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    Posted 22 Oct 2014

    So...a coder is having a midlife crisis? That about sums things up?

    You know that "first world problems" meme where people are complaining about having to put up with problems some folks in the rest of the world would love to have to deal with? Stuff like this?:
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    Guess what, part 1: you code for a living and say you love it
    Guess what, part 2: someone is paying you to code
    Guess what, part 3: you're getting paid to do something you love

    You have a job that, even by your own admission, pays all your bills. That job doesn't require you shovel shit, get dirty, do something contrary to your personal values, etc. In fact, you do something you claim to like doing. Know how few people in life can say that?


    I work nearly 15 days of the month to just cover 3 bills, rent, social security and electricity.

    Your half month's salary goes to pay three bills? Gee, at my house my mortgage, health insurance and electric bills take around 13 days to cover at my salary. Then again, that's why I work because I have bills to pay. Your life doesn't let you out in the yard to run around and play with butterflies and experience the child-like wonder of things? Gee, that's a shame. Of course, you recently turning 40 and discovering your own mortality has nothing to do with your sudden revelation of "holy crap, this is life", right?


    I want to break free from this. I want to sit under a tree at 3pm and read books.

    I want to spend my month creating new things for the world, in IT, in music, in whatever I want, in drawing.

    And who doesn't want to do those things? What, because you have "big talents" that should grant you a pass to Nirvana so you're not pestered with the mundane realities of life? Holy shit. You know when I sit under trees, read, create, draw, etc? I do that in my free time. Know when my free time is of late? After the family goes to bed and before I finally have to so I can function the next day. My leisure time is between 9:30PM and, lately, 2AM. If I want to create, listen to music, read, blablabla...I do it then because I have others that rely upon me and my "big talents" to earn the dollars to keep a roof over their heads, put food in their bellies and put clothes on their bodies...all while raising them to be decent people.

    In short, these are the lives we've all chosen. You can totally go back and pursue your dreams but the next damn thing we'll hear from you is "my cardboard box that I live in is too cold during the winter". Every life is the sum total of decisions made along the way and everyone has perfect 20/20 hindsight. Rather than whining and mewling about how you wanna go back to being a carefree kid again (and at 20 I doubt you were supporting yourself fully) look ahead to what you CAN change.

    In other words, shut up, man up, grow a fucking pair and stop bitching about how your dreams didn't get delivered on a silver fucking platter.
  2. In Topic: Current TV Shows/Movies you're watching/catching up/looking forwar

    Posted 21 Oct 2014

    I didn't know they had 5 planned. The two they made seem like they meant it to end at two. It's worth watching.
  3. In Topic: Current TV Shows/Movies you're watching/catching up/looking forwar

    Posted 20 Oct 2014

    Just caught up with Falling Skies a week back or so. Decent series worth watching.

    What I'm enjoying at lunches lately is The Americans. Much better series than I thought it would be.

    I'm almost certainly late to the party but I binge watched Rome a coupla months back. Excellent series.
  4. In Topic: Old timers, what was it like in the day before editors?

    Posted 20 Oct 2014

    Abacus? Quipu? Back in MY day we didn't earn fingers 2-10 until we mastered fingers 0 and 1.

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  5. In Topic: What do you tell your boss when a 5 day project turns into 30 day

    Posted 6 Oct 2014

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    11 Mar 2013 - 08:08
    Vamsc443, go ahead and re-check the thread for my response. Also, please understand that everyone who is here helping devs on DIC does so in a volunteer fashion. We don't get paid to render assistance. We do it because we're nice folks trying to help others.
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    vamsc443 Icon

    11 Mar 2013 - 07:52
    Sorry Craig328
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    08 Mar 2013 - 07:28
    :rolleyes: Yep, I'll get right on that.
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    vamsc443 Icon

    08 Mar 2013 - 07:17
    hi Craig328 i have updated my code also.please look on that
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    14 Nov 2012 - 06:33
    Why? Did you switch teams?
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    BenignDesign Icon

    14 Nov 2012 - 05:13
    Can I be a lez friend, too?!?!?!
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    Craig328 Icon

    17 Aug 2012 - 06:45
    Only if you'll spoon me (but only when I want it).
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    no2pencil Icon

    17 Aug 2012 - 06:36
    Lez Be Friends?!
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    Craig328 Icon

    23 May 2012 - 12:09
    I am so your friend. Sad panda that!
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    BenignDesign Icon

    16 Dec 2011 - 12:55
    You are not my friend. Now I am a sad panda.
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    Craig328 Icon

    06 Jan 2011 - 12:12
    My dazzling repartee leaves people speechless?
    I dunno.
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    Alex6788 Icon

    06 Jan 2011 - 11:04
    Hey, thanks for adding me as a friend. How is it that you have zero comments?
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