I had one of those days today where you spend a hurtful amount of time just waiting for something to happen. I’m not terribly patient to begin with, and this stuff is aggravating:
- Waiting on the CC.Net build and the “Check In Dance.” Keeping the build optimized for speed is important for productivity.
- The “Tyranny of the Little Green (hard drive) Light” – I haven’t gotten my RAM upgrade at work yet and the hard drive thrashing is just awful
- Having a ReSharper moment. I shudder to think about coding sans ReSharper, but I can’t wait for the background loading in the 2.0 version
- Switching solutions in VS.Net when all you need to do is make a one line code fix
- I’m home alone all week and I’m playing my way through DOOM 3 on the XBox. Just like the original games, the slowest time in the world is waiting on the shotgun to reload while some sort of baddie uses you for a scratching post.
There you go, my bad coding analogy for the week is that a slow or insufficiently automated build is like being cornered by a room full of Imps without enough firepower.