Thursday, December 02, 2010

Have you seen my development bug?

I know, it sounds like a strange title for a blog post, but believe it or not its a bit true. I seem to have misplaced and/or lost my development bug. The yearning and wanting to just sit down and code seems to have departed my psyche, leaving me with not much of an inkling at all to write code, let alone think about writing it.

Its really strange because only a year ago I remember sitting her all gungho, writing bits of code and having a blast, yet now, I just don't want to. I have seen plenty of people lose the geek bugs for whatever it was they were good at and even changed careers completely. I could never understand HOW that could happen, but I guess you never do until it happens to you.

I am sure its not forever. I tend to spend a lot of time in front of the computer, sometimes verging on an inordinate amount at times, especially when work calls and I am also working on a coding project. Please don't get the idea that I have lost all my geekiness, its not so. It is just the bug that made me want to code that has taken a vacation.

Also, don't think that this means you cannot ping me with geeky questions, as that is also not true. I am still quite open to helping people out. Yes, this even means if its coding related. Just because the coding bug has left the body for a short time doesn't mean I am incapable. I am more than happy to still help those in need of assistance.

I will still be posting here, and the posts will still be geeky, but it may be a short time before you see anything with code in it. Maybe it I will surprise now and then, but who knows. I do ask that you don't desert me just because I am taking a sabbatical from coding.

To give you a gift, here is an pretty good beginner tutorial on Perl. Not too bad really. Enjoy!


Motoma said...

Hey, it happens to everybody; I've been in a programming slump ever since my pet project. For me, it's not that I don't want to program, it's just that I've been unable to find a project that sufficiently captures my interest long enough to take my attention away from the rest of my life. The burning desire to program will return, and you'll find yourself coding for days without sleep, irreverent of bodily functions or personal hygiene. Enjoy cleanliness while you have it!


Numberwhun said...

HA HA!!! I know it will. I have been chatting with a friend about a project that he has been considering for some time and we may even include a project that I have been pondering. Right now its solely in the research phase (thankfully).

Wil Birch said...

Hmm ... your "bug" must be hanging out with mine ... which escaped quite awhile ago, actually.

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