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Overriding the defaults 
21st-Mar-2013 03:13 pm
liz
Just got to meet in person a developer that I've been working on a small project with for a couple of months. Based on our interactions in the bug tracking system, I'd developed a mental picture of a soft-spoken, extremely polite, and fiercely intelligent young man. I was rather delighted to discover that I've been dealing with a soft-spoken, extremely polite, and fiercely intelligent young woman.

Delighted, but also a bit embarrassed at how often my brain defaults to "programmer=male" even though I know better.
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21st-Mar-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
No matter how much I work at it, I never quite get over some of those defaults, so I've just trained myself to be happy when I'm wrong more than bothered because I was wrong.
23rd-Mar-2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
I hear you, on both counts.
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