Tonight I miss him. I realize he's my tinkering copilot.
My brain works nonstop, I'm always thinking about computers, code and technical challenges. I find problems and try to solve them by thinking about them. These problems bug me, sometimes to the point of obsession.
And I need to talk to someone. I need to elaborate some solution. Once I find a proper one I can finally forget about the problem, because the « only » thing that separates me from the solution is its implementation.
So I need to talk to him. He is the one who helps me design a solution. He helps me to canalize my thoughts. And after taking this habit I find myself like a lonely pair programmer without his mate.
This guy is my co-tinkerer and tonight he's not online.
Thanks to Annemarie for helping me write this post