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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.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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_Damian S_12-Mar-13 19:12
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diegosendra wrote:
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 very much agree with your original post, but this statement I must disagree with. You owe it to yourself, and your family, to work sensible hours and spend time with them. If you can't make enough money to live on (and prosper) working a 40 hour week, then it's time to give up having your own business and work for someone else.

Are you going to lie on your death bed wishing you'd worked more, or spent more time with your family?

Also, remember the 80/20 rule. 80% of your income probably comes from 20% of your customers, so cultivate those relationships that produce the goods.

Lastly, learn how to say "NO". It's certainly one of the hardest things I have learned how to do in my business life, and it still is difficult to say, but sometimes, it's simply not worth your time to go and do some of the work, particularly if there are other companies who specialise in that kind of thing - for me, it's PC break/fix stuff. There are a multitude of companies around here who do only that, and they come to you... mostly stocked by young, eager nerds. Why would I want to take on that kind of work (when I am a software developer)? Yet people will phone up because my business is in their local area and want me to do it. I say no.

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