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The Intel Fortran compiler failing with vs 15.8 is Intel's fault (they have admitted it). They did not update their Visual Studio integration for 15.8; it only works for 15.7. They say they are going to fix it "later this year".
I my job. Lucky to work with people smarter (a lot smarter) than me and management that intuitively gets it. And the 10 minute commute (with WFH capability) doesn't hurt. And yes, we are agile (not just dev, but including PM, release management and implementation).
Caveat: The coffee in the office is nothing to write home about.
Very cool, Ravi! I don't think I've ever experienced that combination (excepting the coffee part) in my entire career. The closest I've managed is my current, post-retirement, job working part time in a gun shop. The owner really knows guns of all kinds, the full time gun smith really knows how to fix a bunch of guns, but both have gaps in their knowledge and need the help of an engineer to get the job done. It's also fun to come home to my machine shop, play with various heat treating processes, and parkerizing or color case hardening my home made parts for obsolete weapons. Metal work is far more interesting than coding apps for Millennial snowflakes, even though it's not nearly as lucrative!
You're a lucky man, my friend, though you've earned every bit of it. Have a ham sandwich...
Ha ha! No, I prefer to go into the office and interact with my coworkers.
But I'm not a morning person and I'm thankful for a job that allows me to come in later than most of the other employees. The focus is on getting your work done on time and doing it well, allowing artificial constraints like dress code and official working hours to be set aside.