From: Rod Speed on
me(a)privacy.net wrote
> Les Cargill <lcargill99(a)comcast.net> wrote

>>>> Nobody should be a programmer. I used to think it took five
>>>> years, but I was wrong - it takes ten years, and they won't
>>>> leave the toolchain under you long enough for that to happen.

>>> please explain ok

>> Ok.

>> Programmers should never make things worse. In order to do that, you
>> have to understand all the people who will be touched by what you do.

> I think I understand.... not sure

> Reason I ask is I'm taking my first ever C++ course and
> learning basic programming.... and one thing I have
> learned is I would NEVER want to be a programmer as
> just to much SITTING!! It seems like a very UNHEALTHY
> career? Yes?

Its something that grabs you or it doesnt.

Its certainly got a lot more SITTING than most.

Very arguable if thats unhealthy or not and you cant ignore the health of your mind either.


From: me on
"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote:

>and you cant ignore the health of your mind either.

what do you mean rod?
From: Rod Speed on
me(a)privacy.net wrote
> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote

>> and you cant ignore the health of your mind either.

> what do you mean rod?

That the best thing you can do for the health of your mind is to enjoy what you are doing work wise.


From: me on
"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote:

>me(a)privacy.net wrote
>> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>
>>> and you cant ignore the health of your mind either.
>
>> what do you mean rod?
>
>That the best thing you can do for the health of your mind is to enjoy what you are doing work wise.
>

So did you SIT a lot in your career as computer
programmer, Rod?
From: Rod Speed on
me(a)privacy.net wrote
> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>> me(a)privacy.net wrote
>>> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote

>>>> and you cant ignore the health of your mind either.

>>> what do you mean rod?

>> That the best thing you can do for the health of
>> your mind is to enjoy what you are doing work wise.

> So did you SIT a lot in your career as computer programmer, Rod?

Yep. Tho I also did other stuff like physically building my own house as well.

I do deliberately get daily exercise as well tho when the weather is decent.