Thursday, February 28, 2008

an unusual anniversary

Today is the five-month anniversary of the last time I checked any code into source control. I seriously consider it an accomplishment to go five months without writing a line of code.

How long has it been since the last time coding was officially part of my job? Three years.

In some companies, being a coder is like being in the mafia, or the CIA. No matter how much effort you make to get out, they suck you back in.

And sometimes, of course, you jump back in voluntarily. But that's another problem altogether.