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    You were a VB programmer, right Mario? I remember that being a real hot ticket for a while when I was much younger.
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    I'm with MacGyver here.
    Although, there are some here that would disagree with me.
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    The greatest thing I'll probably get from programming is being employed if I fail to do anything else. But that's for the immediate future, and what I enjoy right now is the ability to supply people with what they need and help them. That got me even more friends. Especially as technology continues to become more pervasive in our lives, it's easier to meet people on a more friendly basis and get work done. Gone are the days when the only place to program was a cold lonely room not unlike a basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen
    Gone are the days when the only place to program was a cold lonely room not unlike a basement.
    Much more preferable to being in a basement that is overheated thanks to the giant mainframe that you have to stand next to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    You were a VB programmer, right Mario? I remember that being a real hot ticket for a while when I was much younger.
    For about 10 years, yes. I was lucky enough to be on my prime during this period. What company still today can resist an energetic know-it-all on his 20s?

    Good pay too. More than what they are paying these days. Granted, just 20 years ago software engineers where rocket scientists and curious kids where software developers. Today softare engineers are coffee shop waiters and curious kids are still software developers.

    Good thing I quit. I'm not the smartest on the block. I'm the first to admit it. Kids today put me to shame. I was lucky enough to squeeze that cow all I could before jumping off.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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