I am sitting here at my home office desk struggling with a delicate implantation of some new Announcements into our web application where we have to take very special care of transaction handling between Seaside Components.
In such situations I like to pick one of my good old vinyl LPs out of the shelf and listen to some good ole stuff. Today I somehow picked Queen’s Day At The Races (1976) and right now I heard something long forgotten: Teo Torriatte. This one (well, the whole album) reminds me of the days when I was working on wires, signals and stuff on my model railway, back in the early 80’s. I could lock myself into my room and work on the model for days, as long as I had some good music on my turntable, like Queen, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Kraftwerk, Heart or Marillion.
The remainders of the model railway are now packed in a few boxes in the basement, waiting to be kissed awake again. Nowadays, it is Smalltalk code I am working on and forgetting the world around me. The little boy is just 30 years older now 😉