A Programmer’s Day

1. Wake up with an idea. Mull over it during breakfast brunch.

2. By 1 P.M., you’ve decided it’ll be a great way to get into that new language you’ve been wanting to try.

3. Hack out a few basic components. Get excited when they work beautifully.

5. Time for actual lunch. Come up with an extension to your idea that’s even more exciting than the original idea.

6. Get started on the extension, which spawns three more amazing ideas.

7. It’s 2 P.M., and the extension has become its own project.

8. It’s 4 P.M. and the components you hacked out before won’t play nice together. Ask Stack Overflow.

9. Incorrectly copy/paste your code into SO such that you’re missing a brace and the community thinks that’s your problem. It’s 6 o’clock. Tumblr break.

10. Read all the articles linked from the #programming tags. Read the articles they link to.

11. It’s 8:30 P.M., and you’ve got 11 tabs open. Not including Reddit and Tumblr.

12. Finish arguing over IRC about how Scala is the next big thing and oh maybe I should get back to that project.

13. 10 P.M., dinner ramen should be sufficient.

14. Open up vim and get back to that project.

15. *multiple “what the fuck” moments while reacquainting yourself with your 4-hour-old code*

16. “This is idea isn’t really that great anyway. I’m sure tons of people have tried and failed.”

17. Read xkcd/Cracked articles/TV Tropes.

18. “I’ll just get back to that project in the morning.”

19. It’s 3 A.M. and maybe sleep or something I guess but ycombinator and

20. goto 1


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