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I love to code perl. If you want to hire me, see details on my homepage.
Thursday July 29, 2004
09:45 AM

Avoiding the urge to code - insomnia

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I finally made a break through in my learning C and I am actually able to write entire subs before I have to go compile and check to see if it worked right. I also finished my first project - a port of one of my very first Perl programs to C. You can read all about that if you want

http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=378392

The trouble is that I have a wife now. I have been very careful to only code seriously while I am at work. I get so completely engrossed in what I am doing that I tune everything/everyone else out. I forget to eat, what time it is, etc. My mind gets spinning so fast that it can not calm down enough to get a decent night's rest. This was the case last night - after finishing a movie at 10PM I tried just "finishing" up the C code I was working on.

20 minutes later I realized this was unfair to Jean and went to bed - and tossed and turned all night.

Lesson to self: You can't code after 6PM if you want to sleep.

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  • Whereas I am driven to install compilers and interpreters but cannot seem to make myself write useful code again. Sigh.

    Although I'm also not married, so I might have fewer compunctions about using my time for myself.

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