Revisiting Old Code

July 31, 2016, 11:11am

I’ve been going through code I wrote between 2010 and 2013 for Equatia. During this time in my mid-20s, I was single in Berkeley, did most of my coding between 11pm and 5am, and was fueled by copious amounts of energy drinks. Now I’m 30, living with my girlfriend in Cleveland, code during the day, and mostly stick to coffee. As I trudge through the code attempting to rebuild Equatia from scratch, I am alternately impressed by the cleverness and amazed by the short sighted stupidity of my old code.

It’s like a different person wrote that code.