It’s been over a year that I’ve been working with the Crew (props to ma boyz) .. over a year since I started gleaning great pieces of wisdom from seeing people in action who have done this for far longer than I.
And I’m scared that I’m never going to be rid of The Curse of the Nose-Hairs.
You know what I’m talking about. Getting caught in amongst the hairs, instead of cutting through them and getting to the good stuff.
I laughed when my brain came up with this on the walk to work this morning. If I could pull it off, it’d be a winner. Of course, discussing bodily functions isn’t the most appropriate of development chats.
So. It was one of the first lessons I learnt when I starting working with the Boyz.
Cut through the crap to get to the purpose. Make sure it’s in your brain, this direction, before you start to code. Break things down, segments.
I have a lot of ideas. Most of them are bloat, they fly around the room and get zapped by the Bug-Zapper (man those things are cool, I could stare at them for hours, listening to the hypnotic sound of little insects being fried). A rare few (and they are rare) stick around, lasting through the period of time it takes before bad ideas get seen for what they are.
The problem is, as I’ve just been made to see again just recently, is that I still haven’t learnt the lesson of the Nose-Hairs.
I still get caught on the superficial, the nose-hairs (at the risk of over-using a GREAT analogy).
What I want, is to, in the heat of the moment, to remember this lesson. And put it into practice.
This is my Christmas Wish-List. Or something like that.
I guess, to an extent, it’s something you either get or you don’t. But I believe (or else I’m doomed) that I can learn it. At least partially.