Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dialysis versus Dot Net Programming

Many times I feel that I haven't got a fair deal in life. Kidney failure, dialysis and all. But then I think about the poor souls who have to do Dot Net programming and my spirits rise. I have got a better deal than them for sure.

People on dialysis have to undergo something close to torture only thrice a week for four hours each time. Dot Net programmers have to undergo worse eight hours every day, five days a week. And that is if they have a good boss (extremely rare in the Dot Net world, a few years on Dot Net robs you of every vestige of niceness). Otherwise, it is 10-12 hours each day, 6-7 days a week.

The four hours on dialysis can leave your body quite drained. The eight hours on Dot Net leave you emotionally and mentally exhausted. Dialysis actually seems like fun in comparison!

Dialysis can actually be fun. You get to relax in a bed for four hours thrice a week, watch a movie, surf the internet (especially if you're dialyzing at a center like Nephroplus), read books, chat with the nurse or your neighbor dialyzor (whoever is prettier). Dot Net programming, on the other hand can be quite traumatic. You have to work on Windows, for starters! Gosh, Windows? Yes, Windows. A-crash-a-day Windows. A-virus-a-day Windows. A-security-update-a-day Windows. A-throw-up-a-day-on-seeing-the-UI-Windows. Then you have to work on C#. Which has basically all the bad things about Java minus all the good things about Java. And that brings us to the framework itself about which the less said the better.

So, you see, a life on dialysis can be a lot better than a life on Dot Net programming. Even if you're not going rogue and taking dialysis for the ride!

4 comments:

Kartik said...

LOL :D

Anonymous said...

i thought that the first post after a long gap wud be regarding the auspicious 8 days. this is something which i really didn't expect. Anyways, booked tickets for KP movie coming sunday 4.30 PM show.

Anonymous said...

Yo Kamal, scale down buddy. You are clearly on an anti-Microsoft tirade. Dot Net program is mostly about spoon feeding and not having to worry about basic coding foundations (remember the asp world), but rather focus on the real app logic. It is quite a bit of fun for those that enjoy it(myself included), even though it has been ages i did any myself. Standing up database-driven web forms in under 30 mins?? That is something. I can see u are an apple/java lover, but i like short-cuts... Nice try though. LoL

Vinay

Kamal D Shah said...

Hey Vinay, I was pretty sure this post would elicit a comment from you! Its good to needle you MS fanbois once in a way!

As for database driven web forms in 30 minutes, Apple's Direct 2 Web (a part of WebObjects) can do them in less than 3 minutes!

Your turn! hahaha!

Kamal