The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
I can retire at any time with a diversity of other so-called 'income streams' able to supply more than I need. There's little holding me to where I work. So what to do with the money?
First, invest enough in a diversity of low-risk incoming producing things so don't have to ever worry about running out of money.
Maybe add an additional '0' to the end of donation amounts.
But I'd like to spend a bunch on ranting publicly (purchase newspaper/TV/Radio ads) to call out people/groups who are pandering and thereby exacerbating instead of curing problems. Call down damnation upon those (left/right/black/white/asian/religious/atheists) who make their living off of strife - spell it out so even a simpleton (i.e., nearly everyone) can finally begin to understand. Manipulate them into understanding how they're being manipulated.
In other words, buying a great big megaphone so I can Phart Into The Wind.
spell it out so even a simpleton (i.e., nearly everyone) can finally begin to understand.
You cannot win that amount of money on a lottery ticket
Senior Architect - Ulriken Consulting AS
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.Edsger W.Dijkstra
I am retired and find I only coded for the money, I have barely touched VS in the last 2 years. I always thought I would continue coding for my own entertainment but as most useful projects would include web and mobile components I find I have completely lost interest.
More money would be nice so I could indulge SWAMBO's desire to visit every country on the planet when COvid runs its course.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
I'd give them a month, maybe six weeks at the outside, to have me train someone to take over my projects, then I'd be out the door. That's a lot better than the previous employer would have gotten, I might not even have bothered to tell them I quit.
I would hire the 2-3 developers it would take to replace me, spend a year training them, then hire them out to my current company. After that the goal would be to put in minimum hours in order to keep the clients happy. So yeah, I'd continue working, but in a limited role.
My recently retired wife likes to travel much more than me, though I oblige her often enough. Covid has put a damper on vacations/traveling this past year but the highlight of 2019 was a weekend getaway to Chicago to see Dream Theater one night, and Hamilton the next. If you know/care who Dream Theater are, they played the entirety of 'Scenes from a Memory' (20th anniversary) as half of the 3 hour show. As for Hamilton, it was my first play and I didn't think I'd enjoy it but have to admit it was pretty cool.
"Go forth into the source" - Neal Morse
"Hope is contagious"
I would probably keep my work (at least the previous task on it) but I would do the things as I would like to do them still keeping the best for the company as a target (note: the best for the company, not necessarily what my boss wants to)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I don't code for money. I mean, money gets me stuff, and it can be important, but it's not why I code. I coded before I made money doing it, and I've continued to code even during times when I wasn't reliant on it for income.
I code because I love the craft. I deeply enjoy it. I don't know if that will ever change.
So for me retirement probably won't look that different than working from the standpoint of a casual observer.
And in any case, I'd probably still find a way to monetize it here and there, so I guess I wouldn't really retire fully.
Besides, I don't know what I'd do with myself. Not working is just the worst. Even when I don't want to, after I don't then I want to again. I need something significant in my life that isn't my own agenda, and I'm not really counting my husband here, because *our* agenda is my agenda, and part of my agenda is going along with his agenda (sometimes). It's still an arrangement where I'm basically in control of things, and I need arrangements that I'm not in control of in order to find some sort of structure and therefore balance to my life.
I'd quit immediately, retire, and spend more time with my wife and family. It's not that I don't like what I am doing, just that I have been doing it for so long. Also, I have put my wife and family aside in pursuit of my career.
Money can't make you happy. It CAN remove most of the things that make you sad.
Turns out, I didn't even have to win the lottery. Just had a combination of decent skill in a pretty high-paying industry and a simple lifestyle. (Hint to the younger folks. It's not how much you make, it's how much you spend).
The intention was to travel, but coronas. I hope to get back on that path after vaccination.
For now, I'm finding enough to do around the house, fixing, cleaning, yard work, projects, etc.
If I enjoyed my job, I would still be working. The last place I worked was populated by willfully ignorant consultants (branching too hard, MVC too hard, we'll just hard-code values, etc, etc). Plus, I hated the WFH/teams process COVID forced upon us.
I don't recall what specifically caused me to do the analysis, but at some point last summer, I actually looked at my expenditures vs my resources, and concluded I'm never going to spend the money I already have. So, why go to a job I don't particularly like?
I suppose it's possible I'll re-enter the workforce at some point. I'm not looking, so it would have to be some kind of coincidence to hear about the "right job" I'd be willing to take, seems pretty unlikely.
It depends on the size of the lottery.
I have a buddy with a charity to help "at-risk" kids get their hands on technology in after-school time!
[Think Computer Camp, Daily until mom/dad can pick them up. Build Robots, Fly Drones, write software]
I would fund that, and volunteer a bit.
Just big enough to cover the bills... I would keep doing what I am doing.
Really Large Lottery?
I would work with KahnAcademy on virtualizing school even more. Using AI to mentor kids, change topics, repeat questions, develop their confidence in learning. Integrating Physical/Mental breaks into their days.
Massively Large Lottery?
I would bring public attention to the Health Crisis, and the root cause of "Corrupted Feedback" in the system that keeps us Fat, Sick, and Tired. [The #1 cause of blindness is Complications from Type 2 Diabetes. A Disease that is caused by consuming excess carbohydrates. WRONGLY Described as TOO MUCH Glucose, but really "Too Much Insulin", and if you use the latter definition, you WOULD find it ~10 years in advance, and fix it with Low-Carb Lifestyle (the most studied diet, in history, FWIW)]
The only reason I would bother to do this latter, isn't my passion, per se. It's because it's the leading root cause of MOST of our chronic diseases. If you have Arthritis, Joint Pains, Skin Conditions, you must look at processed foods in your diet. Instead we are being PUSHED to eat MORE grains (a clearly processed food), seed oils (inflammatory), sugar (makes it all taste great).
Going carnivore. I've lost 100lbs, reversed my pre-diabetes, lowered my Blood Pressure, resolved my psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, joint pains, SNORING, sleeping problems, and cognitive decline. The word is SLOWLY getting out there. Lots of programmers/engineers in the groups that go Keto/Carnivore. Because we like things that work, and dislike Dogma!
When I was younger, and was the most employable person I knew, I would have said no. I would have kept working and banked the lottery winnings.
Now I'm closer to the end of my career than the beginning, and it's hard to get hired, and I've seen 30-year-old managers make the same rookie mistakes enough times to call the outcome correctly practically all the time, I would definitely retire.
Been retired for 12 years. When I have time, I still code for things I think are needed. My problem is I see more things that need help than I have time to devote to it. Mostly I golf and travel. Best job I've ever had.
Of course I would retire from any commercial occupation immediately. That doesn't mean I wouldn't work any more, but I would work on projects I want to work on, for as many (or rather: as few) hours a day as I want. And it doesn't necessarily have to be programming, might also be music, social projects or anything. Also, I would give the 10 most important persons in my life 100,000 € each, so they can share my joy. Yes, traveling. I don't like flying or going by ship, but maybe I would buy myself a caravan, so I can travel and feel at home at the same time.
I think I would start my own business, knowing I could afford to pay the day to day bills without worry. and work on only the projects that were interesting to me, after all I could be picky at that point.
Last Visit: 31-Dec-99 18:00 Last Update: 22-Jun-21 5:10