Addiction to coding.....

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ProgrammerXtreme 101 Nov 02, 2004 at 15:49

You know you’re addicted to coding when…

°Triple espresso’s start tasting bland

°You have nightmares about COBOL and ADA.

°You have good dreams about multiple inheritance, factories, and compilers that support partial template specialization.

°Instead of using MS Word, you type your essay for school in HTML using NotePad.

°School? What’s that?

°You can multiply a 32 bit binary number by a 6 digit hexadecimal number in your head.

°You laugh at movies that show programmers at work.

°You walk outside and wonder why the sun doesn’t make a lens-flare in your eye….

°You get withdrawal symptoms if you’re away from a computer for more than 3 hours

°(Lines_of_Code) / (Hours_of_Sleep) < (Number_of_Energy_Drinks_Consumed)

°Every time you look at your clock, you see a power of 2 (6:40, 1:28, 2:56, 5:12, 10:24)

°You’re pressing CTRL+S every 5 minutes, in every application..

°You end each line you type with “;”, even plain english ones;

°You code your own support software for the digital camera you just bought

°When your significant other mentions having kids you lecture her on the disadvantages of multiple inheritance.

°MSVC opens on startup.

°Whenever somebody asks you to do something, you try to think of a way to write a program that would help you.

°You have 2 bookshelves filled with programming books in your room… because the 5 shelves in the living room are full.

°You know the following sequence by heart: 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768 65536 131072

°You read The Tao of Programming…and relate.

°You need an intercom for downstairs to tell your parents / girlfriend / wife / whatever to get you more JOLT.

°When you take a break from programming, and program.

°When you can say with a great level of confidance that you have written more lines of code than english.

°You wake up in the middle of the night with the solution to your coding problem.

°Your 4 year old son has seen you login and out of Windows and Linux so much that he can do it himself.

°You are the only one who knows what the difference is between a coder and a programmer.

°You have more groceries inside your keyboard than in your fridge.

°You have a toothbrush next to your monitor.

°You watch a tv sitcom and think “I could write an algorithm that writes the scripts for these things”

°You sit stuck at traffic lights and work out a more efficient algorithm for them, based on road orientation, sensor placement, time of year, time of day, weather and local sporting events, in your head.

°The people you respect most you have never physically seen or spoken to, but you always bow to their knowledge.

°Your family informs you than you should go and make some more friends …so you start coding AI routines.

°You consider ‘drinking caffeine’ and ‘sleeping’ to be synonyms.

°You can write ‘Pong’ in any language for any OS (or even NO OS) in under 4 minutes.

°You get drunk\high\otherwise intoxicated just for a different coding experience.

°You think of sex as an algorithm.

°Sunshine genuinely hurts your eyes.

°You actually feel like crap from getting 8 hours of sleep, that just so unnatural

°You can’t help but squeeze math and research topics in while sweet-talking to a girl.

°You have a “hacker’s manicure” (i.e. huge calluses on all your fingers)

°When you die you want “Hello world” carved into your headstone

°You keep old computers around and boot them up every once in awhile for the nostalgia.

°You would like to have an Aibo to see if you can run Linux on it.

°Your mother phoned you to see if you were still alive, and you responded “ping”.

°You look at your old code and cringe

°You got a D in Computer Programming class because you where coding a plasma effect instead of a “Hello World!” program

°You read books on quantum physics and time-travel to relax.

°When someone asks you your favorite color, you give the RGB code in binary.

°No one else can ever use your computer, as it is tweaked so much only you know how to use it.

°The first time you use another person’s computer it takes you less than 30 seconds to completely disable all useless programs from running at boot and uninstalling all the ad-ware the fools had on the system.

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Ed_Mack 101 Nov 02, 2004 at 16:18

Nice post :) What’s Jolt? Some sort of caffine drink? I’m unsure if it’s sold here

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UnknownStranger 101 Nov 02, 2004 at 20:24

@ProgrammerXtreme


You know you’re addicted to coding when… °Instead of using MS Word, you type your essay for school in HTML using NotePad.

I use LaTeX…does that count?
@ProgrammerXtreme


°You laugh at movies that show programmers at work.

Doesn’t have to be case all the time; AntiTrust(Start Up) was pretty well done…
@ProgrammerXtreme


°You walk outside and wonder why the sun doesn’t make a lens-flare in your eye….

No, but after working on CG, I suddenly appreciate natur’s magnificence much more…
@ProgrammerXtreme


°You know the following sequence by heart: 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768 65536 131072

Or you know, that
1GB has 1073741824 bytes
1MB has 1048576 bytes

@ProgrammerXtreme


°You end each line you type with “;”, even plain english ones;

°Whenever somebody asks you to do something, you try to think of a way to write a program that would help you.

°When you take a break from programming, and program.

°You wake up in the middle of the night with the solution to your coding problem.

°You sit stuck at traffic lights and work out a more efficient algorithm for them, based on road orientation, sensor placement, time of year, time of day, weather and local sporting events, in your head.

°The people you respect most you have never physically seen or spoken to, but you always bow to their knowledge.

°You get drunk\high\otherwise intoxicated just for a different coding experience.

°You can’t help but squeeze math and research topics in while sweet-talking to a girl.

°You look at your old code and cringe

°You got a D in Computer Programming class because you where coding a plasma effect instead of a “Hello World!” program

°The first time you use another person’s computer it takes you less than 30 seconds to completely disable all useless programs from running at boot and uninstalling all the ad-ware the fools had on the system.

been there, done that

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ProgrammerXtreme 101 Nov 02, 2004 at 22:17

jolt is an energy drink with 9000g of caffiene and sugar, and this is a joke.

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Michael 101 Nov 03, 2004 at 00:04

What’s wrong with ADA?

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ProgrammerXtreme 101 Nov 03, 2004 at 00:54

lol

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ProgrammerXtreme 101 Nov 03, 2004 at 04:03

thats like a n00b sayin: “so I have heard C++ is for n00bs.”

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bladder 101 Nov 03, 2004 at 12:28
  • When you have coversations with your compiler.
  • When you look at a clothes and see a cloth simulation (in wireframe :wink: )
  • When you look at water and see vectors all over the place.

Your 4 year old son has seen you login and out of Windows and Linux so much that he can do it himself.

no, but my 4 year old brother can :)

You’re pressing CTRL+S every 5 minutes, in every application..

Actually CTRL+SHIFT+S every 2-3 minutes or so.

Your family informs you than you should go and make some more friends …so you start coding AI routines.

haha :) good one. Havent gotten that far yet.

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ShadowHawk 101 Nov 04, 2004 at 08:46

Does wondering what kind of algorithm is used to render the sky and water also count iso the sun lens flare ??

BTW most of the things i can relate to :( but significan other ??? I have heard of the phenomenon called social life do these 2 object have a relation ??

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ProgrammerXtreme 101 Nov 04, 2004 at 14:57

no.

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NomadRock 101 Nov 05, 2004 at 14:46

Just the other day, I looked into the sky, and noticed perlin noise artifacts near the edges of one cloud. The funny thing is that it really did look exactly like the artificial look perlin noise often gives. Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would have been convinced it was a poorly rendered cloud.

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ProgrammerXtreme 101 Nov 05, 2004 at 15:48

lol. When I read that I literly laughed..(spelling?)

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Michael 101 Nov 05, 2004 at 22:19

@ProgrammerXtreme

thats like a n00b sayin: “so I have heard C++ is for n00bs.” [snapback]13583[/snapback]

I don’t understand your analogy :)