What bad habits has programming given you?

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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:21 PM

I never did this, but I had a friend who started putting semi colons after every math problem.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:29 PM

Whenever I type now I un-intentionally block it off sometimes like I would when I code! Horrible...
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:40 PM

I pretty much was going to say the same thing as moonbat did. I have dramatically oversimplified life and made it very efficient for myself. I then grow frustrated with people who complicate things for no reason. I guess that is why I do so well with computers, they are efficient like I am.

I guess you could say the whole computer chip in the head thing may actually make people more pleasant to work with.

I also find it harder to relate to people in the US and in Canada for the most part. I believe it is the lack of education because I get along with people from very educated countries like people in Europe and such. I guess it is why I hate the malaysians so much sometimes.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:10 AM

>We get it, you hate God. You don't have to say it every 5 minutes. It's getting annoying as hell.

Ha! A response!
No, I don't hate anyone. I am a very lovable person. But this claims to be a software site, not some evangelical meme.


There are plenty of other sites for the God stuff. I guarantee you won't find me there.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:32 AM

View Postnofear217, on 12 Nov, 2008 - 01:17 PM, said:

I even wrote a small program that lets you pick items you want to buy in Wal-Mart and then it sorts and prints them out in the order they are in the store so that you can just go in one side of the store and walk around getting everything you need without having to go back for things..... ;)


Thats slick, I love it!
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:51 AM

Like a few ppl before me I think its made me more analytical about the real world and real world problems around me.

I just understand why people can't understand the code I write. Even on a simple level if you take away your techy terms, no objects, methods, properties and just saythis section here does this and it tells this section to do such and such.

Something which really bugs me though is when you show someone your program and then show them code behind it and they're like "yeah very good". As if they think you just sat there and told the computer to do all this and it understood you first time with no problems.

Something which no one else has mentioned until now and I'm quite surprised by is social life.

I mean I have a gf but has anyone else found that they would rather get stuck into a good bit of code cos the benefits are gonna be greater in the long run?
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:25 AM

I tend to use the semicolon very often, even in English essays;
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:31 AM

I use code notations in regular emails and im's ; #especially semicolons

I find most real world decisions can be boiled down into a set of conditionals and variables, and can get annoyed when non-programmers don't understand what seems like very clear logic

I spend *a lot* of time at the computer.. thus missing out on a lot of other activities, and it is easy to become distanced from friends who don't live online

My ideal programming schedule would be working throughout the night and then sleeping like 6am-11. This tends to conflict with.. just about everything.

I can't really talk about what I do with non-programmers and expect them to understand it.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:44 AM

:) I comment stuff on other assignments with "//" too.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:01 AM

Guilty of the "//" notes as well...programming has truly taken over my life.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:08 AM

I often use programming constructs & diagrams when I make notes, its an aid to recall for me so F**k you if you can't understand them. There almost fractal like, if I remember a part of them, I can reconstruct the rest.

It has made deeply analytical, observant, efficient, aware that there ain't only one way doing things.
It has also given me a passionate hatred of people who don't simplify their communications.
All I need is the context and salient informant, so not tell me all this inane irrelevant mouth waffle.
A bunch of air-stealing morons the lot of them

My understand of Physics can be a pain in the rectum when some don't understand simple concepts?
Why is that some find it had to understand relativity and known unknowns.
For example;-
Them: What time do you have your dinner?
I reply: About an hour after when I get home.Dinner time being relative to getting home, a known unknown (it not the same have day)
Them: When is that? They want a definitive time.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:36 AM

One word..


Narcolepsy
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:42 AM

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:02 PM

I use MSVC and try to F7 every program to save.

Also guilty of breaking everything down into OOP terms and groups. Chapters are a member of the book. Paragraphs are a member of chapters.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:19 PM

i don't look at the letters STD the same anymore. It used to strike a vivid 'wart' like image, now I see things a little more standard.

String me = "Guilty of //";

I also seem to abbreviate everything I do. Go ahead, lbl me.

Although not a direct relation to programming language, I often attempt to find a save point before doing something and just reload reality afterwards if it doesn't work out.

A program to layout Walmart products in a way to not backtrack -> that's frickin righteous!



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