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It Only Hurts When I Hit <ENTER> Paperback – December 10, 2016
From the Author
If you enjoy stories about computer programmers dealing with the real-life absurdities of coworkers, management, users, and organizations, then I am sure you will have fun reading this book.
Best of luck in all of your computer programming endeavors!
(Aka Michael A. Raithel)
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Top Customer Reviews
My favorite story was "Practical Math" -- only because it's exactly the type of situation I've seen develop among programmers. The nerd-like personality is prone to fixate on seemingly inconsequential topics and take them WAY deeper than anyone would think possible..
I loved the little things about this book -- the chapters numbered using binary, the clever chapter titles, the narratives that I think even non-programmers can easily follow, and even the playful treatment of the Amazon printed book format.
interesting series of 16 stories of his life in cubicle-land,
primarily in the world of corporate mainframe data centers.
All technical readers will at least smile at each story, on
recognizing similar past life events, but some stories, especially
the human flow chart of the development of the correct algorithms to
determine how many candies fit in a globe, led to guffaws, as will
the challenge of the coffee maker.
All of the stories will be of interest to professional programmers,
technicians, tape apes, and all who toiled in those fields, but
there is a MUCH BETTER audience for these stories: your friends and
family who are NOT I.T. professionals, and who give puzzled looks
of general incomprehension when you try to describe what you do.
Michael descriptions of the work environment and tasks that are done
at desks and in conference rooms are extensive in useful details, and
in simple terms, but hidden in the background of each story. This was
the suggestion of my best buddy, a non-programmer, to whom I read a
chapter a day during a lengthy hospital stay, saying he had learned a
lot about my world, and to thank the author for him.