So I’ll admit to playing video games. It is a guilty pleasure indeed. I spend most of my ‘game time’ on Eve Online but that requires a fair amount of contiguous time to really enjoy.
If I’m into a quick fix I’ll fire up World Of Warships and send a few fellow gamers to the depths of the WWII era Pacific Ocean.
Today they issued a big update to the game and my PC refused to download the update. A quick look at my firewall indicated it was being blocked as being “a suspicious Torrent download”. Normally it would be a simple case of adding the update server to my firewall ‘good guy’ list and all would be well. As it happens, in this case there are several servers involved so I had to track them all down and add them all. I thought I’d share my findings in case anyone else would find it useful (read: In case I forget in the future).
Although I don’t have quite as many notches in my keyboard as this author I can certainly identify with his point of view. I haven’t been a ‘professional coder’ for many years but I still do write code most every day. I’ve evolved into a ‘technologist’; one who knows a good deal about a great many things yet is not expert in any. I’ve consciously given up the role of ‘expert’ on any given topic and traded it for a broad understanding of how all the pieces fit together.
I don’t win contract coding gigs anymore, but frankly I don’t want them; the vast majority are too narrow in scope to be interesting and make money for someone else. I’m much happier consulting small businesses on how to improve their efficiency and lower their costs, advising start-ups on what NOT to do when rushing head-long to build the next-big-thing and running my own companies.
I love what I do and I’m quite happy to not be an expert thank-you-very-much.
Digital Media and whatever else flows through my head…