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Re: Weird Programming Hobbits

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

I do that too! I also chat with my friends, answer emails and talk to the people in my neighbouring cubicles. The more I multitask, the better I work.
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Re: Weird Programming Hobbits

Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:46 AM

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.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:58 AM

I talk to myself ALL THE TIME. Sometimes, I have full-on conversations with myself. Other times, I get pissed at myself, say "Fuck this" and storm out of my office. The code and I have a love-hate relationship.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 14 August 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

I talk to myself ALL THE TIME.

Sometimes you just need a 2nd opinion.
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Re: Weird Programming Hobbits

Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

View Postcreativecoding, on 13 August 2012 - 05:33 PM, said:

Sometimes my music will stop and I don't notice it until I get bored/out of the zone.


The same thing will happen to me, and even sometimes I will put ear-buds in like I am about ready to turn on music, but before I start the music I think of something I need to do in a program and I will get sidetracked. Then about an hour later I realize that I have had ear-buds in without music playing for an hour or so and my office mate must think I am a weirdo. Then I realize that they couldn't hear my music even if it was playing so they wouldn't know anyways, and at that point I just feel like an idiot.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

@modi123_1 - it's a great habit. One time the cops brought me to a nice yellow room made out of pillows, and they gave me happy juice.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

They're taking the programming hobbits to Isengard!!!

As for my weird programming habit I have to lay on my stomach in order to program anything!!! Whether it's laying on the floor at home or the desk at school!
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

The Ring screensaver from Mordor Towers Software.

In the Golem OS, your documents are saved in "My Precious" folder.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

Hmmm, I always listen to music when programming, but as many of you, once I zone in, the music will be stopped by the time I notice I want to eat food and just leave :P, but ofcourse, if it's not working, the talking to my self starts, wierd conversations, but If I'm getting that mad, it's straight to CoD4 I kill a bunch of people, realise my programming stopped when I did, and go back to it
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

Sometimes I code a timer to a random interval and plays some evil cackling at a really loud level. Then when I code it will play and scare the shit out of me.

Other times I am in the middle of a long coding streak and I can't afford to leave in the middle, so I pee into a bottle like the truckers do and toss it over the cubicle wall as if it was the side of a highway. Sometimes it hits people, other times it doesn't.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:33 AM

I'm a complete retard doing new things. Unless I have my trusty desk fan on. Not sure why :huh:
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

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/

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

@Skydiver
This could come in handy in my noisy ass agile environment. :) thanks
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

The home office of my company has a white noise generating system. It always sounds like the ac is running. That's to try to compensate for the fact that they stick everybody into tiny cubes in pretty large cube farms.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:29 PM

Atleast you have a cube, we lost our desks for 6' folding tables and are side by side in U shapes.
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