January 27, 2015Random
Solving Problems as a Remote Worker
I’ve been following Scott Hanselman’s blog for a few years now. He writes some interesting and insightful posts, and is a more naturally gifted developer than I’ll ever be. I feel I have enough in common with him to relate, and use everything else as inspiration to better myself. Anyway, enough of that.
He wrote a post today about the trials and tribulations of getting started with 3D printing. In particular, I related to a comment he made about how to find solutions to problems. It reminded me so much of how I feel when I have to handle issues when working remotely.
I decided to paraphrase this part of his post here. Keep in mind that I have altered this a bit, but the core thoughts are his. He is also a remote worker, so I have to think that his thoughts are rooted from that perspective. This is why I think I relate so well.
The part “AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ALONE” just makes me smile, because that’s how it feels when you are stuck on a problem and there is no one around to help you get back on track.
Coincidentally my usual MO is to:
- Iterate through the problem in more and more detail with the hope that I’ll bring something to the surface
- Get really frustrated, give up and sleep on it
- The next morning, look at the problem again, find solution right away
( sometimes it’s more than one morning)
In case you missed the link I provided above, here is a link to the original post: