I feel productive with coding when …

… when I Google and find solutions or “machine-verifiable” insights
… when I spend time hacking code at home
… whenever I hook up a debugger
… when I managed to gain “control” (or wrap my mind) over an opaque system

! This is in stark contrast to textbook theories.

I feel the thrill when I get the code to work. In terms of my long-term career and long term financial stability.

I feel this interest, satisfaction, positive feedback and drive is arguably more important than my aptitude. Some people are probably more brainy than me but don’t feel this thrill.

Open source systems are more rewarding than Microsoft technology. I would say scripting tools are esp. rewarding but sometimes too “transparent” to be challenging.


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