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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Bou - a Lua-based Build System
- From: "Brandon Van Every" <bvanevery@...>
- Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 06:36:30 -0500
On Feb 9, 2008 6:24 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I'm just not into fun. [...]
> We all noticed that already...
In all seriousness, it really baffles me when I run into techies who
consider things "fun" that I consider downright painful. Different
strokes for different folks, clearly!
I remember showing up to a face-to-face Python users group in Seattle
one time. They're all going on and on about how they love their web
pages, databases, shells, and file system tricks. I said, well, I'm
new to Python... I'm interested in 3D graphics, AI, game
development.... There was no common ground. They thought the stuff I
wanted to work on sounded neat, but it was outside the realm of their
experience. Python has penetrated more areas since then, but I didn't
last long in that community because it didn't have anything to say
about my core interests at the time. Meanwhile, web technology has
pretty much bored me to death forever.
I did think Linux was fun when I first got started with my own PC. I
downloaded, compiled, and optimized all kinds of stuff. After 3 years
of that it got old. I started to care more about my productivity and
specific goals than just grabbing any / every old thing. The
smorgasbord wasn't tasty anymore, I had had everything. Feelings of
"been there, done that" set in. I kick myself that I didn't get a
part time job back then, I could have gotten paid for all that grunge
work that I still thought was interesting. Well at least it did make
me more technically skilled, I'm just saying I moved on.
Brandon Van Every