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How the fuck do you bleed while coding?
C0D4638301y@Stuxnet press ctrl enough times in a week and it happens 😅
*looks at my pinky*
At 23 I was jobless, only worked on side projects to learn from and was living off government payments, although living is a stretch of a word there.
~10 years on it's a whole other story, don't burden yourself with failure, burden yourself with getting out of that rut and catching your whale.
Ps: Happy Birthday 🧁
bahua132411y23 is the beginning. You have your entire career ahead of you. And then maybe a couple more after that. Enjoy, and happy birthday!
Us programmers are an unconfident lot aren't we?
When I was 23 I thought I was invincible and anything was possible.
Damn if disillusionment doesn't age you a decade!
Make something. Anything. Start today. Do it. Do it now. Decide on it. I mean it. Right *now* this very *instant. No I'm not joking. Git clone. Npm start. *SOMETHING*. seriously. Even just one step.
Do even one step towards it.
You're hoping for others approval.
Others approval doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter at all.
In fact, to illustrate: I don't approve of you and your post. Not because I don't like you, but for the sake of highlighting something important.
Does that matter? That I don't approve?
Would it matter more if we knew each other?
No, it doesn't fucking matter.
Get cracking. Make something.
You'll find the more you DO instead of *thinking* about something, the more your uncertainty will vanish.
..because you'll be too busy doing, instead of worrying.
@b2plane A projects failiure mustn't be caused by devs... I think is more often than not the customer's fault. Don't take it personal, you did succeed with the projects and the good thing of having a dead project is to not have to fix anything and neither communicate with shitty clients.
Similar situation in my 50's, so it might not get better with age !
They say you learn the most from your mistakes, rather than your successes.
So we must be wiser !
What lessons can we share about being more successful ?
I rack my brains going over how I did things in the past, and could I have in hindsight done things any differently.
Most of time, I still think I did the best I could given the circumstances.
What wisdom do I get from all of that, well, perhaps sometimes the circumstances aren't good enough for a project to succeed, no matter what you do.
As such, maybe choose more carefully which projects you invest time and resources in.
Project A might sound good, but maybe Project B would be a better option.
What if there is only Project A on the table..
Perhaps wait a while until a better project turns up.
> You're hoping for others approval.
> Others approval doesn't matter.
This in a nutshell.
zvyn9131yEvery project I (or others) wasn't paid for keeping alive is dead as well, that includes everything I did till my late twenties (I started programming as a kid, am 31 now). Don't beat yourself up about it, I still put a link to my Github in my resume as a proof I can actually write stuff and it helps.
When I was 23 I didn't even try to do big successful projects, I just played around for fun or made tiny contributions to open source projects. Didn't stop me from starting a career as a developer and being responsible for quite some very alive projects.
I just can't be bothered maintaining stuff in my free time and I think that's okay.
PS.: Happy Birthday!
Your 20s are more about gaining new knowledge than building a legacy.
It can be tough going into an interview without a portfolio, but often you can talk your way through it, showing you have experience with technologies by asking some smart questions about the company's product.
I will favorite this post since I am in my early 20s as well and going through the same shit.
Jilano307871y"2020 really is the worst year ever"
--> "So far"
bytewind1441yI'm 40 and just started learning code to get out of manual testing and onto automation work. So I think you're doing fine for being 23. Or I'm doing terrible for being 40.
> tough going into an interview without
> a portfolio, but often you can talk your
> way through it,
Never seems to work for me that.
Even when I listed one of my hobbies as nuclear reactor design, that didn't even cause them to blink.
matt-jd7371yBruh you've spent the majority of those years as a kid, you have lived for 23 years not worked for 23 years. Even then there's more to life than this stuff
Cheer up and hope You had a nice birthday