You obviously know that I am a geek. I’ve even been called “King of the Nerds”, and it’s a title I wear with a lot of pride. I tinker with projects, learning anything and everything I can on how different parts of them work separately, this helps me use them modularly in other projects. Eventually, I will have my own Swiss Army brain. That’s when the world domination happens, you’ve been warned.
At any rate, I realized that I might have a problem with new technology. Not like you’re grandpa, who can’t figure out how to get his 1980’s VCR to stop blinking 12:00. I mean that when anything new comes out, especially new versions of the languages I program in for work, I am like a kid in a candy shop. Normally, the last thing you would want to do after a long day at the office is the same thing you were doing at the office to begin with. Not me, I write code for a living, I also do it as a hobby…and when I get exceedingly bored. It’s not only job or a hobby, it’s a way of life!
So when HTML5 and CSS3 came out at roughly the same time, I started to question whether, or not, this was real life. It was just too good to be true. You mean I get paid to play with two new toys?! Then I found Bootstrap, a few jQuery libraries, and started to enter government challenges. It was like finding some kind of treasure cove full of goodies.
Granted, not all jobs are amazing like the ones I’ve been catching. I have had some bad ones in the same industry, that is bound to happen to everyone. But when your job, hobby, and fun are all the same thing you’ve got a huge fish on that line and you need to keep ahold of it.Tags: addiction, nerdery