Category: Meditation for Coders

Meditation: This code is pissing me off.

Meditation Time: 15 Minutes

We’ve all been there. You get your hands on a legacy piece of code or code written by someone else could’ve and should’ve been simpler but it isn’t.

When it comes to coding we’ve all gathered moss or garbage from the past that now serve as our principles and beliefs, some of these principles/beliefs have served us well, and some not so well. Your geek mind has never been given the freedom to throw out the garbage, perhaps do some house cleaning.

Given the opportunity “the geek mind” will run wild, like a horse free of its reigns, let it run free… Allow all of your past beliefs, principles and ideas to flow effortlessly through the geek mind. Your only job while this is happening is to sit back and silently observe your geek mind at work.

Become an observer of the geek mind. See the ideas, thoughts about the code, and past principles about what Is and what isn’t good code and allow it all to flow.

What to expect.

You will want to fix the code immediately, “the problem solver” will appear. Don’t act on it, simply remain as the ever present observer.