older == less patience?

I don’t know what it is but I swear the older I get the less patience I have with people… especially in the computer world. I like to consider myself an easy going kinda person who is more then willing to help someone learn PHP. After all that was and still is me. It just seems like lately I keep bumping into the people who want me to write their code for free or to be spoon fed. And where exactly is the line between spoonfeeding and helping a beginner to learn not just how to code but how to think?

I knew it was bad when my husband became a member in a forum and the first thing I did was show him the “How to ask smart questions” page even though I am not a member of that forum. And then when he didn’t read all of it – I got kinda grouchy.

And don’t get me started on the whole text message shortcuts (l8r), hacker speak (l33t), aolbonics (u), etc. I understand not everyone speaks English like a native. But when I have to start decoding and translating things to understand… Grr.

Maybe I just need a vacation.