"And this is the essential broader point—as a programmer you must have a series of wins, every single day. It is the Deus Ex Machina of hacker success. It is what makes you eager for the next feature, and the next after that. And a large team is poison to small wins. The nature of large teams is such that even when you do have wins, they come after long, tiresome and disproportionately many hurdles. And this takes all the wind out of them. Often when I shipped a feature it felt more like relief than euphoria."

Rethrick Construction: The Mythical Man Month (via buzz)

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  8. mills said: This is one of those truisms that applies to nearly everything: creative life, constructive life, romantic life, daily mood. If your life consistently involves a feeling of success -small victories, daily micro-achievements- you simply feel good.
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