I am a total control freak!

loocas | miscellaneous,opinions,software,technical | Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Yeah, when somebody looks at my screens, they don’t understand what the fuck I’m doing or what it even is that I run for the software.

control freak

I love total control over my stuff, be it software I use or things I do, that’s why I tend to make use of the latest technology, techniques or paradigms. I hate and feel very uncomfortable when something isn’t the way I want it to be. That’s why I love customization, that’s why I love VMware, that’s why I love software products from Microsoft and couldn’t care less about Apple, I’m a totalitarian control freak! ;) But I’m loving it! When computers do exactly what I tell them to do, when they do all the hard and repetitive work for me and save me tons of time to dedicate to actual creative tasks, that’s awesome! I don’t get people, namely artists, that constraint them selves to repetitive, boring and tiresome tasks just because they “think” they can’t script or are too lazy to open up ScriptSpot and dedicate a few seconds searching for a tool that’d help them out. I hate an argument “I’m an artist, not a programmer…” when I suggest a script or a little tool to help them out. I can’t stand when a guy thinks just because he attended a painting seminar that he’s the “one” that the entire project depends on, so he shouldn’t be bothered or disturbed while manually selecting a hundred boxes that should be moved a bit to the side, not realizing nor giving shit that he can filter them by size/color/whatever and spend about ten seconds writing a line of code, but instead, he’s such a great artist, he rather spends half an hour just picking up the objects in his, already extremely messy, scene. Good on you, bro…

6 Comments »

  1. +10 :)
    and most sadly that those artists are very proud of being dumb.

    Comment by DeKo — April 23, 2009 @ 20:10

  2. Haha I agree, but on the flipside — that keeps me well fed! I’m a Technical Artist, and I am both frustrated and thankful that some people shy away from the “Dark Side” — it’s hard to watch someone do things the hard way, over and over…

    So I fill the gap. It’s a good job!

    ~Alex

    Comment by Alex — April 24, 2009 @ 02:58

  3. I love our job! We always seem to be the smartest, brightest and most clever guys around! :D That’s awesome!

    Comment by loocas — April 24, 2009 @ 03:08

  4. Hackers and painters.

    Comment by scroll_lock — April 24, 2009 @ 09:09

  5. “Hackers and painters”

    :D:D:D:D:D

    Comment by loocas — April 25, 2009 @ 16:26

  6. NO, I think you are a superman. :)

    Comment by Chen Luo — April 26, 2009 @ 11:01

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