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#1 2006-08-18 04:38:41

Devantè
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You Know You're Programming Too Long When...

When you are counting objects, you go "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D...".

When asked about a bus schedule, you wonder if it is 16 or 32 bits.

When your wife says "If you don't turn off that darn machine and come to bed, then I am going to divorce you!", and you chastise her for for omitting the else clause.

When you are reading a book and look for the space bar to get to the next page.

When you look for your car keys using: "grep keys/dev/pockets"

When after fooling around all day with routers etc, you pick up the phone and start dialing an IP number.

When you get in the elevator and double-press the button for the floor you want.

When not only do you check your email more often than your paper mail, but you remember your {network address} faster than your postal one.

When you go to balance your checkbook and discover that you're doing the math in octal.

When you dream in 256 pallettes of 256 colors.

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#2 2006-08-18 05:00:25

Ricky
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Re: You Know You're Programming Too Long When...

When think to yourself "printf" every time before you talk.

When write "==" while doing math homework.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#3 2006-08-21 07:31:01

Devantè
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Re: You Know You're Programming Too Long When...

When you start a letter with <?php and end it with ?>.

When you highlight words and sentences in a text using the <b>, <i> and <u> tags, instead of using a highlighting pen or finding some other way of highlighting text.

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#4 2006-08-22 03:21:33

Zach
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Re: You Know You're Programming Too Long When...

When you are counting objects, you go "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D..."

People don't? I always count in Hex or Oct.

When thinking about consequences, you think if($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] != "Great") { fDestroy($Enemies); } else { fVictory(); }


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#5 2006-08-22 05:47:37

Devantè
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Re: You Know You're Programming Too Long When...

When you wish you could 'sleep 24000 &'.

When you try to bring a window to the front of something, then you realize that the "something" is a post-it (tm) on your screen.

When you write your code as follows:

(define bull_lang
      (lambda (rudeness)
        (if (eq? rudeness ())
        (display "the bull is over")
          (begin
           (if (eq? rudeness never-ending)
           (delete! all)
         (bull_lang (- rudeness 1)))))))

...in a program which takes up 38 pages (of similar stuff) after 28 hours of work.

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