Thread: Deep thoughts - by FillYourBrain

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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Silvercord
    And just wondering, what do you mean by 'i tend to have a knee jerk reaction' towards thigns. That actually makes no sense to me, now that i think about it.
    I think you're a good personality around here. Don't take it personally. Knee-jerk reactions are those that are based on a small amount of information so I'll give you that that is probably not the case. But knee-jerk also means that there is an overreaction. I think that definitely applies. People being not entirely satisfied in their work is not a reason for you to throw it away as an option. Like I said, I am thankful for this job. You might be too when the time comes. But, Nirvana it isn't.
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    I might still consider minoring in comp sci

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    When you do programming as a job, there are always two sides: Your own pride to make the program work like it should and have a proper structure and comments and documentation and stuff. And then there is your boss, who wants to get results for the money. Commenting is not a result, clean code is not a result. A finished program is, no matter how it looks in the sourcecode.

    If you have a boss that can see that clean code and comments are helpful and saving time maintaining the application that's great. If you don't, that sucks.

    I can't imagine how bad it would be for someone who isn't exactly the top tuxedo in the closet.
    Well, those that are frustrated first are those that are best, because they can clearly see what goes wrong.

    Bottom line: Welcome to the "Real World" (tm)

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    Originally posted by Silvercord
    I might still consider minoring in comp sci [/B]
    hey silver, why not a double major? one of my friends is doing a 5-year Math/comp. sci double major. That may cover everything your looking for (?)

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    I don't know, I guess I'm still considering options. That might be an excellent idea though. I like the setup of the Major in math and minor in computer science at UMaine because I can skip almost every single one of the lame comp sci courses but still take the advanced 3d graphics theory courses they offer in the high level comp sci courses.

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    I've just finished second year in CS, and I've always known that a job in programming is never going to be like when you do programming for fun!

    But computer programming is the only major that I love, although I'm good at other subjects and I always get high grades in them, but programming is my favourite, I know how it is to work in this field, because I know many people working in programming.

    I've always wanted to major in CS, and if I have to choose a job, I don't think there is better than programming!

    I'm not a very talented programmer, but I'll do my best to become better and better!

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