Rob Fahrni

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I’d like to be an Indie Dev

Steven Beschloss

I love architecture. A beautiful structure—like the iconic Flatiron Building in New York (seen here)— inspires me. It’s not just the aesthetic pleasure of the shape, the materials, the details and its placement, but recognizing how much thinking, planning and executing it took for the original idea to become reality. Unlike other art forms, architecture can’t just be beautiful; it also has to be functional.

The title of Mr. Beschloss’ piece is What Job Do You Wish You Had?.

This is an easy answer for me. I love building software, just like I’m doing now, but I’d like to be doing it independently.

Brain in a jarI would love to wake up every morning and work on Hayseed projects like Stream and unnamed project.

The reality is I don’t have the means to do that. I am bound to my salary and I no longer have my 20 something boulders energy to stay up most of the night working on my dream.

Until retirement I’ll keep hacking away an hour here an hour there on my projects in hope I will be able to break out some day.

Even if someday doesn’t arrive for me I am finding the most joy programming my own apps. No overhead, no meetings, just writing code. That’s just the way I like it. 😃