Easing Communications

I'm reviewing Chapter 6 of Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel. It's an excellent read. It covers communication on open source projects and how to interact in the most efficient and professional way possible. Also excellent is How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People by Ben-Collins Sussman and Brian Fitzpatrick (slides). I view this video every few months to keep sane. I've gotten much better with my online communications in recent years in that I don't get bogged down in flames or respond to attacks anymore, which only leads to being attacked even more. I used to try and respond to everything in an effort to shape a thread or calm people down or deflect unwanted advances. But that's just not realistic. More bluntly, it's a waste of time. And it only distracts you from taking advantage of all the interesting opportunities out there. Instead, I'm trying to focus my communications by engaging more with people who are respectful and open to my efforts. I am trying to protect my most important resource: my attention. It's going good.
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I hope to one day achieve such zen too Jim ;-)

Posted by che kristo on September 01, 2009 at 01:09 PM JST #

Jim,

Apart from everything else your camera is fantastic. The pics are just awesome. Ofcourse you are a great photographer too. Can you tell me the camera model you have.

Thanks,
Rohit

Posted by Rohit Sharma on September 01, 2009 at 01:25 PM JST #

che ... zen may be a tad over the top, but that is my goal. :)

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on September 01, 2009 at 02:41 PM JST #

thanks, Rohit. :) I use a Canon 30D with a Canon 50 mm lens. Very basic stuff.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on September 01, 2009 at 02:42 PM JST #

Aah.. this is what life is all about. Somebody calls it(Canon 30D) very basic stuff and for some its a dream machine :)

Posted by Rohit Sharma on September 10, 2009 at 08:07 AM JST #

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