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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's a tough decision, but keep in mind that changes are for the best. The economics is picking up rapidly now, and with a degree you'll have a better chance. Besides, the most important thing is to do something you enjoy. I realize how depressing your current situation can be...

    Just think out the economics thoroughly !

    • Thanks for the encouraging words, the economics are of course difficult, but I live in a cheap place, I do not owe much and I don't have any children - so I think it is doable...
  • I have felt the same 'burned-out' feeling that you describe. I took a decision at some point that I:
    • would read a technical book at least every second month
    • learn a new language every so often

    All this after reading "The Pragmatic Programmer" [http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com] - a very inspirating book, that I can haertily recommend.

    I'm having a lot of fun now, trying to learn Smalltalk on the train going back and forth to work (I have an hour each way, so I can use my portable and get something done). I

    • I have read the book twice (I have not taken up small talk yet), but I don't think the burn-out feeling is the worst. The problem is that feel like I am wasting my time at work, I could spend this time doing something MUCH more useful.