Programming Sucks

[Linking to this for all of us who make our living digging tunnels under Mordor …]

Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip something like this into conversation: “Bro,1you don’t work hard. I just worked a 4700-hour week digging a tunnel under Mordor with a screwdriver.”  They have a point. Mordor sucks, and it’s certainly more physically taxing to dig a tunnel than poke at a keyboard unless you’re an ant. But, for the sake of the argument, can we agree that stress and insanity are bad things? Awesome. Welcome to programming.