So... I've got a confession to make.
I'm no longer a Dev. After the disaster that was my last commercial gig, I went and got a sec Ops role... And I love it. It's just technical problem solving and explaining all the way.
Don't get me wrong, I still love to code. But that's exactly the thing. As a commercial developer employed by corporations, I spent close to 80 % of my time not coding, but in useless meetings, or trying to figure out just what my colleagues thought was "common sense", reverse engineering their work and documenting how to get it running, etc. Basically, fixing shit for braindead academics with next to no real world experience.
Now, when I code, I get to do it on my own terms, with my own stack and as much comments and docs as I want to have. I own my time, and the only ones that are allowed to interrupt me is the local fire department.
I can do what I'm fucking passionate about and leave the rest for the useless people.

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    If it made you happier, that was a good decision!
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    @Jilano Aye, it sure does. I always wanted to code, even when I was a little kid, and Odin knows I invested lots of time into learning it... Only to have some MBA set hard to achieve deadlines and then makes them impossible by setting twenty meetings a day. Didn't do much coding, and more satisfying arbitrary "My Professor told me this is how to do it"-ish demands.
    Now, I have my day job (which is solving problems for people) and my hobby, which is coding.
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    @ilPinguino I have been an IT admin for over 2 years now and love it (excluding the layer 8 issues) and I also get to program tools myself freely in whatever language/framework I want as long as it helps me in my job.
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    just reading your post made me happy.
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    great news!
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