I had another idea last night for something I wanted to program. I hate having new ideas - they take over my life and it’s all I can focus on until I have the code working. I’m supposed to tackle other projects at work today, but my mind will be trying to figure out my code.

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.