Yesterday Scott Johnson said that I rock because I’m an “old school” programmer (Scott – thanks for the kind words!).
Funny thing is, yesterday was my 39th birthday (yep, I’m one year away from the big four-oh) so it was kind of unnerving to hear that I’m old school already. But in the programming world, I guess I am old school – most of the coders I worked with in my twenties have either moved on to management positions or found another career. I can barely manage myself so management wasn’t an option for me, and I have no desire to get into another field, so I guess I’ll be coding until my fingers fall off.
Speaking of old school, the Red Hot Chili Peppers just put out the best album of their career. The double CD didn’t grab me immediately (too many mid-tempo songs back-to-back), but now I can’t stop listening to it (and I may never get “Storm in a Teacup” out of my head). Given that the Chili Peppers’ lead singer is five years older than I am, I figure I can say my best work is ahead of me, too :)