The ThinkTank Chronicles.

This is my journey from the deeply mysterious to the outrageously silly and mundace happenings of my life. the lows and highs, the ups and downs. And maybe a Simple Harmonic Motion to an exponential curve. Mathematical, Scientific, Theistic, Philosophical, Logical,Social, every conceivable idea.

Friday, March 18, 2005

You Know You're Addicted to Coding When...

-- Edited that more definitely happens to me--
/* flicked from the original at http://www.blogthings.com/Coding.html */

You laugh at movies that show programmers at work. {Hackers} {but swordfish was def. diff}

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

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

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

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.


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

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

You end each line you type with ";", even plain english ones;

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

Console opens on startup.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
|| KoPoS, 4:21:00 PM

3 Comments:

Hilarious!!
:)
And Shashanka thanks a lot for the help on writing stuff.
Blogger Kunal, at 10:29 PM  
I satisfy a few of the conditions but in a different manner

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

-->me got D but coz me was wondering why the hell am I saying hello to a world I have not yet seen!
basically day dreaming!

"No one else can ever use your computer, as it is tweaked so much only you know how to use it."
-->did it to prevent all those pesky mail checkers who keep popping into your room at odd hours..here is my desktop
my desktop

"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."
-->30 seconds? shouldnt it be 30 minutes?

the rest...umm better me not start talking about my coding...it would make a wonderful book though...the title would be ==the contents namely
"I dont"
Blogger ironhide, at 6:16 AM  
I am just gonna Cut & Paste this to my blog.

Definitely one of the most comprehensive and correct list of features....
Blogger Vardhman, at 1:54 PM  

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