Make it Right, Bitches: Home Improvement as Inspiration

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Watching Holmes On Homes is a great way to get your head right for programming.

I’m not even really talking about the software craftsmanship angle, though it is related. I’m talking about the attitude that Mike Holmes brings to his contracting projects. It can be summed up as:

  • Do it right
  • Doing it right isn’t that much harder than doing it wrong
  • Doing it wrong is evil

Watch an episode or two. You’ll see what I mean. Whenver I feel myself start to whine “Ugh…I really should refactor this, but it’s a freaking BEAST”, I imagine Mike coming by later and talking shit about what crappy code I wrote.

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