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I'm a Perl coder living in Bethlehem, PA and working Philadelphia. I'm a philosopher and theologan by training, but I was shocked to learn upon my graduation that these skills don't have many associated careers. Now I write code.

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Wednesday January 05, 2005
11:30 PM

strategies for getting things done

[ #22592 ]

First off, I will not let the turkeys get me down. When someone above me on the totem pole gets stressed over something political, I will not. I will continue to work at the best pace I can, and I will not use my disgust as an excuse to slack off. Furthermore, I will not be disgusted. I will be filled with Tao.

When the only option I see is an ugly hack, I will perform an ugly hack. I will not wait until I learn more or keep waiting for help that is not forthcoming. I can always fix things later, when I have knowledge and tuits.

I will keep talking about what I'm doing, because that gets people talking back to me about whether they like it or think it's dumb or think I'm screwing up a good idea. This feedback makes me feel happy and productive.

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  • When the only option I see is an ugly hack, I will perform an ugly hack. I will not wait until I learn more or keep waiting for help that is not forthcoming. I can always fix things later, when I have knowledge and tuits.

    That's right! Just remember to put the ugly hack inside a minimalist function and call that function so that you can ignore the contents of the black box and pretend it's elegant.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers