AboutSelf diagnosed Technology ADD survivor.
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Having such bad ADD that I have 20 different projects going in 20 different stacks / languages.
It's cool to have breadth but now I really need depth. But what do I choose?
Ah fuckit I'll just go try out this other shiny new thing.
My family literally knows nothing about development, programming, computer science. It's bad. The closest anyone in my family has come to understanding is a distant cousin, who is an IT lead in Healthcare. His mother told him to call me because some fucking piece of shit at his job purposefully mucked up an internal ASP.net app on his way out. Sure, I had nothing better to do than to phone debug your shitty app with zero context. Great.
My wife is the one who comes closest to understanding in my immediate family* but even she admits when I come home ranting that she has absolutely zero idea what I'm saying.
It great though because I get to use her as a living rubber duck that just stares at me with a blank expression. Then at the end of describing a complex problem I'm trying to sort out she just replies with some encouraging thing like, "I'm certain you'll figure it out."
Fuck this is a long rant. Sorry. I better get back to work.
Trying to sell my team on switching to a new technology.
Told my boss I'd bust ass to get a feature similar demo ready in 2 months by myself, on my own time, because I fucking HATE the current stack we're battling against every fucking day.
There goes my life for 2 months. Fuck.
This one is funny for me because my current team lead and I have a really comical dynamic regarding reviews.
I can't say I've ever really had a bad experience but I brought up one stand up about how he had rejected my PR and that he was probably just going to reject the next one. So now it's this joke if I get a PR through in one review (which is usually).
One time he spiked a ping pong ball towards me in a match and I replied, "Hey whoa man, this isn't a code review calm down!". 😂
Woohoo! I fixed a huge memory leak in our app! ... In one class.
Time for noise cancelling head phones, 80s hacker music, tons of caffeine, and more leak hunting. :)3
My first experience with any kind of development was in a web mastering class in high school. I got super into it and started going really far ahead in the course materials.
During the second semester most students in the class were not interested at all so I decided to start a business of selling custom tailored assignments to about half the class. It didn't make me rich of course, but it felt good being the HTML / CSS god in the class.
The best part honestly was getting caught. The principal was so impressed at the amount of extra work I'd been doing that he just gave me a detention. Thanks Mr. Murray, for being so cool and not putting me down for doing what I love.
I had a team lead once that would come into my office multiple times a day to sit and talk. Not about work. Not even about development. Just to talk.3
Eclipse with ADT. Never again. I'm so glad Google and JetBrains have put together a really great environment for Android development.
Programming opened my mind to logical thinking and honestly made me a less impulsive and more analytical person in almost every regard.