Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Apr 2011, 0:00 a.m.

Joel On Coal

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Hey, my ex-boss Joel Spolsky -- who said last year that he'd quit blogging -- has started a new blog about coal mining!

The other crucial thing about having a schedule is that it forces you to decide what seams you are going to choose, and then it forces you to pick the least safe corridors and cut them rather than slipping into pillar-robbing (a.k.a. slope creep).

Update: April Fool's! Postmortem.