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Cake day: July 7th, 2023


  • Yeah, I get you. It’s a crap situation to be in.

    I love front end because I enjoy UI/UX and I generally prefer to work in large, complex applications. If I can have both, I’m good, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be working on large, interesting projects.

    BUT, no matter what, I go in cycles of loving it and trying to learn as much as possible, then sometimes I stop giving a shit and spend my free time on the couch instead of learning or doing side projects.

    I don’t really know the point of this comment. I guess that, for me, at least, interest waxes and wanes. I just try to accept it and do whatever feels good at the moment. I don’t really have any good advice, but how you find someone you enjoy (at least some of the time).

  • Salesforce e-commerce is horrendous.

    Your interesting fields… AI, ML, Data Science, etc, seem amazing on paper and in the movies, but a) it takes an incredible amount of dedication to master and b) in the real world, it’s monotonous, repetitive and frustrating work.

    Cybersecurity sounds like the matrix or the movie Hackers, but in real life is incredibly complex, technical, not “exciting” by any means.

    The entire industry sounds incredible. But it’s a lot of work, takes a lot of dedication, and is more boring than you’d think.

    All of the above also has a very steep learning curve. That doesn’t help.

    I’d say get into front end web, but you said you don’t have any interest. Have you tried React or similar front end web stuff? I’d say it has a less steep learning curve and it’s rewarding seeing the UI you build in real time. Maybe try it out?

    I think the issue is that the entire industry is kind of over hyped and Hollywood-izd. It sounds cooler than it is. And it’s very complex. Try to get into something that sounds interesting and hope you enjoy it.