I seen this posted on my favorite programming community </dream.in.code> and just had to post it here on my blog. So, which category do you fall into? I think Im a mix of a few of these: The Ninja, The Paratrooper, and the Vince Neal (minus the partying and hangovers) #1: Gandalf This programmer type looks like a short-list candidate to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. He (or even she!) has a beard halfway to his knees, a goofy looking hat, and may wear a cape or a cloak in the winter. ......
Here is the quandary most coders face. Most of us are extremely talented, and from time to time venture out into the freelance world, especially students, most using a coding site like Kasamba, Rent-A-Code and some other up and coming ones. The problem we face is there are coders on there, with little or no talent at all, offering to do entire e-commerce sites for $100. Does that not make it difficult for those of us who actually know what we're doing?
Well this is a belated Happy Holidays to everyone. I know it's quite a bit late but I hope all had a happy and wonderful Holiday season, I know that besides all the snow I did. Where I live (Pacific Northwest) we've kind of been in a little snow storm you can see from my Online Photo Album the kind of weather we've been having here in the mountains.
Just the other day I read a post on a blog about this very same topic. , so it got me wondering and thinking. This poster has some incredibly powerful arguments, and on most of his points I would have to agree. As one who has been in this industry a very long time, I have seen programmers come and go. Some who were extremely talented and knowledgeable were eventually pushed out to pasture by newbie programmers who claimed to know what they were doing
When writing code I would have to classify myself as a coding perfectionist, which can be a good thing, and at the same time a bad thing. When creating a project, I have found myself writing code for an entire work day (8 hours for the most of us, sometimes longer if it's a pressing release), then I go home and research what I was working on during the day.
This is the question I asked myself today, just to see what kind of answer I would give myself. These are the kinds of questions I've had time to ask myself wince surgery (02JUL07) to correct a hernia and a problem with my Ileostomy. It's weird, I, like millions of other people, get up every morning, drink my coffee and read my RSS feeds (Hey what can I say, I'm a geek) then head of to work. And like so many others I never stop to ask myself questions like this one, mainly because I really don't
First a little about me (thank you for humoring me). I am 39 years old, will be 40 in March of 2008, and live way out in the country with my wife (My Angel), my son, 4 dogs, 2 cats and 2 fish. I am what some refer to out here are a "high tech redneck", I may live in the country (simply because I love the solitude and privacy) but that doesn't mean I have to live like a redneck, and lets face it as a "geek" I love my toys. I knew at a very young age that I was destined to be in the world of compu