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And honestly, i think the madness causes the parsers. I could never figure this parsing stuff out before - i've been at it on and off for years. Then one day, boom, I manage to implement LL(1) parsing and LALR(1) the same week. (This was what, a month, two months ago?)
A few years ago I went crazy - not related to parsing, but while it has a lot of downsides, and I don't want to downplay those, it helped me think differently and in many ways I'm smarter now because of it.
Now I don't have to think about code so much anymore. It just flows from me. Like some of my fellow crazies that speak in tongues I guess. That really helped with making these parsers. I can channel things in my head I never used to before. I can't easily explain it but the upshot is I can code things before I understand them. Once I code it, I can read the code to understand what I did.
And that comes naturally now. So bully for me.
On the other hand, it kind of screwed up my employability.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
Well, it's my birthday, and the day is off to a bad start. The family car refuses to start (dead battery), so we just had it towed to a dealer to get it looked at (thankfully the towing is under warranty, and there's a recall on the rear suspension anyways).
So, how are you guys doing?
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???