A message to all juniors in IT, things senior developers also do, regularly.

Jack Aureliano De Santis
1 min readFeb 19, 2019


Wait what?

Message a senior Linux admin colleague asking about an issue with Linux and get a “I have no clue” answer.

Use a Windows laptop because of the frustration with all the bugs in Linux (typing this on my ThinkPad T580 running Windows 10).

Saying “F*ck this shit” and giving up.

Having a colleague ask for a dump of something and having to ask back “wait how do I do that?”.

Feeling like we know nothing.

Having to still google something after 10 years of working with it.

Forgetting to commit written code.

Admitting we have no idea about something in meetings.

Making mistakes that result in major issues, remember when GitLab wiped it’s database? https://about.gitlab.com/2017/02/01/gitlab-dot-com-database-incident/

And generally making mistakes, forgetting things, having to google seemingly basic things, it never fully stops, no matter how many years of experience one carries.
The important part is how we react when facing our mistakes.