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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:35 PM

Well, I'm not in the cube farms because I don't work out of that office. I share a large office with another dev, separated by a single 4-foot partition. But that sucks man, are you working on laptops? Desktops would be awfully cluttery in that kind of setup...
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

currently we have desktops and dual monitors. The table provides enough space for an additional laptop when I bring it in. There is about a 3ft. gap between the tables. Some of us have the 4' partition of the old glass desks, it was our choice - if you wanted the keyboard tray you got the 4', if you wanted the extra space you sacrificed the keyboard tray.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

I guess 6' is plenty of space for a computer workspace, but what was the logic behind taking your desks away? Space for more devs?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

When I was given plastic fold out tables (in exchange for a real honest to goodness desk) it was to make us feel more mobile and edgie.. this information came after a nine month commission was tasked on finding the best upgrades for us... the desks wobbled with every key stroke... the partitions often fell over and pushed a desk against the wall.. and if you enjoyed sitting up close to to your desk the only spot was right in the middle where the leg braces came to a point.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

I was told that Amazon used to have the tradition of picking out your door, and your sawhorses and setting up your desk. Supposedly that tradition is now gone.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:37 PM

Coding is my weirdest habit.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

View PostSkydiver, on 15 August 2012 - 01:53 AM, said:

View PostTicon, on 15 August 2012 - 12:33 AM, said:

I'm a complete retard doing new things. Unless I have my trusty desk fan on. Not sure why :huh:


Some people think better with white noise (or pink noise or brown noise). If ever you find yourself without your trusty desk fan: http://simplynoise.com/



You have made my life of programming SO much easier.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

I'm glad that helped.

Most people I know have particular musicians that make their coding more prolific. One programmer I know was at his creative best with Skinny Puppy blaring. For me, it's got to be Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, John Williams, or Hans Zimmer. And for my weird programming habit, if I'm particularly stuck, Yanni usually helps me find a solution. :blush:
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothin', but I think Depeche Mode is a sweet band!
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Depeche Mode is one of my favorite bands too (which is weird, because my others are Cannibal Corpse, Burzum, Rammstein and other norwegian black metal). i can usually only program to Burzum's instrumental tracks or techno
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

Now you made me go post a Depeche Mode Song of the Day.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:23 AM

View PostJstall, on 14 August 2012 - 08:46 AM, said:

View Postmodi123_1, on 13 August 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

How about talking to yourself? I swear my neighbor just muttered "tits gtfo" about fifteen times on the exhales *AND* inhales..



I do this sometimes, or talk some component of what I am programming. If things are not working I will ask "why do you not work" "what is wrong with you" etc. When something is being particularly difficult I will swear at it, generally under my breath so as not to disturb co-workers/look insane. I called Visual Studio a "lying mother fucker" just a few minutes ago.

On the flip side I praise things if they are working the way I want them to.


Oh, yes, I do this too. With hardware and other inanimate mechanical objects, also. Praise the machine spirit. ;)
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