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I just ordered a... PIANO!
Back when I was in school I played the drums and I even had piano lessons when I was like 15 or 16 years old (I just realized that's half my lifetime ago! )
I haven't played the drums in years and it will be very difficult now with the neighbors and all.
But I miss making music and I also miss having a hobby other than (writing about) programming, studying or watching Netflix (which, apart from Netflix, is just more work, and Netflix isn't really a hobby, but laziness).
So I decided to pick up piano again
It's going to be a digital piano: PX-870 - Privia Series | Casio Music Gear[^]
I'm pretty excited!
In a few weeks/months/years these hands of mine will create beautiful code AND beautiful music!
Nice! Next step, get a MIDI interface and hook it to the 'puter. That's good for teaching software and also for working with alternate waveforms through a virtual synthesizer. Beware though, with the MIDI, you may have to tweak sound card settings, and even then there tends to be a perceptible latency.
About six months ago my son started piano (PX-135) the weighted keys are really nice, well he's starting to sound a lot better the last month or so. I started guitar at the same time...and I still completely suck, good gawd it's difficult, but I'm actually beginning to enjoy the struggle.
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That one sounds like it's got a lot of useful features. I'd much rather have something like this than a so-so baby grand. Having actual hammers inside for an accurate action, and basing the sound on a 9' grand are big advantages. It would be nice if they gave you Haydn/Mozart and Chopin/Liszt piano sounds too, but connecting to Hauptwerk on a pc would probably deliver those.
So we're planning here for a cloud computing seminar and everyone in my squad (all guys) are already starting to work with promotion, presentation etc. While I'm the only one that still has issues with color scheme used in flyer
I guess you just can't help your girlish instincts no matter how technical you might pretend to be
I guess what she's trying to say is that women worry more about color schemes than about code while the men are already out there coding?
If aesthetics is that important to women you'd except more women to work with CSS though
The point was simple. The idea of "perfection" is so deeply rooted in female brain that we tend to get stuck onto something that might be so trivial to men (like color combination) until we have that feeling of perfection. I think guys are mostly of type 'just get it done anyway'.
I've met too many programmers who certainly weren't aiming for "perfection"... "burning pile of sh*t" better describes it
Then again, the only woman I worked with, and who was heavily certified, fell into the burning pile of sh*t camp.
One of her projects cost me a weekend of about 30 hours to rewrite because literally nothing worked.
Another one of her projects caused a lot of production issues, it even deleted data in database columns that weren't even present at the time she wrote it!
Those were the only two projects she's done for us, which was two too many.
So at least not ALL women strive for perfection
I worked with another woman, but never on the same code base (or even the same language), so all I can tell you is that I "think" she wrote decent code.