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More un-appealing self-revelation

2004-01-26 00:59:36.45383+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

I hate that I write my best code under pressure. I hate that it takes a harsh deadline for me to tear apart code, and not only get it right, but add new features that I thought were tough to do in the process. I like the new features and functionality and all, I just that my best code gets written on the weekend before it's absolutely positively needed, rather than in a slack month before.

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#Comment Re: More un-appealing self-revelation made: 2004-01-26 04:46:36.509123+00 by: Diane Reese

Funny you should say this tonight... as I sit at home, working for several more hours before I can allow myself to sleep, finishing two non-coding but just as deadline-specific work-work tasks that I've had weeks to finish. Somehow I seem to focus better at the last minute, but I don't think it's all that good for the constitution.

#Comment Re: More un-appealing self-revelation made: 2004-01-26 07:04:31.35154+00 by: meuon

It's 1:26am locally.. And I'm working on a web/db/app that I need to show off in the morning.. It's just now starting to look good, and I'm just now understanding what needs to be done..

Dan, you are (gasp!) normal. At least in this aspect.

#Comment Re: More un-appealing self-revelation made: 2004-01-26 16:32:44.122683+00 by: meuon

Found in a tagline this morning:
"If people knew how hard I worked at my craft, they wouldn't think I was so talented" - Michaelangelo

#Comment Re: More un-appealing self-revelation made: 2004-01-26 18:49:27.299946+00 by: Larry Burton

I just got off a job that I had completed the software approximately a month prior to the time the code actually ran anything other than a model. I rewrote it three times after I had the real machine to run it on and was still doing some coding as product was coming down the conveyor toward the section I controlled. It wasn't until I stepped off the airplane back in Atlanta that I felt that I truely understood the process my code was controlling.

#Comment Re: More un-appealing self-revelation made: 2004-01-26 18:53:02.908361+00 by: other_todd

Just adding another "Welcome to my world, I'm pretty sure this is normal in my peer group" to the pot, Dan.