View Poll Results: How many hours a day are you on a computer?

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  • Geek! EVERY spare moment

    22 44.00%
  • 8-10 hours/day

    8 16.00%
  • 6-8 hours/day

    4 8.00%
  • 4-6 hours/day

    6 12.00%
  • 2-4 hours/day

    7 14.00%
  • 1-2 hours/day

    2 4.00%
  • <1 hour/day

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How many hours/day do you spend at a comp?

This is a discussion on How many hours/day do you spend at a comp? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Pfff, whe just had a discussion on dumb expressions like 'geek' or 'dork' or 'nerd' and now i'm being made ...

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    Pfff, whe just had a discussion on dumb expressions like 'geek' or
    'dork' or 'nerd' and now i'm being made out for a 'geek'!
    How's that!

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    My average weekday:
    6am get up and get ready
    7:30am arrive at work, sit in front of computer
    There's about 45 minutes total where I'm not in front of my computer
    4pm go home
    5pm arrive home, sit in front of computer until about 10pm
    umm... yeah, that's me. I'm a junkie, what can I say?
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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    Pfff, whe just had a discussion on dumb expressions like 'geek' or
    'dork' or 'nerd' and now i'm being made out for a 'geek'!
    How's that!
    I wear the title of GEEK proudly!!

    //napKIN
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    Originally posted by napkin111
    I wear the title of GEEK proudly!!
    I'l settle with programmer

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    Ohh boy... when ever i go with my dad (his boring meetings).. Some people introduce me to others as the Computer Guy.. then they start talkin to me about their computer problems, how to solve it etc etc future of computer, history of computere.. They make me feel like kickin them........ Nowadays i hate it when people start talkin abt computers in a meetin or sometin....

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    > Some people introduce me to others as the Computer Guy.. then they start talkin to me about their computer problems, how to solve it etc etc future of computer, history of computere..

    I know what you mean - I hate that. Whenever my parents introduce me to someone, I'm the guy that works with computers. Then people try to get me to troubleshoot their computers w/ no information at all.

    Guy:"It doesn't work"
    Me:"Well, what doesn't it do?"
    "It just doesn't work"
    "What were you doing before it stopped working?"
    "Nothing - listen, it just doesn't work! I thought you knew a lot about computers!"

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    Every spare moment: 4-6 week days, 18+ weekends. Yep, me likes me computer.
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    On a working day between 8 and 10 hours working and about 2 or 3 hours at home. From my home to my work is about 1,5 hours driving. I leave home at 7:00 and come back home somewhere in the evening. Usually when I get home I don't do a lot of programming, mostly reading news, visiting boards and that kind of things. On weekend days I spend at most 4 hours on my PC.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > Some people introduce me to others as the Computer Guy.. then they start talkin to me about their computer problems, how to solve it etc etc future of computer, history of computere..

    I know what you mean - I hate that. Whenever my parents introduce me to someone, I'm the guy that works with computers. Then people try to get me to troubleshoot their computers w/ no information at all.

    Guy:"It doesn't work"
    Me:"Well, what doesn't it do?"
    "It just doesn't work"
    "What were you doing before it stopped working?"
    "Nothing - listen, it just doesn't work! I thought you knew a lot about computers!"
    Ahhh...my mom does that to me.

    "And this is my son Ken...he's good with computers.
    ::inane babble about how nice that is::
    Why yes, he can do neat things, like what was that thing you showed me a few day ago, Ken?
    me: Uhh...I didn't show you anything...
    mom: Yes you did! That neat spinning box!
    me: That was like a year ago...I don't do that anymore
    mom: <disregards what I just said>
    random person: So, you into computers, eh?
    me: Yeah...I guess...whatever..."

    And of course the next question is always, without fail...:

    "So I guess you're not really a sports man, huh?"

    And before I can answer, my mom always, also without fail, steps in to say:

    "Oh no, not really.
    Me: Mom, I spend about 2 hours a day playing basketball oustide..
    Mom: <<blank stare>> So anyway, how are you doing <insert person's name here>"

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    > "So I guess you're not really a sports man, huh?"

    Yup, when I touched a keyboard for the first time, I started throwing like a girl and tripping over my shoelaces while adjuting my suspenders.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > "So I guess you're not really a sports man, huh?"

    Yup, when I touched a keyboard for the first time, I started throwing like a girl and tripping over my shoelaces while adjuting my suspenders.
    Yup. And my glasses kept falling off - thank God for scotch tape.

    And don't lie, cheez - you always threw like a girl

    ::imagines future conversations:: "So you're gay AND a programmer, huh? Wow...I didn't know it was possible to be allergic to sports..."

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    Ahhh...my mom does that to me.

    "And this is my son Ken...he's good with computers.
    ::inane babble about how nice that is::
    Why yes, he can do neat things, like what was that thing you showed me a few day ago, Ken?
    me: Uhh...I didn't show you anything...
    mom: Yes you did! That neat spinning box!
    me: That was like a year ago...I don't do that anymore
    mom: <disregards what I just said>
    random person: So, you into computers, eh?
    me: Yeah...I guess...whatever..."

    And of course the next question is always, without fail...:

    "So I guess you're not really a sports man, huh?"

    And before I can answer, my mom always, also without fail, steps in to say:

    "Oh no, not really.
    Me: Mom, I spend about 2 hours a day playing basketball oustide..
    Mom: <<blank stare>> So anyway, how are you doing <insert person's name here>"
    Mmm that happens to me all too often...
    I try to keep my "computer life" seperate from my "real life" but others always manage to bring it up. People always assume because i'm interested in computers I have no life, don't play sports or do anything else besides computers...

    Yes, computers are a huge part of my life; albeit a secret part. When i'm asked what i'm interested in, the word "Computer" almost never comes up. I guess it depends who i'm talking to.

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    Originally posted by Eibro
    Mmm that happens to me all too often...
    I try to keep my "computer life" seperate from my "real life" but others always manage to bring it up. People always assume because i'm interested in computers I have no life, don't play sports or do anything else besides computers...

    Yes, computers are a huge part of my life; albeit a secret part. When i'm asked what i'm interested in, the word "Computer" almost never comes up. I guess it depends who i'm talking to.
    Yup. You've got me described to a 'T', there. There are some people who I'm comfortable talking about it to, but with most of my friends or people I meet I say "Oh, you know, the usual...hanging with my friends...sports...basketball in particular...my car...".

    Except with my best friend...we talk computers a lot. He always thought he was better with computers than me...and then he got AP Computer Programming with me...now every day I'm like "Who's your daddy?!" ::whip!:: "No! don't use goto you bastard!"

    When I yelled at him about void main() he hit me

    I guess I never really tell anyone I know about computers because I'm afraid they'll form some stigma about me.

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    I usually dont use the computer in the morning before I go to school, unless I have a late start. When I come home I usually go to computer after I eat, and am on it all day, depending on how much work I have, that is not on the computer.
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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    Yup. And my glasses kept falling off - thank God for scotch tape.

    And don't lie, cheez - you always threw like a girl

    ::imagines future conversations:: "So you're gay AND a programmer, huh? Wow...I didn't know it was possible to be allergic to sports..."
    lmao, whenever i get introduced as the computer guy and they ask me to solve a problem, i tell em i already know what it is. I tell em i gave them a virus and if they press ctrl+alt+del they're screen will change or make a new window.......idiots.....

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