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I actually like programming. I get restless when I don't have work to do, which is what happened recently when the company I was contracted out to suddenly dissolved itself. I still got paid by the company contracting me out, but then I was supposed to be focused on getting another job rather than doing real work. I'm glad I'm starting something new shortly. Perhaps the difference between me & Delicious Tacos is that he thinks work sucks up the time where you should be navigating the hellscape of modern dating he writes about, and I never bothered with that. I suppose I could contribute to open-source projects outside of work and then breaks in between jobs would be less of a disjunction, but somehow I've never mustered the motivation to start doing that.

Always good to hear from you, TGGP. No matter how high the weeds grow around here, it seems I can count on you to peek over the fence when I get around to putzing. Anyway, I'm sorry that you lost a comfortable gig and I'm glad you have a new thing on the horizon. I hope it works out. If a person finds satisfaction in a vocation, I think that's unequivocally good. It's very different when work is a misery to be endured for what compensation is necessary to sustain the uncertain hope of some eventual release. I don't think DC's lament is primarily about the lost opportunity to shred pussy, though that would be just as valid.

Off topic, if you're taking requests for Entitled to an Opinion, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Alex Rosenberg's thoughts on history.

I think I've seen some articles about "How History Gets Things Wrong", and from what I recall they made sense. It will probably be a while until I get to it though, as I'm currently reading "The Age of Em", but only gradually making progress due to all the distractions on the internet.

Rosenberg wrote another interesting book with an unfortunate (and possibly misleading) title: "The Atheist's Guide to Reality." That one may also be of interest. It contains a chapter outlining his take on the folly narrative history, which was developed into the book that made me curious about your take. I haven't read "The Age of Em," but it's on my list. I like the critically incisive cut-to-the-chase way you discuss books.

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