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Apr
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comment Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
@bobby: The reason it gets my back up is that I do programming and Unix administration about 50/50. So I obviously can't be a good programmer because I don't live it. But I obviously can't be a good Unix admin because I don't live that either. I don't claim to be a rockstar, but I'm competent and experienced, and there is demand for my skills. It irritates me to catch crap from people with a fraction of my experience, not because of any deficiencies I actually have, but because, in their minds, I'm not "serious" enough.
Apr
8
comment Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
@matt: I agree that people who love what they do tend to be better at it, but there are plenty of competent programmers out there who have long successful careers, and don't code in their spare time. As with most careers, the majority of programmers, are just doing it because it's something that they can do which puts food on their plate, and money in their pockets.
Apr
7
comment Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
@matt: You know, before viagra, impotence was a serious problem among porn stars. It's because when you force yourself to do anything, it stops being fun. I didn't say you shouldn't program in your free time. I said you shouldn't force yourself to program in your free time. It is possible to be a decent coder and have a life too.
Apr
7
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Apr
7
answered Storing sort code / account number on website. Security?
Apr
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answered Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
Apr
5
revised Emotional attachment to code
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Apr
5
answered Emotional attachment to code
Apr
4
answered unit tests for a csv parser
Apr
4
answered How do you choose to use a specific programming language?
Mar
31
answered Is it always wrong to optimize before profiling?
Mar
30
comment Software updating solution for both Linux/Windows platform
@david: It's pretty much the same with Windows: they use WSUS for OS and MS products, and then GPO's coupled with file shares for the rest.
Mar
30
answered What would happen if you defined your system's CSV delimiter as being a quotation mark?
Mar
30
comment What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
@chuck: Yes and no. They chickened out before the final build, but they left the code in. A tiny tweak with an editor, and the whole thing was available.
Mar
30
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Mar
29
comment What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
@nlawalker: I wondered myself. Still, it's a feature that was in the game, which could be enabled with a minimal amount of effort.
Mar
29
answered What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
Mar
28
revised What are the legal requirements for verifying a user's age? (United States)
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Mar
28
answered What are the legal requirements for verifying a user's age? (United States)
Mar
28
answered What benefits should an intern look for aside from pay?