Did you ever find yourself coding for no reason at all?
Presumably most of the readers out there are into coding, so this should almost be a retorical question. But in all seriousness, yesterday I found myself working on several programs at once, one a game I’ve been "perfecting" for some time, another one for my daughter, and a third as a future assignment for my VB class. Here it was, four days before Christmas, and I’m programming!
Yes, there are several holiday related things I should have been doing, like cleaning the house, wrapping presents, and of course, cooking the Christmas cookies. And most of those got done, eventually. So why is it that I was programming? Because I completely enjoy it so much.
Ages ago, there was a phrase that went, "What other industry is there besides computers where you can get paid big bucks for doing what you would normally be doing on your own anyway?" I always thought that was true, but yesterday I confirmed it to myself.
Merry Christmas To All!
COMMENTS FROM theSpoke:
Yes I do code for fun. Not as much as I used to though. I miss it. Oh and big bucks? Has the pay scale at BG really gone up that much since I left? 🙂 Although to be honest there is much about teaching I do miss. Coding up fun projects to inflict (I mean assign) to students is one of those things. Merry Christmas!
Yep. I code for fun. And also as a displacement activity. Long may we all keep at it! (and a Merry Christmas to you too sir)
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