Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Nov 2005, 16:00 p.m.

Hard Lesson Number 5823675

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Sometimes jerks are right and "he is a jerk" is not a sufficient reason to ignore his criticisms and suggestions.