You sigh. Maybe the compilation didn’t work? You recompile and run it again. Nope. Still the same problem. You stare out the window.
This post is about ways of getting unstuck on a problem when you do not (yet) have all the relevant knowledge. It focuses on the problem with the ego when being a more seasoned programmer and the difficulty on admitting that you don’t know (yet).
From there we go through the steps on being unstuck and making that ego more inflated and annoying.