I hate programming

Winkletter  •  11 Jun 2024   •    

I’m taking a break from programming AutoHotKey scripts, but the only thing I can think to say is how much I hate programming. I was trying to set up a macro key to toggle a script on and off—if the script is not running, the script starts, but if it is already running, it closes. Between ChatGPT, Claude, and so many forum posts, none of the answers were working. Humans and bots both failed me. I finally stripped back some of the syntax to something that should have been functionally equivalent to what I had before and it finally worked.

There’s no satisfaction at having figured out the trick because I still don’t understand what the #%@& was wrong with the code I wrote originally. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thankfully, I shouldn’t have to do this again, and I can now set up macros to start or stop automations that run in the background, like some of the timers I set up. With a press of a button I can start them and then stop them when they start to annoy me.


Oh man I hate it when that happens. Love-hate relationship with coding.

jasonleow  •  11 Jun 2024, 10:13 pm

Programming is magic when it makes complex things simple, but then there are always cursed problems.

Winkletter  •  12 Jun 2024, 8:18 am

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