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Sex, Drugs, and Rocking Code: The Uncensored Autobiography of an Anonymous Programmer Kindle Edition
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG WHEN YOU WORK HARD AND PARTY EVEN HARDER?
This is where you find out.
Sex, Drugs, and Rocking Code is a brutally honest, funny, and electrifying account of a millennial IT programmer (who has chosen to go anonymous for reasons apparent in the book).
Set in the heart of bustling cities, this account tells of a misfit who burned the candle at both ends—working sixteen-hour days and indulging in eight-hour nights—only to discover later the true meaning of work, business, madness, and life itself.
Warning: Read at your own risk! This book will dare you to live like a “rock star,” but there will be consequences.
Here’s what you’re getting yourself into:
- Discover how to use boredom and eccentricity to drive yourself toward innovation!
- Find out how to get into the flow instead of being dead inside!
- Laugh your face off you as you follow the author’s thinking on women and relationships…
- Discover how to deal with CEOs and be a CEO without losing your identity.
- Find out how to use failure and pain as unlimited fuel for your success.
- Learn how to come up with a burnout kit when you can’t take it any longer.
- Keep laughing as you follow the author’s story on sex, drugs, and rocking code!
Sex, Drugs, and Rocking Code will show you how to work harder, party harder, and still come out alive and brilliant.
Grab your copy now and take yourself in for a completely daring ride!
- ASIN : B08FMRF89H
- Publisher : Capraro Press (August 15, 2020)
- Publication date : August 15, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1516 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 246 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 194338696X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,290,711 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The tickler in the Preface hints at the content – “Most of us are scrambling to figure things out and find someone to follow. We want to find our tribe and know where we fit in and with whom we fit in. But some of us will not find other weirds, so we must find our own flow – the kind of flow where you’re so focused on one thing the rest of the world disappears. You’re slightly detached, and maybe even quite detached, from reality. You have that confidently awkward, almost Asperger’sesque, vibe…My goal is to inspire people not to become service workers while chasing their true desires…My great-grandmother told me something I will never forget. She said that being mature doesn’t mean acting like an adult all the time – it’s knowing when to do so.’
Those of us in existence before the Generation X, the Millennial Generation, or the Generation Z, yet still able to tap into computer programs and a modicum of social media platforms, will find this ‘expose’ of contemporary thinking illuminating: these are the ways contemporary minds respond to being around on the planet. This clever and gifted author invites us to consider life from his experiences, and n doing so provides one of the most entertaining tomes to bounce onto the scene this year. The subjects addressed include Love (‘Love is a conundrum. You crave it, yet it make you boring and dull’.), Boredom and Strife (his ‘human principles’), Ethics, Education, Engineering principles (‘speed, quality, price, learning’), to his destination Rocking Code, and in the latter department he challenges us even more: ‘So you want to learn to code, or maybe you just want to live that rock star life. If you’re struggling to learn code, I’d have to admit I still don’t get what coding is. I find that the cheapest, dumbest, and probably the worst tutorials on the internet are the ones that have helped me the most…’
Providing one of the most entertaining surveys of all things IT – apps, computer language, Zoom, Facetime, programming et al – this a resource for those less familiar with contemporary gobbledygook. But what makes this shared information so readable is the author’s personal experiences used as drivers (or micro and macro managing) that alert us to sit up, take notice, dream on, and proceed! “I want to work on projects that make the world a better place’ and a bit later, ‘We are so focused on consumerism and money as opposed to making people’s lives better. We aren’t trying to create products that enhance lives. We are trying to create products that make a few people rich.’ Purpose? This fun book will help you find it! Recommended – especially at this self isolation time! Grady Harp, August 20
On the subject of relationships, is your internal software compatible with hers? Are your sine waves in phase? (Are you compatible with each other?) Learn the art of compromise. Occasionally, do things that she wants to do, but you don't want to do. Not learning to say "No" will turn you into a doormat, in business and in life.
Achieving a state of "flow" is when you become one with your task, whether it is writing code for several hours, or something like snowboarding. Music is usually a good tool to get there. Find music that works for you, whether it is ambient, chill-out music, or heavy metal. Boredom is part of daily life. How a person deals with boredom, at home, or at work, is what, figuratively, separates the men from the boys. It's OK to do something silly, but do something. Don't just sit in a chair, staring out the window.
Stress and strife are also parts of daily life. A little bit of stress can actually be good for a person; continuous stress is not good. The book explores how to use such negativity to your advantage. After several days, or weeks, working on a coding project, you will be burned out. Find out what works for you when you can't take it anymore. For some people remedy may involve finding an isolated spot in the forest, or overlooking the ocean. For others, the remedy may involve staying home with your phone unplugged.
This book is short, honest and really well written. For anyone in the IT field, or of millennial age, this is very much recommended. It's recommended for everyone else, too.