Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Teaching programmer? (Score 1) 381

by freman (#45520057) Attached to: Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

I started because there was a computer... and I wanted to... I enjoyed the problem solving, making it do what I wanted it to do.
I continued because I wanted to...
once I actually reached school age I was discouraged through most of it... so I continued then because I wanted to...
It wasn't until grades 11/12 that I was again encouraged, and there I excelled, the course work was beneath me, but I rose to the occasion and returned more than was asked of me...
Now I've been doing it as a job for 20 years... I don't want to...
The fun is gone, I'm tired of it, work ruined it...
No freedom, no control, all "make this so" but no "how about this?", no chance to innovate...
Expected to produce amazing results while being treated like a clerk...

I get home most nights and just turn on the TV now, programming was the only thing I ever wanted to do because it just felt so right.

Comment: Re:Let's hope Steam on Linux gathers... steam (Score 1) 553

by freman (#41964533) Attached to: Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

Did you know, Adobe Acrobat has previously been full of security holes, embeds it's self in your browser, and frequently crashes (taking your browser with it?)

Even on my windows netbook I prefer free/open source PDF readers, if I want OCR I'll do it myself, I've never wanted OCR....

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Working...