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Sneak Peak!

About Bossholes

"Bossholes" is about I.T. managers, the horrible things they do, the wonderful things they don't do, and the important things they never do.

If we programmers performed like our bosses, there'd be no software to manage. When we fail, everyone knows. When they fail, it's someone else's fault and life goes on (until it stops for good).

Bossholes don't grok people, tech, or domains but they love telling us what to do, whether or not it makes sense.

So why don't we workers hate our bossholes more? Why do we let them get away with corporate murder? For the same reason the poor don't hate the rich. We dream that we too can someday earn more to do less.

Feedback from Eddiots

Wow! Now I know I'm not the only one who hates his boss! - Al Gorithm, Software Architect


Eddie nails it! But who's going to fix our bosshole problem? - Gary Rigg, Software Engineer


Buy this book! You'll finally understand why it's so bad. - Paula Nomial, Tech Lead


Excellent content! Crappy design. What else is new? - Indigo Pixel, Designer


Eddie is not kind and must report to HR for punishment. - Queen of HR


Eddie's no longer with us. He's exploring new opportunities. - Nero, CIO


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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