Friday, April 10, 2015

The Rhythm and the Code

After years of sitting in cubicles next to people who are on the phone every day, I have reached the point where I can get into the zone while listening to music. Especially when I'm tired, it can actually be easier for me to get the code flow going with a good instrumental tune drowning out the random background. And when a driving piece comes on and the program is just flowing out of my fingertips, it can feel incredible. I'm talking stuff like Ride of the Valkyries or the Airwolf theme. But sometimes I'll be stuck on something, pondering deeply, and one of those comes on and it just feels like the music is taunting me for my lack of progress. It's funny how relative things can be.

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