in reply to What you refuse to see, is your worst trap

Without ego attatchment to one's work, there can be little pride or drive.

Maybe that would be a good thing - without attatchment to code, we might demand something else - money, for example - for the all weekend coding sessions.

Yah, what do I know - at this point nobody pays me to do anything but post old CDs on the web.

Similarly, the lizard thing is probably a feature, not a bug, in all situations not involving very odd higher primates. Horses, I'm told, are known to suddenly perceive a rock or stump as a major threat, with unpleasant results.