Today I’m writing code – specifically, mucking about with SQL. For me, the best thing about writing code is that you can do just about anything you want. You want to build a database for your personal life stuff, build a story-writing tool, map the planets, design a wickedly evil game, generate a Matrix faux-world … you just get on and do it and you don’t need a boss, an office, government permission, religious supervision, bank loans and you certainly don’t have to take food out of the mouths of babies. However, you may need prodigious amounts of coffee and an insane tolerance for error.
So unlike most regular tasks where what you do is what it says on the job description, writing code takes you as far as your imagination can wander, that is, until you write something that results in this …
Patience my friend, patience.