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A word in your year
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julietk From: julietk Date: January 15th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I do it all the damn time. Often of my own code. Some of my code has a genealogy going back to my first attempts at Perl in 2001, which in turn I nicked off Pete.

(If I was better than this I'd put it all into modules & call it "reuse"...)

I also steal vast chunks off CPAN; on the upside at least that is the purpose of documentation, right?

Biting of fingers: erm yes well. Maybe I should stop doing this too. It's OK when I'm knitting, because then I have something to fiddle with instead.

Before you're 30: screw it, you have plenty of time to do things after you're 30. But then I have to think that :-)
(War & Peace: not worth it, IMO. Ulysses: halfway through, very very very slowly, but actually quite enjoying it.)

Edited at 2008-01-15 10:21 am (UTC)
addedentry From: addedentry Date: January 15th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Ulysses is such fun that I've so far taken two years relishing it.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 15th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday!!

How does it feel being 30? :-D Hope you're having fun...

Re code and books and stuff:

If I was better than this I'd put it all into modules & call it "reuse"...

Yeah, this is the sort of thing that makes me feel not-a-real-programmer, not having much grip on the modules and stuff & not really knowing how to do sensible refactoring (more just never-really-thought-in-that-way because when I learned perl I was the only perlmonger on a team of crazy people so I was kind of working in a bit of a vacuum and my scripts only really had to be understood by me, BAD START).

you have plenty of time to do things after you're 30

Oh I know! But it's nice to have an excuse to do stuff. :-)

War & Peace: not worth it, IMO. Ulysses: halfway through, very very very slowly, but actually quite enjoying it.

W&P -- not blown away by it so far, certainly. Any one bit of it is fine, but I don't really feel drawn into the story (such as it is so far). Will persevere though. It is mostly for the tickybox-have-you-read cred though I admit.

Ulysses I keep reading bits of and never getting all the way through, but I love the bits I have read. I really must actually just read it.
julietk From: julietk Date: January 15th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday!!

Being 30 has, today, been very lazy. I like it. (Actually I have Done Stuff too, but only in a "hmm, I fancy Doing Stuff" way, not a tick-things-off-list way).

I quite like refactoring. I am a freak.
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