Nothing is as great as being an incompetant coder, and your teammate has to carry you. >.>;
Data Structures and Algorithms. That class was a head trip. You start to touch on the thing that makes code absolutely beautiful - An organized elegant solution that you can explain clearly in person and in comments.
When we got to Binary Search Trees, I was floored.
It seemed so complicated, but it made such perfect sense.
That's when I knew for sure I wasn't crazy for going back to college for my CS degree.
I felt like myself for the first time in a while.
Don't get me wrong. I.T. is pretty amazing. It's where ideas are put to the test. It's half planning, a quarter reaction, and a quarter flying by the seat of your pants.
At least when you work on servers, deploy software, schedule backups. Things that are nitty gritty and you put together.
I was outsourced tech support.
I got yelled at by a boss, India, and the United States.
I pushed buttons without really using my certs.
I was fucking naive.
I started programming seriously after my breakdown. I got into a major with the goal of getting into a CS major with an emphasis in game development.
I went into I.T. expecting to put together larger systems. Building something.
Really, you go into I.T. just to get yelled at because of something out of your control.
I MEANT HAS.
There we go. Icon fixed! :D
Hoooly cow. I keep forgetting to MAKE THIS PRIMARY.
I really should post a picture of my workspace.now.
I REALLY need to use this more. It's so much nicer!
That's a cyberpunk sentence right there. "Hey, I'll just upload my avatar to cyberspace on a F/OSS social network and grok the words of my homies."