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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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Grasshopper.iics wrote:
Diego, while reading yours post, I was thinking as if I wrote the whole post. My situation is almost similar to you. I have been coding for over a decade, running my firm. Development really needs longer hours and 12+ is common and consistent at our level. Less balanced life and frequent changes do hurt and the cost factor is always a worry.


Indeed, coding requires working from monday to monday. If you really want to be productive working for your own, you have to do this, no matter if you code everything yourself from your room or have a small team that you have to manage or do both things. It's 14/hours a day, 365 days

I understand your point, the satisfaction after deep-thinking and resolving, specially, after doing things based exclusivey on your own standards, the feeling of a perfectly made code. Yes, I know all that. I appreciate your kind words and respect. Truly. However, it doesn't change my point of view on the 7 subjects discussed, programming is simply too much time-consuming. I came to point where I have to deal with those 7 issues daily and accept that I came to a point where I say to myself everyday that programming sucks. I have some days that I spend on the keyboard, reading news, checking email, reading news again, having notes about all that I have to do and basically 'should do' throughout the day. And the day finishes and I've made luckly 20% of what I should do. For example today. I admit it, I am totally burnt-out

Add to it the internal work, marketing work, the many hats you mention we all have to wear. It's too much. I am tired of exchanging hats this way often
Diego Sendra
CEO

Diego Sendra
software development
Montevideo, Uruguay

e-mail: contact@diegosendra.com
http://www.diegosendra.com
Yahoo: diegosendra1976
Skype: dsendra1976


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