Programmer no more
November 6, 2005
For ridiculous legal reasons unique to the great state of California, I am no longer allowed to be a programmer. I can’t use any variation of the term as my job title, I can’t sign my tax returns with that job category, and I can’t spend more than 50% of my time writing code. I am now officially “an executive”.
I’m sure a lot of people would just laugh this off, but I am law-abiding to an almost neurotic degree (modulo freeway driving) and therefore bad rules make me crazy. So now I am going to do my best to comply with the advice of my extremely well-meant lawyers, bitching and moaning all the way, as they take away the only job title that ever meant a damn to me.