raganwald
Monday, February 05, 2007
  It's Monday, it's snowing, and I'm actually happy to be at work!
I found this link on reddit.com:

I’m happy to grow up, but I won’t pretend fun things aren’t still fun out of fear of looking silly.”

Ok, I didn’t laugh hysterically at the comic. But I love the sentiment. Raising my son in partnership with my wife is a lot of fun, and that involves a serious amount of growing up.

Why should programming be any different? Business is almost as serious as nurturing a life. It’s generally considered good form to enjoy parenting. Why shouldn’t we enjoy writing software the exact same way?

Sure, we don’t decide to rewrite an entire business application in CPS on a whim because it seems like it might be fun to try. Just as we don’t teach our children to eat Train Cake for every meal.

Let’s not pretend fun things aren’t still fun out of fear of looking silly. Programming is “Grown Up.”

And fun.

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Comments on “It's Monday, it's snowing, and I'm actually happy to be at work!:
Check out the comic referenced by the one you read:

http://xkcd.com/c150.html

xkcd is cool, but maybe you have to read dozens before you're attuned to it. Or maybe I'm talking out of my anus.
 
XKCD is pretty much my favorite web comic nowdays.

I did a Q&A on the weekend asking people what their favorite webcomic are. You might find a couple in there you like:
http://engtech.wordpress.com/2007/01/31/what-is-your-favorite-online-web-comic/
 
I swear the captcha is saying "ruidiot".

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