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Joel on Software

31

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

I'll be DJing at the party tonight.

What you see here:

  • Pioneer DJM-600 Professional DJ Mixer
  • Two Pioneer CDJ-800 Digital Vinyl Turntables (acts like a turntable but plays CDs)
  • Trusty Shure SM-58, mentioned earlier on this site
  • Sony MDR-V700DJ Studio Monitor Series DJ Headphones
  • Rotel RA-1060 Stereo integrated amplifier
  • B&W speaker system
  • Two IBM Thinkpad Laptops (one for visual effects and 2004 countdown; the other for playing MP3s)
  • Harman Kardon DVD 25 Progressive Scan DVD Player
  • (Offscreen) Pioneer 43" HDTV Plasma Monitor showing visual effects generated from the audio track using G-Force Gold

Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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