Stuart Laughlin writes that he was blocked from Google by the corporate proxy server. Like many developers, I think we only need a few things to conquer the world (or at least conquer that pesky bug that’s been nagging at us for the last two hours). I can sum up the list like this:
- Internet connection
- Caffeine (by any means)
- Access to Google
Nice to have, but optional, are things like a desk, a chair, lighting, and solid food.
I list Google right up there because it is indispensible when researching computer-related issues. Chances are, if you’re having a problem, somebody else has had the same problem. Learning the art of advanced Google search techniques is invaluable to any serious programmer. I would be breathing down the admin’s neck if I couldn’t get to the Google page.