wZ programmer Donald Ball just resigned.
Now, Donald and I didn’t always get along, and certainly didn’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of things. But I have to admit, he’s one of the more talented developers I’ve met, and one of the last people I expected to leave the company.
But, as Scott (our sysadmin) pointed out – he has a degree and he has a house payment now.
He’s seeing the same financial realities I am. Actually, he’s likely to know more about where the company is (or is going) than I am because of his unique relationship with the owners.
But this is still somewhat of a complete surprise to me….