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I'm sick and tired of it. I've been programming now for well over a decade and I simply can not write another god damned line of code. It's the same shit over and over again. Make it faster, make it cheaper, make it faster, make it cheaper is all you fucking hear at work and all you see in job postings.

Why in the fuck does any of it matter? Let's run on a treadmill our entire lives so people can have a fucking faster smartphone. Fuck them.

Let's spend hundreds of billions of dollars so algorithms can trade a few microseconds faster. Fuck it.

Let's waste countless man years so the corners of windows are curved and semi-transparent because that shit really matters. Fuck it all.

Let's rewrite the same website infrastrucure in a the latest fad language every couple of years so we all can pretend to be busy bees. Fuck that.

Is there any way out of this treadmill of a life? I highly doubt it. Mankind won't stop in this path to exponential insanity until we are left with nothing but a smouldering pile of ruins we once called civilization.

People can barely keep up with their workload at the office and all the chores at home yet every day you get to work and it's MOAR MOAR MOAR.

And you know what? It's the 0.1% at the top that are *demanding* that every single thing below them cut costs, increase efficiency all so they can see a little MOAR money that they did the month before. Can they even spend the money they make? No, but they still need MOAR and it will come out of your SOUL!
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I've been a programmer for 15 years, and I feel the same exact way.

clappa
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02/15/2013 02:38 PM
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They claim they want it faster and cheaper, they just want it bloated and slower so hardware sales will go up.

Imagine the speed we could have today if we optimized to the 80 and 90s standards when hardware was uber weak.
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Take on Knitting
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my work is completly different. I fix old boats. EXACTLY the same story. Faster! Cheaper.

Fuck them. I have but one speed: The Speed of Man.
It goes at exactly 1 second per second, THAT'S IT!
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Last Edited by Defj@m on 02/15/2013 02:42 PM
When you do things right people won't be sure you've done anything at all
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I feel your pain bro.
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the fukkin stock market should be illegal.
i want to see those slimeballs with a
shovel. at least something would get done.

the Unabomber was right.
you should read his manifesto,
it's all about this.
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You might feel better if you can write code that screws up evil bastards, then you become a masked avenger for the little guys.
Using your super powers for good not evil.
Think of yourself as the Masked Avenger, taking down the systemic evil,one line of code at a time.
Ca DMV for example,need their stuff erased.
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I can pretty much talk to anything in orbit/space with a IBM 360AT and a 1979 Fortran Compiler so your whole life is pretty much meaningless to me.
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Thread: Is it time to review the Unabomber Manifesto????
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They claim they want it faster and cheaper, they just want it bloated and slower so hardware sales will go up.

Imagine the speed we could have today if we optimized to the 80 and 90s standards when hardware was uber weak.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25898128


You make an excellent point. Computers from 10 years ago were just as capable of doing what a home user needed them to do as they are today. And yet your average home computer user has probably replaced that computer 4-5 times since and only because the OS's have decided to add bloat, eye candy and other completely useless rubbish to "enhance our computing experience", as if using a tool was supposed to be the end result rather than simply a method of achieving a goal.

Then again, there's industries like trading where hardware is upgraded as soon as it's released to simply keep up with the competition. Microseconds become all that matters.

And there's really no middle ground either. It's either work on the industrial side of things where more speed is king, and your entire life will be spent ensuring that we can run ridiculous simulations that help no one but the elite, or you can work on the consumer side of thing where your job will be to add bloat after bloat until the 1M line codebase is simply unmaintanable. Then it's time for a re-write!
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I've done it for 20 years. Hell, at least it's been good and steady income for me. I agree though it's boring as shit.
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Fuck code whore pimps
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You got it...

I once was a programmer too and hated it. It's like prostituting you brain power for irrelevant shit. Worst were the debugging sessions: Looking for countless hours for a tiny error in Python code. At the end of such a day I always had the feeling of total exhaustion without really having done anything worthwhile.

And as a programmer, you never get valued for what you make the code do. But it's guaranteed some computer-dense boss bitches about what the code yet cannot do.
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I'm sick and tired of it. I've been programming now for well over a decade and I simply can not write another god damned line of code. It's the same shit over and over again. Make it faster, make it cheaper, make it faster, make it cheaper is all you fucking hear at work and all you see in job postings.

Why in the fuck does any of it matter? Let's run on a treadmill our entire lives so people can have a fucking faster smartphone. Fuck them.

Let's spend hundreds of billions of dollars so algorithms can trade a few microseconds faster. Fuck it.

Let's waste countless man years so the corners of windows are curved and semi-transparent because that shit really matters. Fuck it all.

Let's rewrite the same website infrastrucure in a the latest fad language every couple of years so we all can pretend to be busy bees. Fuck that.

Is there any way out of this treadmill of a life? I highly doubt it. Mankind won't stop in this path to exponential insanity until we are left with nothing but a smouldering pile of ruins we once called civilization.

People can barely keep up with their workload at the office and all the chores at home yet every day you get to work and it's MOAR MOAR MOAR.

And you know what? It's the 0.1% at the top that are *demanding* that every single thing below them cut costs, increase efficiency all so they can see a little MOAR money that they did the month before. Can they even spend the money they make? No, but they still need MOAR and it will come out of your SOUL!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30981074


Burn out is a bitch

I have been there.

I just tossed up my hands one day and said; no more.

It was a different career field but I said the same things...

My salary kept going down while my job expectations grew and grew

to where I could no longer handle it.

I was a RN at night.

It was horrid at the end

I had 8 and 9 patients; little help

I worried about my license on the line if I should not

be able to sufficiently clone myself one night....



When I started the job it was ok

but it became a nightmare after employee cutbacks and

dollar cutbacks

The rich fuckers who worked in the nice offices and never got their hands dirty

decided they were too poor and needed more income for themselves and wanted

to increase profits

so, the workers who went out onto bloody trenches every night

got less and less

I threw up my hands

one night and walked away from it the next day after my last

horrid shift and never went back

this is my story


You might want to do the same!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Screw programming. I originally started off going to school for programming and found out real fast that I would not do that for a living.
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I'm sick and tired of it. I've been programming now for well over a decade and I simply can not write another god damned line of code. It's the same shit over and over again. Make it faster, make it cheaper, make it faster, make it cheaper is all you fucking hear at work and all you see in job postings.

Why in the fuck does any of it matter? Let's run on a treadmill our entire lives so people can have a fucking faster smartphone. Fuck them.

Let's spend hundreds of billions of dollars so algorithms can trade a few microseconds faster. Fuck it.

Let's waste countless man years so the corners of windows are curved and semi-transparent because that shit really matters. Fuck it all.

Let's rewrite the same website infrastrucure in a the latest fad language every couple of years so we all can pretend to be busy bees. Fuck that.

Is there any way out of this treadmill of a life? I highly doubt it. Mankind won't stop in this path to exponential insanity until we are left with nothing but a smouldering pile of ruins we once called civilization.

People can barely keep up with their workload at the office and all the chores at home yet every day you get to work and it's MOAR MOAR MOAR.

And you know what? It's the 0.1% at the top that are *demanding* that every single thing below them cut costs, increase efficiency all so they can see a little MOAR money that they did the month before. Can they even spend the money they make? No, but they still need MOAR and it will come out of your SOUL!
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how else can angry birds work on a cell phone.
Quit complaining OP...
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...and do something about it. I was a programmer for 20 years. I made a choice to take a different path after coming to the same conclusions as you have. That was 9 years ago, and I now live a much more agrarian lifestyle centered around things that actually mean something and that make a difference.

You're absolutely right about what you have observed...but remember that you are in control. Your salary is a chain around your neck. Learn to live a different way, be happier, and enjoy life for a change.
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Job requirements

extensive asp.net
c# and vb
mvc - MUST HAVE
html
css
java
javascript
jquery
php
ruby on rails
write advanced stored procedures and triggers in sql
MUST HAVE AGILE/SCRUM EXPERIENCE
cold fusion, MUST BE EXPERT




Fuck it, i agree..
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Engineer here.

Love my job.

Couldn't spend all day in front of a computer or in an office.
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thanks op, I will now say fuck computer programming after trying to learn it for the past few months and move on
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With your technical knowledge, you could branch out into R&D, marketing or even sales. Seize the day !
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What are you gonna do now to make ends meet?
Here's some options based on your 10 years of industry experience.
1. Barrista (good job, it's warm in coffee shops)
2. Park Labourer
3. Snow Shoveler (outside fresh air, seasonal)
4. Plant Trees (if you're fit and go for it all spring, summer & fall, you can make enough to sit on a beach all winter long)
5. Criminal

I think that pretty much covers it.
Any one else got suggestions for OP?

I'm sick and tired of it. I've been programming now for well over a decade and I simply can not write another god damned line of code. It's the same shit over and over again. Make it faster, make it cheaper, make it faster, make it cheaper is all you fucking hear at work and all you see in job postings.

Why in the fuck does any of it matter? Let's run on a treadmill our entire lives so people can have a fucking faster smartphone. Fuck them.

Let's spend hundreds of billions of dollars so algorithms can trade a few microseconds faster. Fuck it.

Let's waste countless man years so the corners of windows are curved and semi-transparent because that shit really matters. Fuck it all.

Let's rewrite the same website infrastrucure in a the latest fad language every couple of years so we all can pretend to be busy bees. Fuck that.

Is there any way out of this treadmill of a life? I highly doubt it. Mankind won't stop in this path to exponential insanity until we are left with nothing but a smouldering pile of ruins we once called civilization.

People can barely keep up with their workload at the office and all the chores at home yet every day you get to work and it's MOAR MOAR MOAR.

And you know what? It's the 0.1% at the top that are *demanding* that every single thing below them cut costs, increase efficiency all so they can see a little MOAR money that they did the month before. Can they even spend the money they make? No, but they still need MOAR and it will come out of your SOUL!
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I'm sick and tired of it. I've been programming now for well over a decade and I simply can not write another god damned line of code. It's the same shit over and over again. Make it faster, make it cheaper, make it faster, make it cheaper is all you fucking hear at work and all you see in job postings.

Why in the fuck does any of it matter? Let's run on a treadmill our entire lives so people can have a fucking faster smartphone. Fuck them.

Let's spend hundreds of billions of dollars so algorithms can trade a few microseconds faster. Fuck it.

Let's waste countless man years so the corners of windows are curved and semi-transparent because that shit really matters. Fuck it all.

Let's rewrite the same website infrastrucure in a the latest fad language every couple of years so we all can pretend to be busy bees. Fuck that.

Is there any way out of this treadmill of a life? I highly doubt it. Mankind won't stop in this path to exponential insanity until we are left with nothing but a smouldering pile of ruins we once called civilization.

People can barely keep up with their workload at the office and all the chores at home yet every day you get to work and it's MOAR MOAR MOAR.

And you know what? It's the 0.1% at the top that are *demanding* that every single thing below them cut costs, increase efficiency all so they can see a little MOAR money that they did the month before. Can they even spend the money they make? No, but they still need MOAR and it will come out of your SOUL!
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No worries, you'll be training Raj soon.
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Why you want to be helping the new world order and make people distracted?
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Engineer here.

Love my job.

Couldn't spend all day in front of a computer or in an office.
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what kind of engineer are you? Industrial, mechanical, petroleum, civil, aero, etc.,what do you do?
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OP

contract yourself out

you can set you own jobs ; turn down jobs you don't like

and set your own pay rate....

If you have this much experience

I would be researching what you need to do to work for yourself doing contract jobs

you would be surprised I bet at how much work there is out there for independent contractors in that field

If you know a particular code really well....

write a book on it

Like '***** for dummies....
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I can pretty much talk to anything in orbit/space with a IBM 360AT and a 1979 Fortran Compiler so your whole life is pretty much meaningless to me.
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+1

Retro ruuuuuulez!
When you do things right people won't be sure you've done anything at all
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Let's rewrite the same website infrastrucure in a the latest fad language every couple of years so we all can pretend to be busy bees. Fuck that.
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congrats :)

I was in your shoes 10 yrs ago
and left.

but O'bammie will train you for
another job in a different career

and the next prez will do the same thing

and the next

suddenly, you realize you got old
and never had a steady career in your
whole life and your only retirement
comes in the form of a SS check
which most can't live on.

then you go on welfare to eat

while the CEO of that company you worked
for is enjoying caviar and his 3rd vacation
home in the Caymens

then you realize, it was YOUR hard work
that put him into the elite status.

then you get pissed at yourself for being
stupid enough to work your ass off all
your life just so somebody else could
profit off your labor.

suddenly you realize you were born
into slavery

and now your pissed

this is how Revolutions start ;)

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