That high when you solve a touch programming problem - your latest one

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That high when you solve a touch programming problem - your latest one

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

So I just tackled a very tough programming problem I had for one of my pet projects and it saved myself a TON of work for the future. I can't stop grinning! :D Recursion is still not my forte, but at least I can wield it more or less now!

So, when was the last time you solved a tough problem and how did you celebrate?

Me? I just cracked open a cold one. I deserve it.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

I was working on a project involving a 2D mine craft style RPG and flowing water. I managed it. I celebrated by showing everyone I knew, even those who didn't care. :)
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

I got my "Hello, World!" to compile once by accident. I screamed with joy in the middle of the library.
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Re: That high when you solve a touch programming problem - your latest one

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

View PostSergio Tapia, on 12 April 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:

So, when was the last time you solved a tough problem and how did you celebrate?

A client that I setup their webserver six months prior shot me an email stating that the site was running so horribly slow it was unusable. They needed me to troubleshoot it, & if deemed unfixable, reinstall. If they needed new hardware, then I was to suggest the upgrade. The only trouble that I found was the php.ini setting for memory was a little small. After fixing that the problem remained. I found that if I stopped & restarted the web server (via the command prompt) it would run fine, until I eventually found which button click process was killing the server. Using top & mytop I found the offending sql statement. I found that statement in their php code & reported the error.

My finding was not taken happily. The lead developer said there was no way I was right, & that I wasn't troubleshooting the situation how I was requested, blah blah blah. Basically I stomped on his Indian toes. Half an hour later (I had not yet followed up, or even read his previous email) he sent a 2nd email stating that he fixed the php code that I pointed out.

I celebrated by taking my woman out for dinner, & treating myself to some steak.

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I screamed with joy in the middle of the library.

I once made gabehabe scream in the library.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 12 April 2012 - 11:35 PM, said:

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I screamed with joy in the middle of the library.

I once made gabehabe scream in the library.


You are so predictable.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Your a dick table.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:20 AM

I was experimenting with zlib with php and compressed a page from 3kb to 1kb. To celebrate I said "oh thats cool" and got back to work
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

I fixed a problem with converting xml to sql format for reading and i celebrated by getting a raise....................
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

Usually when I find the answer to a challenging issue, or fix a critical bug, I get all jittery inside and immediately get on the innerweb to brag about it to people who don't even know what PHP means. Recently, though, it's been more of an "UGHH WHY DID I DO THAT" response when I fix errors due to my stupidity(ie me taking ~10minutes to figure out $login = bool $prep->fetchColumn(); should have been $login = (bool) $prep->fetchColumn();.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

I ran upon a particularly irritating jQuery bug/issue that I had for my current side contract gig. Troubleshooting jQuery can be a real bitch and this particular issue seemed so stupidly easy which only made it all the more frustrating. Long story short, for the longest time I thought it was something I had written when all along it was an undocumented jQuery quirk. Once I realized that, I didn't so much as fix the issue but went with a different alternate option for processing.

I celebrated by tilting my chair back (this is around 12:30 AM or so) went "well fuck me...that killed the entire session", shut down the machine, went downstairs, poured me a last bourbon for the evening and went and out and sat on the back patio so as to more clearly contemplate why the fuck I take on side contracts that piss me off and cause me to lose sleep.

...then I remembered "hey, it's all billable" and I immediately felt better.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

You'd be surprised how much better those three words can make you feel. "It's all billable"
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

Considering that, as I type this, I'm working on a slow boil with my accountant who STILL hasn't given me a "here's how much you need to pay the nice tax man"...with only 1 business day remaining before the filing deadline.

Dude has had all my final info for nearly 3 weeks now and just this morning (5:08 AM if Gmail ain't lying to me) he sends me an email response to my email yesterday going essentially "uh...dude?". His response: "uh...that stuff you sent me 3 weeks ago, can you re-send it...oh, and those two inconsequential items you mentioned you weren't sure you even had...yeah, I'm going to go ahead and ask for those so I'll have something to blame my ridiculously tardy delivery on".

So yeah, I have no idea how much more money I need to pay the IRS with 1 business day to go. So everything being all billable is my motto for today.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

Ouch. Sounds like it's time for a new accountant.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

Well, I'm giving him a chance. He owns the firm that I've been using for the past 2 years and he took over my account directly because my wife started a business this past year and we have a lot of iffy deductions and such. He's formerly an IRS auditor/accountant and has a reputation for tax finance magic...so I'm going to give him as much slack as I can manage.

But seriously...I'm looking at having to cut another check for anywhere from an additional $500 up to maybe as high as $7000. That's too big a spread for me to cover with next to no notice and I'll be righteously pissed if I have to file for an extension because the accountant was slow.
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