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Re: [ljc] Fwd: Part 2: Developer Stress

From: Burkhard K.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:58 AM
Better yet, start cycling. It's transformed my commute from the bane of
my life to something I enjoy (mostly. I'll grant you that wind and
freezing cold do take the edge of the pleasure of cycling).

On Wed,[masked] at 04:03 -0500, Mikhail Krivoshein wrote:
> Use DLR, Overground or National Rail services. Helps to keep your mind
> and senses calm.
> 
> Kind regards,
> Mikhail
> 
> On Feb 14,[masked]:31 PM, "Kevin" <[address removed]> wrote:
>         I think that would be a bit iffy as development can be
>         stressful anywhere.  But let's give a London-specific
>         scenario.  
>         
>         
>         Assume you're whistlin' a tune that sounds a bit like "Hi Ho
>         Hi Ho, it's off to code I go...".  You head into the Tube and
>         bustle past all those slow moving people who drag plastic
>         wheelie suitcases behind them like they were some kind of
>         medical attachment.  But while you'd always give someone
>         towing an oxygen tank a politely wide berth, you would have
>         little patience for the fun-size suitcases that could safely
>         store all 7 of the Snow White dwarves that could have helped
>         you sing Hi Ho! A series of motorised sardine cans pulls up to
>         the platform and opens. It gasps and exhales a batch of tube
>         drones who don't smile and don't blink!  
>         
>         
>         The cotton, polyester and woollen threads of clothes wind
>         everyone into a close-pressed sweaty mass of humanity.  People
>         get squeezed nose to armpit and fixate on a point in space
>         that's really a portal to their happy place or a window into
>         what's in their in tray.  The door closes and you can't but
>         help to stop and consider all your new temporary friends.  
>         
>         
>         There's the guy with eye-watering halitosis who is trying to
>         adjust an errant nostril hair with his nose because he can't
>         manage to scratch it.  And with every tidy burp and cough you
>         get a 3D smellovision tour of his G.I track! Then there's the
>         guy who is playing his iPod way too loud.  It's a silent
>         scream for help that says "Notice me".  And you'll be deafened
>         by it unless you wear your mental ear plugs! Then sometimes
>         there's the one with the wild 'n crazy clothes.  She's doing
>         that poised pause and has a look that says "I am... an
>         individual, not a drone".  Next to all the other
>         poised-pausers who are also not part of the herd.  Then ever
>         occasionally there's the one you never see: the person who let
>         off a quiet fart and got off at the last station.  
>         
>         
>         Then there's the final kicker, depending on whether you're an
>         optimist or a pessimist.  It's the announcement that although
>         there are "delays in service on lines A, B, and C...all other
>         lines are great!".  And then you go off to code.
>         
>         
>         Most of the time the Tube is actually OK, but sometimes it's
>         good to walk or travel above ground somehow. Daylight is
>         definitely underrated :) 
>         
>         On 8 February[masked]:17,­ Martijn Verburg
>         <[address removed]> wrote:
>                 Hi all,
>                 
>                 <part blatant plug>The folks at Zero Turnaround were
>                 expounding on their recent developer survey results on
>                 developer stress and were foolish enough to grab some
>                 of my opinions<\part blatant plug>
>                 
>                 http://zeroturnar...­
>                 
>                 So this got me thinking, do you think there are London
>                 specific developer stresses?
>                 
>                 Curious to hear any thoughts.
>                 
>                 Cheers,
>                 Martijn
>                 
>                 
>                 
>                 
>                 
>                 
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