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Stack Exchange Tip: The software editor https://stackedit.io is nifty for editing long posts, but you have to remember the following or your computer will explode:1
- A stackedit mini-ad is inserted every time you create a new document and you must delete that text first thing before writing so you don't inadvertently insert that ad into your Stack Exchange post. The stackedit software is not affiliated with Stack Exchange.
I love Stack Exchange. Stack Exchange is great if you have the right attitude. Focus on doing what you enjoy on Stack Exchange. This is usually answering challenging questions that expand your knowledge in a field that you are interested in learning more about.
Stack Exchange is not perfect, and never will be! Some advice on making the most of your experience: If something is broke or "wrong", it's probably already been suggested and is completely out of your hands to fix, so learn the system and workarounds. And most of all, ignore any negativity! Now I'm not suggesting to not-suggest an enhancement or fix. It's just that one can get caught up in "the system" and
Taught myself programming in 7th grade from my older brother's math book before I had a computer (1978). I would run the programs on paper to see what they would do. I programmed for joy from then until the end of college.
Programming for corporations is not the same as programming for oneself. But experience in working for companies has given me many valuable experiences, insights and knowledge about working with people, thinking in terms of customer service, and what it takes to succeed. Also a lot of great, talented people I have had the pleasure to meet and work with, and the personal and professional friendships that endure.
A key to working as an employee is to avoid getting stuck in a financial cycle of feeling dependent on your job. Each of us is responsible for doing what we love and when it's time, professionally moving on to something else. There are many opportunities for something new, interesting, fun, or challenging.
Interests: Ballroom Dancing, Autism and Savant Syndrome (esp Absolute Pitch, which I have no sense of), Philosophy, Theory and History of Math, Theory and History of Science, Writing, Linguistics, Humor, Music, Piano, Singing (esp. Solfege), Education, ADHD, and Psychology.
1. Your computer won't explode. The ad is not appropriate for Stack Exchange and you'll create work for other people to remove that text. However, if you use the stackedit editor for non-Stack-Exchange uses, you must leave the mini-ad in the text or your computer will explode. Please consider leaving the mini-ad in the text if you use this software for other uses other than Stack Exchange in order to support the programmer. I have no affiliation with this software.