what do programmers do to get in the mood before a big project.

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Re: what do programmers do to get in the mood before a big project.

Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

Then it sounds like you think too highly of yourself.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

Can't be taking any risks when its about the little guy downstairs yeah?

EDIT: I'm sexy and I know it.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:50 AM

But at least you're man enough to admit he's little.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

View Poststrawhat89, on 08 October 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

Also, don't have sex in the morning. It'll divert the blood supply to your brain making you lose your precious few hours raising your efficiency.

Edited on demand.


Efficiency? So that's what they are calling it these days...

View PostBenignDesign, on 08 October 2012 - 04:50 PM, said:

But at least you're man enough to admit he's little.


Like the man's avatar says B9, Impin' ain't easy... Guess we are finding out just how imp-like he actually is lol.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 08 October 2012 - 07:16 AM, said:

Common problem. Some thoughts, for what they're worth:

Attention deficit isn't something you have, it's something you train yourself to be.


I gotta call you on this one. This may be a popular opinion, but that isn't an excuse; if you want to read up on it, the wiki article isn't a bad place to start, and while you've got an excellent point about not pandering and making excuses, denying the existence of the disorder only hurts your point. You might as well contest the existence of diabetes.

Yes, it's overdiagnosed. Yes, the drugs aren't perfect. But at the same time, I can think of worse situations than the current one, where mental performance enhancers (because that's what these drugs are) are more widely available as opposed to less widely available, especially if you want to try to have this argument with a cup of coffee or tea on your desk at the time.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

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If people without arms can drive cars, people with ADD can read & comprehend a book.

I'll even go as far as to state that most people with an illness or condition that hinders them, attempt to overcome this. Though I can't say I've read a post where someone that openly states "I have ADD" is not generally using it as an excuse to not be able to finish something, or set them selves towards it in a progressive manor.

For example : I want to learn C++, but I have add.
I've never heard someone say "I want to get a job, but I'm in a wheelchair".
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

Q: what do programmers do to get in the mood before a big project?

A: Well..I don't know about you guys, but I relax, limber up, and put on some Barry White..
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

I like music to keep me focused. It's weird: I have a separate collection of music for programming exclusively. Like, you would seldom find me listening to Philip Glass or trance when not coding. I'm sure it's different for other people, but I prefer repetitive, up-tempo, and minimal vocals for my tuning other shit out music.

Sometimes, though, it's better to deal with some of the stuff that's distracting you (IMO). Like, if you've got a bill to pay, or calls to make, just get it out of the way so it's not continuously coming up in your head.

Caffeine, obviously, within reason. An upset stomach and the jitters never helps (unless you're Voltaire, apparently). Cigarettes for when you need to sit back and think about something, though I can hardly advocate that if you don't smoke already (or even if you do).
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

View PostChoscura, on 08 October 2012 - 11:11 AM, said:

I gotta call you on this one. This may be a popular opinion, but that isn't an excuse; if you want to read up on it, the wiki article isn't a bad place to start, and while you've got an excellent point about not pandering and making excuses, denying the existence of the disorder only hurts your point. You might as well contest the existence of diabetes.


I've taught kids with "ADD". It may be that there is a condition which prevents a person from maintaining attention to the task as hand, but these kids didn't have anything of the sort. They were just trained from birth to not pay attention.

I'm a good liberal-minded individual, all ready to give people a break and take account of differing abilities and like that, but sometimes you just have to put on your big boy pants and get to work. If getting rid of the external things that cause the problem doesn't work, and conscious work at retraining yourself back to being a thinking being don't work, then maybe you've got a case for a medical issue. But if you're watching TV while surfing the internet and keeping up an argument on facebook and a conversation via text, and then you find you can't pay attention to things, either you know why that is or you're an idiot.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

you just go to work, jesus, you aren't playing in the fucking superbowl you nerds.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

And aren't people diagnosed with ADD given a prescription for Adderall/other focus-improving drugs? That may help with getting to work.

And what's squiffy mind syndrome and bungler syndrome?
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 08 October 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

But at least you're man enough to admit he's little.


Hey I'm Indian. Small and lethal. Ask any of the 1.2 billion or so of my countrymen.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 08 October 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

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Well, I've heard of weird kinks, but that takes the cake. The reduced calorie berry coffee cake, to be exact.

(Oh, no, now I've sent poor no2 into paroxysms of ecstasy.. sorry)
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:04 AM

I actually have profit of my condition ;)

Autism is so perfect when programming, just sink away in it and don't come out of it till you are done :D

the best part: My GF doesn't mind! She thinks it's a good thing for me, because it makes me forget trouble.

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