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15 October 2003 @ 10:23 pm
Larval Hacker  
It is a little less than four months before I must shed my skin and become a 24HD Greater Doc. I think a larval stage is in order in the near future, Eric Raymond's so-called "Larval Hacker" phase, where the hacker must acquire vast supplies of knowledge so that he/she might cocoon themselves within the bowels of The Machine, only to arise anew, more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

I think I'm also thinking this way because I've been reading programming books (the practical kind, for a change) whenever they don't have something for me to read at work. I'm getting better. Faster.

We can rebuild it. We have the technology . . .
atelierlune on October 15th, 2003 08:32 pm (UTC)
ninja in the shadows: evil edseiryu_16 on October 15th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC)
Ah yes. 1 W1LL PH34R T3H D0C. Indeed. ::wink:: ::grin::
Doomutilitygeek on October 16th, 2003 06:51 am (UTC)
I kinda know what you're going through, but my metamorphosis took a different route. Rather than being a hacker, I'm slowly becoming a guru. I'm becoming that guy that people ask about certain things, not just because I can understand them, but because I can explain them. By the way, this bugs the hell out of people who just want me to do their work for them. Anyway, it's a wierd feeling looking back and realizing at some point you started changing, and that you're still doing it, but you're not exactly sure why.

Cool, isn't it?
XCorvisxcorvis on October 16th, 2003 09:06 am (UTC)
...but we don't want to spend a lot of money.