2011
09.28

I was taking stock of this blog and realized that it was pretty quickly becoming a one dimensional discussion of programming and tech. ¬†While there’s plenty to say about tech, it’s a pretty narrow topic and I’d prefer not to sink into someone who does nothing but programming all day long. So, without further ado:

 
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Oooooo shiny. But on a more serious note I was discussing the other day how much having a “fun” car brings me in the way of stress relief. Leaving the office every day, it’s like an automatic disconnect for everything on my brain. For me, anyway, driving a car that is engaging to drive turns something that most people find boring (commuting) into an escape.

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I think this is the thing that people who don’t “get” car guys don’t understand. For a tech guy like me, it’s not about the having the shiniest toy, or the status icon, or even the fastest. It’s about the theory meeting the real world. It’s about technology married to engineering and design, creating art out of power and speed. Transforming a pedestrian part of life into something exciting.

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Driving, is an activity that lets me live in the moment, to focus my attention utterly on the task at hand. It gives my subconscious a chance to work through things that I didn’t even know were bothering me. It’s the best place for me to solve a complicated programming issue.

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This is my therapy couch. What’s yours?

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