Alright, maybe I went on a bit too much of a negative rant in the
previous entry. I got so caught up in my ranting I forgot to mention
that I actually did come up with a path to make things better (not
really for the software industry at large, but for me at least).
A while back I decided I wanted to work on moving back to Belgium,
for various reasons, but the primary one being health insurance
(or the lack there-of in the USA).
It would allow me to potentially work less or perhaps part-time
without having to worry about losing health insurance. Which in turn
would allow me to focus more on the fun software projects.
On another note, last week I hade a nice conversation with someone
over zoom after a debug session. While he agreed with a lot of what I
had to say, his outlook seemed somewhat more positive. Some time after
the conversation, it occured to me that he's in the UK and that being
in the US has likely coloured my feelings towards the corporate
software world in a very negative way. That's not to say that the
same problems don't exist elsewhere, but potentially less intensely.
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