I'll withhold my opinion on both the original post (via) and the post scriptum,1 but this footnote rings extra true today:
I find that Hacker News is really good at attracting people who think technology is cool, which is a particularly dangerous thing for anyone who actually expects to work in the tech industry. Computers are awful. You need to really embrace the hatred before you can be an effective technologist.
What if your passion has been computers all this time and now you're realising that they truly are awful?
1 For what it's worth, roguelazer has joined the list of my RSS subscriptions.