Slackers

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About Slackers

The only slackers in I.T. are the programmers. Wait? What are you talking about?

It's pretty simple actually. We define "slacking" as the delta between what you should be doing and what you actually do. Since programmers are the only ones in I.T. who actually do anything that matters (producing value with a product), then they're the only ones who could slack. Right?

So what do we do about slacking? We change our habits. We change our lifestyle. And of course, to be perfectly logical, we change the definition of what we should be doing.

"Slackers" explores all of this and more. Welcome to dev life in I.T.!


Feedback from Eddiots

My best habit making stuff? Reading Eddie's comic books! - Zach Overflow, Software Engineer

★★★★★

There's so much more than the code. Eddie shows you. - Paula Nomial, Tech Lead

★★★★★

Eddie's best comic book ever! No it's not! Yes it is! Tab & Comma Delimitter, Programmers

★★★★★

I love coding. Corporate I.T. not so much. See why here. - Yogesh Venkatasarasimharajuvaripeta, Software Engineer

★★★★☆

I just don't understand the programmer mindset. - Wanda Want, Business Analyst

★☆☆☆☆

Don't waste your money on Eddie's books. Buy my crap instead. - Con Victed, CEO


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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