|Code Dependents Anonymous 12 Step Program for Developers
—by Ellen Sander
Steps to Coding Serenity
Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over the obsession with making things work your way.
Step 2: Believe that a computer faster than the one you now have can restore you to sanity.
Step 3: Make a decision to turn yourself over to the operating system of your choice.
Step 4: Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of your software and hardware.
Step 5: Admit to yourself and to no one else the exact nature of your fear of memory management.
Step 6: Be ready to have to have documentation remove these defects of character and design.
Step 7: Humbly reconfigure your environment to remove the shortcomings of your ignorance.
Step 8: Make a list of all the unregistered tools you have cursed and be prepared to make amends.
Step 9: Make direct amends, where possible, to those exact tools and then pay for them.
Step 10: Continue to maintain your inventory and where you were wrong share your chagrin with other Code Dependents.
Step 11: Seek through prayer and meditation to understand what you need to know without stress.
Step 12: Learn what thirteenth stepping is and do it often.
Ellen Sander, 1990
KEEP COMING BACK...IT WORKS (with a few patches---but nobody's perfect).