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I'm a shit programmer
I'm 29 and I assumed that by this point I'd be successful some way or another, either by being financially abundant or technically complex.
I am not, just mildly accomplished instead.
Here'a list of thing I consider challenges that I have:
* I tend to tunnel vision ideas that are terrible or execute them poorly because of said tunnel vision.
* I don't hone my skills, I usually consider my potentials the same as my actuals, as if I achieved everything already, probably product of ny huge ego.
* I communicate poorly with my boss, I sidetrack into thing he didn't ask
* I'm a mess when it comes to reading documentation online, I have the attention span of a fucking fish.
* I work alone, I have 0 networking status or skills.
* I take huge amounts of time to finish my side projects
* Of all the side projects I started I only finished one, the ones that I couldn't finish usually bevame insabely stressful things, so much and so many that I questioned myself many times if I should be a programmer or not.
* I have little discipline or organization, if I work in more than one thing at a time, i get really anxious and stressed.
I am not saying I'm not competent, I think I am (I'm looking at you imaginary scary recruiter googling this online), I'm just not really proud of myself28
I hate it when you get tunnel vision and forget simple solutions exist. Especially when you make yourself sound dumb in doing so.
Spent a bunch of time trying to wrap my head around how you could send data from one website to another and dynamically load content and all this other stuff, only to be told a GET call would make it a lot easier.
With my head in the clouds thinking of complex solutions I said "can you open a new page with a GET call?"
Can you. Open. A new page. With a GET call.
Yes, dumbass, of course you can. Here I am trying to figure out how it's possible to intercept data from a different websites HTTP call to the server and I asked if it's possible to do what ~literally~ a link does.4
Embarrassing moment of day.
Tell vendor their module does not work out of box.
Follow code through and it requires cc info from payment object after transaction occured. The payment method flushes cc info from payment object right after transaction so info isn't available when vendor code wants it.
Explaining to my teammates what is going on explain to fix would need to add certain transaction results to payment object.
Go on for about an hour and my teammate mentions they rewrote a file which adds necessary info but didn't get called because we rewrote it elsewhere so there is no inheritance chain.
Fuck! I feel stupid. How did I miss that rewrite? I had tunnel vision and didn't check config to see if rewrites existed. Gah!
Email vendor issue is resolved. Hide head under pillow rest of day.
So, I recently switched from a windows laptop (XPS 13) to a macbook pro and my friend has been bugging me about whether I'll ever go back. He is a wannabe frontend developer and wants a windows laptop. No matter what I tell him, he seems to have tunnel vision. What are your thoughts on this? And what is your personal experience with Windows vs Apple for development?
(Pls don't kill me, it's my first post on devrant, thnx)16
In my freshman year of college, I ran into a grouping of circular dependencies that were so intertwined it would have warranted a total rewrite. I spent 28 hours fixing it. I took over my dorms common area, had about 5 movies playing on repeat for background noise, and stayed in the same seat for the whole period.
It was rewarding, but also showed me how easily I can get tunnel vision on a task. Now that I've graduated and moved on to a real job, I have certain back ups to make sure I don't forget to eat or take my breaks. I almost got in trouble for not taking them when I first started.
Maybe I have selective tunnel vision... While I'm focused working the only thing I see on my desk is the monitor and keyboard...