Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son
Originally Posted by kensuf
I thought your favorite drill was to fire up (emacs|vi) and code some python, then post on the internet how you skipped biking.
Below the belt! (All in good fun, though.) Actually I use the built-in Python editor to edit Python code, but any editor like emacs or vi or (horrors!) notepad, would be fine.
It is paying the Spawn1 college bills. I'm doing this and my wife is doing adjunct prof work at the UF Law school to make ends meet. I'd rather be riding my bike, but it doesn't pay that well even if I was getting Caddy's every weekend. And it pays a hell of a lot better per hour than being a prof at UF. Truth be told I would be making at least 3 times the money if I was doing this full time. And I have grateful clients instead of whining "clients"/students, if you get my drift.
Yesterday I was in my L.L. Bean "kilt":
until mid-afternoon writing code. I was up at 6:30 am.
When I couldn't stand my own smell any more I took a break and a shower and put on "regular" clothes and then coded some more.
After that I was writing a report about the code I had written.
Somewhere in there I ate dinner. I don't think that I ate lunch. I did have some kippers late in the morning, though. My darling wife knows that I love them and found some at the grocery store in Alachua.
All told I probably put about $2K into the family coffers yesterday and I am positive that my client is deliriously happy to pay that for what they are getting.
I did ride today, though. And I didn't even code one line.
To be honest I think that I did figure out how to do the chemical kinetic modeling for an unsteady plug flow reactor in the software package my client wants to use that isn't isobaric (constant pressure) when cruising back up US 441 at 21 mph. It is proto-pseudo-code right now, but no real code, so it doesn't count. (Hah!) I have the isobaric case down cold and that is the big one that the client wants Non-isobaric is frosting on the cake. Frosting is good: Nom Nom Nom.