I’m feeling awesome.
Part of it is because, my current github Streak is the maximum of the year.
The other part is because life’s everything I really wanted it to be.
Working on something that calls for lines of code and not papers of reports.
Working from anywhere, just to get shit done.
Working at unusual timings, say 2 at night? (not very unusual for me, though).
Working on something, that includes my tiny teeny weeny try to change the world as it is.
The best part is I’m being paid for this. Yes, I’m fucking given MONEY, for all this. You’ve got no idea how that feels!
Would you believe me if I told you I’ve tried to code something remotely close to a neural network, for intelligent machine communication, without any idea of neural networks?
This is a bit of buggy, shitty code that I wrote almost a year back.
This is something I came across today.
I know where I am.
I’ve been into this coding business for a few years now – starting from my college-hood.
But I’m nowhere near good neither in Code, nor in Business.
I’m trying to connect the dots all the way, and so far so good.
Part of the plan is, I’m about to start ‘coding’ for ‘business’
This is something what I’ve been doing already. I’m just about to add a pinch of salt and a spoon of ‘seriousness’ in it.
Let the son of mask and luck be with me.
I don’t know.
I can’t sleep.
Thoughts seemed to have haunted my mind for eternity.
I don’t know.
I close my eyes and the next thing I remember is catching my brain wireframe this never existing xyz app from the neverneverland.
I don’t know.
I close my eyes and the next moment my evil soul rides the future to see what’s missing.
Again, I close my eyes only to get this gnawing guilt of dreaming too much, doing nothing.
So, I wake up switch on my dying linux box only to see its struggle to breath.
One shift key on my ‘zippys’ is pressed down- permanently. The other, doesn’t work.
There are atleast 4 keys which needs a slightly increased pressure level to actually send the input interrupt, and my sleepy brain just gets confused what pressure maps to what keys.
So, I try to use the same working pressure level on all keys and constantly informing my brain its worth it, though it disagrees. Everytime I press.
The scroll on my mouse is dead. Clicking the GUI scroll controls makes my operating system go unresponsive almost all the time.
I cant sleep. I don’t know why.
How do you react when one of your friends keep telling you this,
“If only I learned Java, I would have been a Programmer”
“Anybody can be a programmer”
“Black Eyed Peas guy is a programmer. Anyone can.”
“Zuckerberg was a psychiatrist. Anybody can program”
And you are that guy who build stuff constantly thinking of minimizing memory leaks, hunting efficient algorithms, doing the math to place that tiny button consistently over a series of screen sizes using absolute metrics, writing the data model and constantly graphing the flow of logic, murdering the bug that fucked up your entire system, and then that statement…
“If only I had studied Java….”
I’m working with a couple of others, building a contract negotiation platform on the cloud.
It’s a three byte sized company, incubated at IITM Research Park.
I’ve passed out of my college a few months ago (actually, several).
I don’t yet know my GPA of the last semester.
I haven’t computed my Cumulative Grade.
No, I don’t give shit. Neither does my peers/founder nor my Mac.
P.S I even lost my HSC and HSLC Certificates, without which it’s impossible to find a white collar, they say.
P.S And I found them not until recently and they are buried into a dusty file.
It’s cool working with people who don’t lift eyebrows for marks.