I typically don’t write about my cartoon obsession here, but I recently ran across one that seemed appropriate.
This is Zits from 7/14/2007, in which Jeremy, the main character, learns a harsh reality about life.
I bring this up on my blog because I became more acutely aware of how much “that FICA dude” was getting when I became self employed. When you start writing the checks yourself, as opposed to your employer taking the money out before you even see it, there is an even more stark realization.
When contracting, I get to see lots of code. Some of it is good, some of it bad, and some just leaves me scratching my head.
For example, I came across this today:
Apparently things had gotten so bad for this programmer that he needed to make sure 1 still evaluated to true. I’ve had days like that. Better yet, when done, he just commented the line out, helpfully allowing future developers to quickly make use of his wisdom.
Such a philanthropist.
Avast, ye land lubbers, forget not that today is International Talk like a Pirate Day.
So let’s hear some “avasts” and “ayes” out of ye, or be keelhauled!