Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

*polishes fingernails on chest*

There are few things more satisfying than saying "yeah, I think it's not over-optimistic to say that I can get that done in a day or two" at about 4 pm, getting a test case up and running in about 15 minutes, working on the problem for another hour before heading home, sitting down with it again after dinner, getting a course-correction just after you got the basic framework set up but seeing a clever way to use one of the tools to make that change with almost zero effort, and slamming out the entire rest of the task in about four hours.

One of those more-satisfying things would be sending out an email saying "Done" at 11:48 pm and only then seeing that your boss had sent an email to a colleague at 11:41, seven minutes earlier, saying "We'll get started on that. It shouldn't take Seth [me] too long, right?"

But if there's something more satisfying than that, at the moment I really don't know what it is.

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