It reminds me of the closing scene from gangs of new york.. where after this epic struggle it shows the gravestones against the evolving city, and as a hundred years elapse in seconds, the markers crumble, and then are gone.. In 5 years, many of the machines I programmed will be replaced. In ten years, most of my current knowledge will be obsolete. In twenty years, nothing that I have made will be relevant at all.. Maybe I should have built houses..
We did a different show every night. We'd open a show, and then two weeks later we'd open the next show. And two weeks later we'd open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I'd ever had in my theatrical life.
Proud is the wrong word, I didn't do anything to have a certain vocation, and I can only be proud of something I accomplished by myself. But I'm happy about it, and I can stand for it. I like my job, I like what I do and I don't have any qualms - but I there are things I would not program.
Does the word "Business Requirement" means anything to you? It means, the software developers and IT department are generally considered the ARMPIT of the firm (the punching bag) that developers get told exactly what to do and what not to do. (Especially those top earners who work in banks you should understand what I mean)
[well, but if you work in software house, or you own the business yourself, that's another matter. Suckingbird for instance, he's the all powerfull King - when you're in retail as supposed to enterprise you don't need bend over for food/payraises]
Don't be bloody silly you need to earn a living, so do you take pride in what you do for that part of your existence!
I do, and I do. However, Ravi said, "There is nothing else in life I'd rather do but develop software." and that is what I was responding to. I enjoy writing code, and I am happy to make my living writing code, but I can think of lots of things I'd rather do.
Now that I'm a programmer and manager, I create things that are useful, and I can make sure others (the people who report to me) are treated with the respect, understanding and appreciation that they deserve. All in all, life is good and I'm proud of who I am and what I do.
I was a Federal Civil Servant for a time. There was an era when that was considered respectable work, but in the latter half of that part of my life, I would sooner claim to be unemployed than admit that I worked for the Feds. An admission like that could get you killed
I'm a programmer and I've always loved that work - but now I'm in a job that I'm proud of, too
It doesn't matter if your vocation is 'Saint' - if you work for the devil it's still a Bad Thing
"the meat from that butcher is just the dogs danglies, absolutely amazing cuts of beef." - DaveAuld (2011) "No, that is just the earthly manifestation of the Great God Retardon." - Nagy Vilmos (2011)
"It is the celestial scrotum of good luck!" - Nagy Vilmos (2011)
"But you probably have the smoothest scrotum of any grown man" - Pete O'Hanlon (2012)
What you love and what you do ain't necessarily the same...
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
Bad news, kid. I tried saving the world. Too many to save, not enough time, money or people interested in trying. Don't worry about saving the world. Pick one single creature and try to save it. If you do that, pick another and try to save it. One small piece at a time - that's how you save the world.
And look at it this way. Programming might not be the most directly world-saving profession, but on the other hand it's not refining weapons-grade Plutonium There are always shades of gray.
I don't see myself doing anything else, and I can tell that for a couple of times I took the other lane but ended on this one short after
For starters my mother gave me my first computer when I was 8. It was a ZX Spectrum 2048.
Great machine that I manage to start programming about an year after just by trying the few commands on the last page of the manual
From then on I had other machines, always trying to get the most out of them but on the university I went to Mechanical Engineering.
I can tell that I never done anything professionally on that area and start my career as a software developer
I usually commit to my company.
I mean, if everybody is on the same ship then we all go down on it.
I just don't go along with extra efforts by my own.
If my boss wants me or my team to do extra effort and sacrifice our time then he must do it too. No exception.
If it's so important then it should be fine with him, if it's not he will manage to put it on the normal stack.
Also if your manage gets mad at you because of your position is just because he don't want to join the effort. This is the time you need to start looking for a new job
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