I’ve heard of writer’s block, but never dealt with coder’s block until today. Seriously, I’ve always been able to just unleash that kernel of code simmering inside in a big pop of keyboard slamming.
As an aside, my wife and her friend happened to walk in on a coding session one day and they remarked that they could easily do what I do. Why, I’m simply stabbing at the keys at random! They proceeded to mimic me jamming the keyboard as an insane pianist attempting to perform a Liszt piece at twice the speed might do. Hmm, hopefully my clients don’t find out and replace me with a monkey.
But today, alas, I’m tipping my head to the side, and nothing is pouring out. Zip. Guess it’s time to take a break and maybe buy some books.