The “Project You Don’t Want to Do” Life Cycle

  • Day 1: Okay, quick and easy project.  I should at least try to have fun with it.
  • Day 2: What!? I have to do this in Visual Basic?  I don’t even have visual studio, let alone any VB knowledge.
  • Day 3: Visual Studio is installed, created a gui for this project.  Hey, this gui designer is pretty nice.
  • Day 4: Beginning to realize why I love PHP so much.  I’ve never had so much trouble connecting to a database in my life.
  • Day 5: Screw this, I could make this program in 10 minutes in Python!
  • Day 6: Crap, my Python is rusty.  Oh well, I’ve made some good progress.
  • Day 7: Man, gui programming in python is weird.  I guess making a gui in any language kind of sucks.
  • Day 8: Bleh, back to Visual Studio.
  • Day 9: Suck it up and do is VB.  Learn something new!

Author: Jack Slingerland

I'm a software engineer working and living in Raleigh, NC. I work in Python, Django, Node.js, React+Flux, AngularJS, and PHP. I like to work out with Kettlebells, run, and spend my free time with my wife, cat, and dog.

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