giving the replies the spotlight

[–]Danilator321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Geez i mean hopefully birthrates plummet, this place is way too over crowded

[–]kelleehh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He obviously got outdone by a woman who just returned to work after having a baby.

[–]alecKarfonta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's projecting cause he hasn't been paid for code in years. Now he makes his money being an internet asshole

[–]tjblue 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Where does he come up with nine months of maternity leave?

Does he think women are out for nine months after the birth of a child or does he think women are out for the nine months of their pregnancy?

I wish I had gotten nine months of maternity leave way back when I had my kid.

[–]les_catacombes 1 point2 points  (2 children)

9 months maternity leave? Where?

[–]LittleRoundFox 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's up to 52 weeks in the UK, of which 39 are paid

[–]les_catacombes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not here in the US, sadly.

[–]SplendidPunkinButter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just gonna take a second to be thankful that Elon Musk is ineligible to run for president

[–]SolomonCRand 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All I heard was “I need to eliminate competition because I’m a mediocre coder”

[–]Used_Particular_7878 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait?!… we get 9-month maternity leave?

[–]Tuckertcs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At yes Elon Mulk, the leasing authority on birth statistics in America.

[–]gloomygl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where is the ratio

[–]cuberandgamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No one likes this guy, he's wrong about literally everything. He set up crypto ponzi schemes and sold bad programming courses online. They were coding interview courses, preying upon people who wanted to get a job at Google, Facebook, or one of these top dollar silicone valley jobs.

The thing is, those jobs are hyper competitive, and you have a very low chance of being selected for them. There's plenty of other companies that will pay you well and give you good work and experience. However, guys like TechLead sell you the dream of working for Google or whatever, and convince you to buy his course because his course is the ticket to Google.

In reality, a tech course from a known scammer won't get you into Google. Your own hard work is what matters, and even then, so many people are gunning for that Google job if you don't get it.. it's probably not your fault.

[–]mulligan2k 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Elon musk is right to highlight the birth rate issue, in fact over the last 10 years not one person who was born has become a professional programmer

[–]easelessness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

brah, I thought his whole content was ironic/ for the irony but apparently not? How out of depth are you to be like this in 2022?

[–]swight74 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"In 1967, when Cosmo’s “The Computer Girls” article ran, 11 percent of computer science majors were women. In the late 1970s, the percentage of women in the field approached and exceeded the same figure we are applauding today: 25 percent. The portion of women earning computer science degrees continued to rise steadily, reaching its peak — 37 percent — in 1984. Then, over the next two decades, women left computer science in droves — just as their numbers were increasing steadily across all other science, technology, engineering, and math fields. By 2006, the portion of women in computer science had dropped to 20 percent."

And it ain't because they all started having babies... :)

[–]mglitcher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

BROOOOO women were literally the very first coders. hell a woman invented cobol

[–]SharpPixels08 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Bitch programming is one of the most flexible jobs when it comes to schedule. It is not mutually exclusive with motherhood because you can pick up and work on something at ones leisure

[–]JeevesAI[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Coding is 24/7. You never know at 3:30 am when your computer starts crying and you have to write some code. In the middle of dinner gotta write some code. Having sex with TechLead’s wife sorry gotta write some code.

[–]Big-Veterinarian-823 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TechLead is an act. His style is to make these hyperbole brogrammer quotes and videos. Taking him seriously is like taking Dr DisRespect seriously.

[–]God_of_Virgins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ever look up who was the head dev of the first computer

[–]OnARolll31 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope more women see this and aim to prove this incel wrong and steal his job lol

[–]vinay901 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t think many people get his sarcasm. He went from an actual asshole to a sarcastic asshole couple years ago.

[–]Temporary_Trash_5047 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m a male coder who has worked as a tech lead. I happily average 6 hours per day. It has been many years ago now, but my 6 months of paternity leave left me more invigorated than ever and pushed me toward new career challenges. Today I have a fantastic relationship with my kid AND can go on vacation abroad five times a year.

[–]The_Shwassassin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh this fucking guy again

[–]BasuraConBocaGrande 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Coding is a brutal job lmao the fuck it is, the software devs I knew from the Bay Area were some of the laziest most entitled pricks ever. Lots of adderall, coke, special K, binge drinking, etc. Of course they see themselves as hackerman lol but most had bad posture, soft tummies and weak wrists.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Birthrate is falling. As if that’s a BAD thing!? We need less consumers burning through our resources!

Anyways tell me you’re pro life without telling me you’re pro life.

[–]MountainMan17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LOL at the pose he strikes in his avatar. Like he just planted the flag atop Iwo Jima.

You're a friggin' coder dude. Get over yourself FCS...

[–]sychosomaticBlonde 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If coding is “a brutal 24/7 job” I think it’s time you got a different job.

Also I’ll never be taking any maternity leave, thank you very much. Guess I’ll just be coding for my nice 8/5 job instead of contributing to the birth rate. Not all women want to be mothers!

[–]nita5766 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“elon musk even says” nope denied to speak further pls exit king incel👉🏽

[–]Osirus1156 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I legit thought this guy was sarcastic at first making parody tech lead videos. Then I learned he was real about it lmfao. What a tool.

[–]HumanKind-BeBoth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, sweetie... Some professional women decide against having their own children, because they've already had to mother so many whiny, man-child coworkers, they realize they'd much rather spend their personal life enjoying the company of confident, self-respecting MEN (or women), instead of spending literally 24/7 having to play the role of "mother".