Kiss your boring job goodbye—you’re about to learn how to program


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/09/kiss-your-boring-job-goodbye.html


Once in a Lifetime (watching the days go by)
#2

Are they handing out jobs at the bus stop?


#3

Another quick fix to the permanent problem of not enough jobs - booyah!


#4

Implying that programming as a career path can’t be just as dull and tedious as whatever you’re doing right now…

(He says, posting to BBS from his job in a programming department.)


#5

Learn how to program out somebody else’s boring job so that a computer can do it instead.


#6

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#7

And for those of us who would rather gnaw our own arm off over coding for a day job?

Seriously I sometimes look at the guys collecting the garbage and wonder how well that pays…


#8

You have a future career writing ad copy for the boingboing store! What do you know about vapes, giant battery packs, and VPNs? Oh, and cables, gotta remember the cables.


#9

NOOOOOO! @popobawa4u is THE born copywriter for the BB Store

I am very disappointed that popo’s great work is not appreciated by our benevolent overlords


#10

Shush. We are Samurai. The Keyboard Cowboys.

(actual image of how cool and exciting programmers look at work. this could be you!)


#11

It would be pure “stunt casting”! It would be an interesting exercise, but mostly because I loathe persuasion and seduction. Is there value in my re-inventing ad copy? I think so, but I can understand if others don’t.

Oh, I don’t know. I think they appreciate my work for what it is. Some people like awkward writing of weird opinions which vacillates wildly between meandering and terse, earnest and pisstake at every phrase. I know that I do!


#12

A good trick is to do some super boring dead end pink collar shit for the first twenty years or so; then the other stuff starts to look pretty good :wink:


#13

17 years of the care and feeding of windows servers… it pays the mortgage anyway.


#14

Hi kids! I spend my day pouring through hundreds of lines of text looking for a missing semi-colon. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

(Actually I do enjoy programming and development, but I certainly understand that this is not a joy for everyone. I don’t like project management tasks, but I’m sure glad we have people that do, and I’m happy to work with them so I can get back to looking for that missing semi-colon.)


#15

Looking at the size of that cable it must be one serious set of head phones. Coders are deaf right?


#16

It took a summer internship to do it for me. I am sure there are programmers out there that would run screaming from some of the crazy why is the server crashing hell I have happily dealt with so it all works out.

I think the one language/programming class I enjoyed the most was mainframe assembler code. It was pretty cool stuff having to tell the registers to directly load/unload data before doing operations.


#17

Monster Cable.


#19

Kiss your boring job goodbye—you’re about to learn how to program

Ahahahahahahaha! <gasp>
[grinning, wipes away tear]
“That’s…”

[Eyes move back and forth between exception text and keyboard]
[Weeping]


#20

I don’t know … @popobawa4u might have some serious competition from relative newbie @Robert_Marsanyi.


#21

[why not both gif]