Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

I am geek

Im having a *good* day.

mums taken the girls out, its quiet and by christ Im *coding*.
creating classes, building structures, making design decisions in a flash. writing code that works first time. rebuilding older structures that were weak.
Im *productive*

its incredible, I haven't had a day this good for weeks.

this afternoon I think Ill write a compiler during my afternoon break.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 18th, 2006
Getting in the flow with a project of your own choosing is indeed a high.
I especially like when I write infrastructure in a new project, or refactor an old one, situations where you might find yourself coding for hours without having anything to test really.
But then it all comes together and you get a few compile time errors. You start to worry, is this new structure a big mess? But you fix the dropped ; and the missing ) and compile again, and it works. Just like you imagined it.
And you feel like a fucking ninja.
Hard on and goosebumps.
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 18th, 2006
you glance at the clock and figure ah, time for just a bit more ... you glance at the clock ... wholly crap it's 03:45 where did that 6 hours go ... screw it, I'll sleep tomorrow ... head down and slide back into the zone.

JHC, luck you.
Permalink PNII 
January 18th, 2006
I've only had that a very few times. Write code. Compiles first time. No apparent bugs. That was enough to distract me and get me out of whatever "zone" I was in, right there.
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January 19th, 2006
More commonly is to have that feeling for an entire day, come in the next morning all bright eyed and bushy tailed to discover that there was some fundamental misunderstanding in an assumption and the entire edifice is built upon sand.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 19th, 2006
> built upon sand ...
back into the zone with a couple of bags of cement and a hose (flex pipe in your instance) ... fixed :)
Permalink PNII 
January 19th, 2006
Ah, look, bitter old Simon Lucy has found his way into the good vibes thread.
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January 19th, 2006
huh ????  Simon, are you bitter, and old ????
Permalink PNII 
January 19th, 2006
I've resolved not to feel old, and I prefer drinking bitter to being it.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 20th, 2006

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