Saturday, September 15, 2007

Programmer Day(?) + 404 Error Pages: Reloaded

1. Apparently, September 13 was Programmer Day...

"The Official Unofficial Programmer Day Home"
"Programmer Day is celebrated on the 256th day of the year"
Note: Geeks will notice the logo is 1111 1111 (255 in binary).
January 1st is day 0 (0000 0000) - programmers start counting at 0.

I pursued a career as a programmer because I think its a fun way to
earn a living.  Solving problems, using cool tools, learning new
stuff and making things virtually out of nothing.

Surprisingly, there was a time when I felt guilty about programming as
a career.  Work isn't supposed to be fun, right?  That's partly why I
got an accounting degree.  But I didn't like working as an accountant,
so I became a professional programmer after all.

Perhaps I'm ignoring the darker side of the profession?  Here's a
critique of programming as a career:

"Programming Can Ruin Your Life"

2. "404 Error Pages: Reloaded"