That is about the same time I started dreaming in German. Mostly it was unintelligible, but I knew it was German and NOT English. It seems that I’m slowly getting there with programming. By that I mean, I start to fall asleep and I can think about is how to make additions to my game, how to make what I want to have happen. I’m starting to ‘daydream’ about programming, and the passion’s hit me hard.
I hear it’s a common malady for many programmers. It’s the constant feedback you get from making a change and being able to immediately see it on the screen. It’s painfully addictive. I remember the first few times I was able to program something on my own and make it work. It made me giddy in a very silly way (and I’m already quite silly, so it soon digressed in to beaker-like squeals). Yet I still have other demands on my time, things that must be done. How am I to find time to satisfy my urges? What happens if my urges don’t pay the bills (this the most horrifying of questions)?
Another day draws to a close and I want to go find a late night coffee shop and order a white mocha and get started on additions to my game. But I have to keep a schedule, and besides I’m already tired. Plus the cats just won’t shut up. Time for bed.
Up Next Time: Interesting notes about programming humor