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GreenFox1505
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GreenFox1505

Pretty presumptuous of you to think you can go pro!

1thief
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1thief

Anyone else here smoke? I’ve had some of my best ideas smoking a cig. Yeah yeah health detriments.

null000
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null000

It’s true though. Number of problems I’ve caused by over working myself are beyond number, as are problems solved by fucking off for the day and coming back fresh the next morning

Oeillia
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Oeillia

Knitting a sweater can be almost as tedious and frustrating as coding. When you fuck something up, it can be disastrous. I’d stick with coding; you’d make a hell of a lot more money than a professional sweater knitter lol

CircuitMa
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CircuitMa

Just take a nap, come back and run it again and itll be fixed somehow.

throwaway67676789123
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throwaway67676789123

Dope. I’ll show this to my girlfriend?

KingTuxWH
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KingTuxWH

I usually say “if I can’t fix this, I’m becoming a beet farmer!”

skharppi
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skharppi

This hit me. This is me and my wifes conversation everytime i’m either fixing a car, or electronics, or doing reno..

“You’re getting angry, maybe take a bre”

“NO I’M NOT TAKING BREAK THiS FucKING BOLT IS GOING TO GET OUT!”

“But you’re really getting angr…”

“AW FucK THIS FUCKING BOLT” *throw the ratchet spanner to the other side of the property* ” FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK”

blackdeath1278
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blackdeath1278

I am 17, but the little projects I’ve worked on, like the uhhh – automatic porn downloader, yeah I can feel ya #nopun. And if I become a developer I can very well see myself waking nights just to perfect that one piece of fucking code.

Ancalagonian
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Ancalagonian

Must be amazing to know that you have a talent to fall back on.

albertorestifo
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albertorestifo

For me it’s a strawberry farmer.

I also found out that [the EU has a fund to help people below 30 start farming][1]

[1]: https://ec.europa.eu/info/food-farming-fisheries/key-policies/common-agricultural-policy/income-support/young-farmers_en

Damennicht
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Damennicht

Never underestimate breaks. I feel like 90% of my errors are fixed either on the loo, next to the coffee machine or outside chatting with the smokers.

At this point it becomes hard to argument why I still need a desk.

biksly
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biksly

I know someone who became a professional weaver, better hours, better pay, less stress, work from home.

SokobanProfi
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SokobanProfi

Errrrrrr. I once famously threatened to bring in my knitting stuff the next day, if the admins didn’t manage to fix network and servers so that a simple pull from GIT would not take the better part of a work day. That was during an open discussion, so yep, everybody got that memo. Got a few laughs and IT did actually manage to get things fixed. Apparently, that comment and the slew of affirmative answers that followed convinced management that this issue had to take priority.

Moreover, I did in fact solve more design issues while sitting at home on the couch knitting socks. Hell, I wrote my PhD thesis knitting tons of socks. So, bottom line: software development and becoming a (semi) professional knitter is not mutual exclusive at all. They really complement each other very well.

Vulf
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Vulf

A knitting break would work!

daleofcourse
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daleofcourse

I can’t count the number of times I spent hours frustratedly tracking down a bastard of a bug only to walk in to work the next day and fix it in ten minutes. Sleep ftw!

Salmuth
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Salmuth

My project chief : “take a break, you need it”

Also my project Chief: “we have to fix the entire world for this evening”

Me thinking : “Fuck fuck fuck…. I gotta forget about breaks, comfort, happiness, leaving before tomorrow, mental health or anything that’s not binary, it’s bug-fix or DIE time!”

Totalmace
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Totalmace

as if sweaters don’t have bugs…..

Elrigoo
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Elrigoo

No, breaks rule. Sometimes you either come back fresh, sometimes you leave the problem on the smoker for a couple of hours and the answer comes to you when you are at your most relaxed.

Then you get super proud of yourself, high five in the tub then forget to write it down cause you are an idiot. In the end you come up with another, less great solution and remember the first one when you can no longer change it.

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Oh, and by you I mean me.

amazingmrbrock
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amazingmrbrock

I look at it like multi threading my brain, I deliberately start a task that will require some planning and then switch to something else that doesnt. When I come back to the planning thing its all sorted out in my head.

gifvsjif
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gifvsjif

99% of the times I fix my bugs or found a solution after a little break. Breaks really help.