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Usually any old thundering Delta Blues tune will do. Not the phony stuff that passes for R&B nowadays. Give me old school stuff from Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon etc. I especially like Steppenwolf's version of "Hoochie Coochie Man"[^]
Sometimes the true reward for completing a task is not the money, but instead the satisfaction of a job well done. But it's usually the money.
A couple years ago, my kid did a project on Muddy Waters for school, so being the responsible parent I took him to the Blues Heaven Foundation[^] at the site of the old Chess records building in Chicago. Where I talked with Willie Dixons grandson, and played his bass for a little while, it was pretty darn cool.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
The only time I've used an alarm clock in the last 25 years or so is when I'm traveling and I have an early flight. I despise alarms of all shapes and sizes.
I get migraines , and one of the keys to managing them is ensuring I get enough sleep. If I need to sleep in an extra 15 or 30 minutes in the morning, I do it. As it is, I'm usually the first one in to work at 7:00 a.m or so.
"I intend to live forever - so far, so good." Steven Wright
"I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met." Also Steven Wright
"I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter." Steven Wright yet again.
Don't need an alarm clock, dogs and cats are on that. But just in terms of getting the mood up getting your steam on I like Elvis Costello's "This Year's Model". IMO it's one of those rare albums where every track is great. "Pump It Up" however is a shot of pure adrenaline.
If I needed to get amped up on the drive in it will be Rush, Boston, Van Halen (not Van Hagar), Robin Trower, etc.
This is a great waker-upper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTZHHQplIX8
"Just one more morning, I have to wake up with the blues..."
I've received an email from a prospective employer inviting me to set up a job interview. A note at the end requests a link to my GitHub code repo or sample code/projects prior to the interview.
I don't have a personal GitHub repo or code samples because, unlike probably most here, I no longer do programming as a hobby on my own time. Everything I've done in the last 15 years that the interviewer would be interested in is proprietary code I've written for my current employer, and I don't feel comfortable sharing that outside the company, even though the two industries are not related by any stretch of the imagination, so they wouldn't be able to benefit.
What would you do in this situation? Rewrite some of your code to remove any hints of its purpose or value to your employer? Write new code?
If you think 'goto' is evil, try writing an Assembly program without JMP.
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