The Anarchy Way

  • Always be on the lookout for opportunities to be helpful.
  • Have weak opinions you express strongly.
  • Every side has a grain of truth (in non-technical discussions). You just don’t know everybody’s language. You’re aim should be to learn.
  • Be honest.
  • Just do things and many things, but do them well.
  • Don’t ask for permission.
  • Don’t be mad if somebody does a thing without asking permission. Next time make sure the auths are correct.
  • A product shouldn’t tell somebody they can’t do something, but it’s okay to tell them they shouldn’t.
  • Code should be simple and short.
  • Code duplication is the root of all evil.
  • Ask many questions.
  • Ask open-ended questions.
  • Critique your own idea first, and publicly.
  • Every idea is valuable yet somehow terrible.


  • be civil and kind.
  • ad hominem attacks will not be tolerated.
  • no racism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry.