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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    It's because you hAve no discipline. Hth. MF
    Oh I have some discipline ... short term memory on the other hand ? hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by europetractor View Post
    I thought I was happy .... .. but as I have grown little older...... IT and code is no longer the passion .. it has turned into work that requires our precious energy and time ... and I thought I was better than this...
    Oi feck off and leave my self loathing alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    I'm drunk and bored so should I write a stupid long post?
    Not sure it's the drink ... I think it might be the 'psychedelics'
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    Quote Originally Posted by europetractor View Post
    long live THC
    Smoking weed is bad for programmers (generally). This is because to be a good programmer you must be a bit obsessive. To work out all the edge cases is not a normal way of thinking. Most people see the happy path only. Programmers focus on the exception case because the happy path is straightforward. Programmers must always focus in the negative in a problem space. The kind of person drawn to this is prone to anxiety, and OCD. And that kind of person should stay away from weed.

    Existential thinking has no place in contract programming. The best you can do is turn boring problems into interesting ones by applying clever solutions. Programming is a search for truth, like chess, and it's about reducing the number of moving parts to a minimum- so you can manage risk. This is the opposite to the mind wandering existentialism you are exploring with strong weed and psychedelics.
    You will find no answers, only more questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronttoback View Post
    Smoking weed is bad for programmers (generally). This is because to be a good programmer you must be a bit obsessive. To work out all the edge cases is not a normal way of thinking. Most people see the happy path only. Programmers focus on the exception case because the happy path is straightforward. Programmers must always focus in the negative in a problem space. The kind of person drawn to this is prone to anxiety, and OCD. And that kind of person should stay away from weed.

    Existential thinking has no place in contract programming. The best you can do is turn boring problems into interesting ones by applying clever solutions. Programming is a search for truth, like chess, and it's about reducing the number of moving parts to a minimum- so you can manage risk. This is the opposite to the mind wandering existentialism you are exploring with strong weed and psychedelics.
    Cool story Bro.

    So, you smoked weed and had a psychotic episode?


    In drug takers circles you would be known as just another "lightweight".


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Cool story Bro.

    So, you smoked weed and had a psychotic episode?


    In CUK General you would be known as just another "lightweight".

    FTFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Cool story Bro.

    So, you smoked weed and had a psychotic episode?


    In drug takers circles you would be known as just another "lightweight".

    You're best off out of it mate. Couple of puckers and a bit of billy at Sundance doesn't qualify you to advise.

    Have you got your Fred Perry on today? Get a grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronttoback View Post
    You're best off out of it mate. Couple of puckers and a bit of billy at Sunrise doesn't qualify you to advise.

    Have you got your Fred Perry on today? Get a grip.
    LMAO.

    Some of us did other things prior to contracting.

    I worked with a lot of music people all the over the world at the time.

    Therefore, I would suggest that having seen most things, I'm better qualified to comment than most, so run along there's a good boy

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    Really struggle to look at code if I'm not billing for it..

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    There is just so much to learn in between contracts. We as developers are always automating things and in effect we are working to destroy our profession by steadily shifting it to AI. So there is more programmers out of work and there is always more and more frameworks to learn. This results in a constant need to study in between contracts at the expense of your own health. For that reason I have been trying to move away from the profession of IT learning ... with no success.

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