Let Me Google That For You

I used to be convinced that Google knew everything. No matter what I searched for, thousands of pages would jump up to greet me, all trying their hardest to answer my question. But that was before I became a coder. Thanks to xkcd for saying it so well:

xdcd: Wisdom of the Ancients

I took one look at this comic and I knew I was DenverCoder9. When hunting down the answer to my question, nothing and no one will stand in my way. Endless coding forums, reference websites, and hours of trial-and-error will eventually bring me to the conclusion. But lets be honest — how many times did I go back to those forums and post the solutions I found? How often did I update the documentation to clarify the section I was researching? Never. So maybe it’s time to fix that.

No, I’m not from Denver and the number 9 has no special significance to me, but I know I am DenverCoder9. And this time I’m going to record what I found for the people of the future.

Are you DenverCoder9 too?


9 Responses to Let Me Google That For You

  1. Got a serious case of DenverCoder9 right now. Hoping my DenverCoder still checks his email.

  2. Travis Adams. says:

    I hate the fact that there are no traces from DenverCoder9. He just dissapeared. Didn’t he invent the scroll lock key to???

  3. bon says:

    thanks 🙂 just googled dencercoder9 to get the image and found this.

  4. denvercoder9 says:

    I didn’t choose the DenverCoder9 life. The DenverCoder9 life chose me.

  5. I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They are really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too brief for newbies. May you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  6. Stilgar says:

    Of course everyone has been denvercoder9 sometimes but more often than not I am not. I have gone and posted solutions on year old questions and subscribed to future responses. It was amazing to get an e-mail for a grateful comment every 6 months or so for 3-4 years 🙂

  7. no_displayname says:

    Yes, I was denvercoder9… but the last 3 times I went back, made accounts and posted my answer to 2-3year old threads… it felt great actually 🙂

  8. Rick says:

    I always, ALWAYS go back and post the answer. I’ve been doing it since I started dialing up BBSes at 2400 baud in 1994. I’ve never understood why it would not be obvious to all that posting the solution is a necessary part of using the system.

    I regularly find denvercoder9 situations and it really irks me. It doesn’t just happen when coding; I haven’t written code in 10+ years but this happens to me probably monthly, maybe even weekly. I’m always doing something just a little bit uncommon…

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