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I no longer think of myself as having an age.

I moved the decimal point one place to the left and now I have a version:

I am version 4.7

Apparently by the time I'm version 6.5 my codebase will be a little bloated.

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On another note, this age subject has come up a few times:

Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B (2009) https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9361580

Silicon Valley’s Dark Secret: It’s All About Age (2010) https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9710936

I also wish I could copy paste this comment I already wrote: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9362508




Are your even years stable, and your odd years full of surprises?


Around Version 3.0, many people produce a lightweight side project. By Version 5.0 they're about ready to spin it off as its own product.


"Don't trust any version over 3.0." -Jack Weinberg


And are the major releases backwards compatible?


That's an amazing idea. Age as version. I always have felt I love today more than yesterday. I'm happy not to be in university, or school, anymore.

While I might miss specific events or groups I was part of in the past but I never wish to go back in time. It takes so much time and effort to build yourself and your life moving forward that going back would be a waste.

Thanks for the idea! It has solved a long time puzzle :)


Life is a continuous deployment setup with an unusual trait where public version auto-increments every N time units.

To preserve versioning semanticity, gotta habitually push out new code. Gotta strike the balance between squashing bugs, polishing UI interactions, testing new features, and self-refactoring. Gotta avoid feature creep, observe deprecation roadmaps, ensure social network integrations are in order… all those routine things.


I think of my age in binary so that 32 was significant and 64 will be significant but for the moment I'm just somewhere between those two ages.




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