I’m writing this in response to the Dev Bro Code post. Here at Name.com we developers DO adhere to a rather strict code of Broism and I have nothing but the utmost respect for it. However there are a few does up in the name.com haus and we have a few Doe Codes that should be taken into consideration. Does believe in the Bro Code, Burt Reynolds, Neil Diamond, unicorns, mustaches, tacos, anything awesomely 80’s and:
1) Be excellent to each other and party on dudes:
Bill and Ted in front of their totally believable phone booth time machine.
Bill and Ted really had this one right. As silly as the movie premise is, there is a golden nugget of philosophy to be uncovered. Gandhi said “We must be the change we want to see in the world.” This sounds cliche because it’s tossed around so blithely but the name.com Bro Code definitely is the change we want to see in the world. We are excellent to each other, we ensure no bro or doe is left behind in the beer or taco line, and we laugh, cry, and sometimes want to murder each other. Wait no, not the last one. We treat each other with respect and we treat our customers with respect. That’s pretty excellent. Oh and party on dudes!
2) When in doubt, hug it out: this is a beautiful Bro Code and it brings a tear to my eye when I see bros hugging it out. However, this is what bros look like when they are hugging and it doesn’t inspire tears of joy:
The Oatmeal nailed The Man Hug in his 6 Types of Crappy Hugs
There is nothing more awkward to witness than this colossal failure of an otherwise genuine bro hug. Instead, to help mitigate some of the awkwardness, please feel free to engage in a group hug or ask a dev doe for a hug. Does can be remarkably adept at hugging and you’ll look socially acceptable and attractive to the ladies if you are seen hugging one.
3) An offensive aroma-free environment: this is certainly appreciated by the Bros and the Does alike; office farters are the worst because they are never the funny farts. They are the ones that silently creep up on you, slowly invading your olfactory senses until you have to walk away from the offender, grumbling under your breath, and passively aggressively posting about it on Facebook because you don’t want to embarrass them. Fortunately name.com bros and does adhere to this code rather strictly, but I will admit that the temptation to hide a fart machine under Owen’s desk is almost too much.
“Everybody like their own blend” ~ Fat Bastard
5) You can never have enough sparkle or Tom Jones… or both: sparkle makes the world a better place. Even the bros at name.com were squealing with delight after a little sparkle was added to name.com.
name.com | up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a
Sparkle can be proverbial too, like when I went to review the latest KPI report, brimming with mind-numbing excitement at the prospect of reviewing lots of information, I encountered this wondrous image of Chunk riding Falcor.
Chunk riding Falcor | Shannon knows sparkle
That’s sparkle at it’s finest and Dev Bros and Does insert their wits, humor and the joy of elegant code into name.com‘s amazing web applications, as well as some awesome ASCII art peppered in.
That’s it for the Doe Codes. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Doe Codes and feel free to send any you think should be added.
Tom Jones + Sparkle = World a better place