My name is Rachel Lim and I’m a programmer living in NY. I’ve always loved computers so it seemed natural to pursue a career with them. Unlike humans, computers are logical, consistent, and can be powered down and put away at will.
I currently have an Associates Degree in Software Applications & Programming, but the majority of what I know is self-taught. I work as a Programmer for a mid-sized financial company, building custom applications and reports. Lately I’ve been given the opportunity to work on an enterprise-level application using WPF and have been loving it.
If there is one thing I would say I do well at, it’s Learning. I was homeschooled when I was young and most of my programming knowledge is self-taught. I am constantly doing online research of some kind or another, and love the information found on other people’s blogs, so thought I’d start my own. No idea if I will keep with it, or if I will keep it updated, but I hope to post some useful information that I personally have had a hard time figuring out when I started out.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but be warned that I am often very slow to reply. I do try to reply to all my emails though, even if is sometimes weeks or months later.
“The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.” – Larry Wall
Laziness: I’m too lazy to do the same task repeatedly so write scripts to do that task for me. This makes people think I am intelligent.
Impatience: I’m too impatient to wait for my code to run so rewrite the code to improve performance. This makes people think I am a good programmer.
Hubris: When someone asks if I can do something I just say Yes, then go find out how to do it (Google!). This makes people think I can do anything.
Ultimately, it means I can make a career out of being Lazy, Impatient, and Hubristic(?).