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my brain needs a break

One of the funny things about web programming is that I am learning how my mind works.

For example, late at night (late being like 9pm.. yeah I know I’m a WILD WOMAN) after I’ve been coding all day, and I’m still coding away for my ‘second job‘, my brain can start playing tricks on me. Last night I was SURE that something was wrong with the server or something. The PHP contact form I was trying to program WOULD NOT WORK and I was getting so frustrated and tired and I wanted to throw the computer out the window. Instead, I decided to quit for the night and come back to it later. And I watched tv. WITH THE LAPTOP CLOSED AND PUT AWAY. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.

So just now at my ‘real job’, I was working on a form (this one in ASP, but still similar in concept) all of sudden my brain flashed back to last night’s frustration and BOOM! I knew the answer to the problem. A stupid problem because it was one I know I created for myself by trying to be tricky (or too big for my tiny programming britches) but at least I know now how to fix it tonight when I get home.

And that, my friends, is why I need to quit one of my jobs. I can’t do this anymore. All I think about is PHP, HTML, CSS, ASP… argh. I’ve got these damn abbreviations floating around in my head, computer acronyms that drive me batty.

Can you take a guess which one I’ll be quitting first?

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