Monday, November 02, 2009
Need to finish a software project
I need to finish a software project. It will take just a few weeks, but project is in the critical phase right now so its kinda hectic. No time for almost everything. I go home wasted at 2 in the morning and go to work again at 7am. I think, even my kids don't know me anymore :(

The only chess-related thing I am able to do is chesstempo and there are only so many ways to describe what I do there.. so right now, writing interesting chess things would be slow and far in between I guess.

Oh, in case you already didn't know, I'm a software developer. Used to do C/C++ but lately everything is all about the web so PHP is the current "in" thing.

I tried doing system administration work for a couple of years. I think, administering servers is way, way, way better than developing software. Servers are quite robust nowadays and so the amount of time one spends in panic-mode is relatively small. Whereas a brand new piece of software can only be delivered through tears of blood. (No kidding)

If you are a recent graduate and you have a choice between something like marketing, or sales, or system administration, or anything as opposed to doing development for a software company AND you value your free time. Don't even think about it. Burn that application form and turn that software development job down. You'll thank me later on. Trust me.

People don't know, they just don't know..


posted by Nezha at 7:07 PM | Permalink |


  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger chesstiger

    Take your time, we will be here when you return.

  • At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    I would take software development over IT work any day. (I have done both.) With IT, as you say, servers don't need a lot of maintenance. So you wind up being a hand-holder for panicked users. With software development, at least you are using your brain to solve complex problems. Plus, you can (and should) pad your estimates, giving yourself flex time for life and chess.