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Sneak Peak!

About Bondage

What's the difference between working in a I.T. department and being kidnapped? In one, the hostages get free pizza and in the other they have to write software.

Here's the thing software developers have to understand: We are hostages. Our managers are kipnappers. In the enterprise, I.T. managers know nothing, do nothing, and achieve nothing except keeping us working. (And they don't even do that well because we're so self-driven.)

There's only one way out: another job. Each of my parents spent their entire career at one company. I've worked for 94 because I got good at escaping bondage. Why haven't you?

Find escape motivation in this book.

Feedback from Eddiots

I thought Eddie was kinky. But he really is a dev slave. - Indigo Pixel, Designer


My cousin's incarcerated for drugs. What did we do wrong? - Flo Chart, Software Engineer


I worked my butt off just to get here. Now this! - Yogesh Venkatasarasimharajuvaripeta, Software Engineer


Programmers suffer but not as much as their users. - Helen Waite, IT Admin


Why do the laziest developers complain the most? - Vera Vague, Product Owner


The beatings will continue until the software finally runs. - Miss Management, IT Director


About Eddiots

This is a work of fiction inspired by real events I witnessed, endured, or instigated.

Every character and company is a composite of real people and places from my work life. I just changed the names to protect the incompetent.

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or businesses, active or bankrupt, is either coincidental or unavoidable because these eddiots are everywhere!

Thanks to all you bossholes, players, liars, fakers, slackers, posers, jerks, cheaters, and producers of endless technical debt. I used to hate you but now I love you because I need no imagination. I just share forward the suffering you shared with me.

About Eddie Ottic

Eddie Ottic has written 2 million lines of code for 94 firms in 50 years. There's a good chance something you own was built with his software.

He loves coding but hates going to work. Everywhere he's ever been had sufficient tech. None had sufficient management but plenty of bossholes.

When he says this, he's "not a team player". But when his comics say the same thing, others listen, laugh, and learn the inside truths no one else teaches. That's why he built eddiots.

He's a fair writer, a lousy artist, and a lazy developer. But combining them makes the magic vector art about his long I.T. incarceration. Read it, learn something, and most of all, have fun!

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