"Moving forward she asked for help, which is perfectly acceptable way of working in your career. Try to solve it yourself, get a solution working, and then ask if it can be improved. Not only did she end up with a better performing solution, but she learned a bit more along the way. Something we all can do."
The above extract (with the emphasis added by me) is, to me, the most important part of Steve's editorial. While I believe most who participate on this site do ask for help, it often amazes me how many never do, and then wonder why others feel they write and get away with such sucky code.
I always tell people that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask. I try to work that both ways; I try not to be afraid to ask for help and I tell myself when I get what I think is a trivial question that once I didn't know that answer, either.