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    You know you've been programming too long when...

    Okay, I noticed something in another thread that I thought was funny, but it's so off topic I didn't want to bring it up there, so here goes:

    You know you've been programming too long when you use the addage, "hard-coded in stone". It's written in stone or hard-coded, but rarely both(though trying to think up a situation when it actually could is rather humerous as well).

    Yes, I have a very, very dry sense of humor.

    Anyway, if you can think of any other completions of the title sentence, please do. No copying from websites or email humorlists, though.
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    You know you've been programming too long when

    you have not hit the refresh button for over 5 minutes
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    ...when you think that if you point at a young kid while he counts it will make the kid process faster...

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    When you're playing a game and cant stop thinking "Now why did they do it like that? Thats not how i would have coded it."

    When your text editors interface isn't good enough for you, so you consider writing your own entire editor instead of going through all the hassle of getting a new one from the net somewhere.
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    ...when your friends ask you for someones name, you tell them their address because you think they will need to use it when they go out of your scope.

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    You know you've been programming in C/C++ too long if you:
    1. In math when you add, you write "4++" for 4+1 and think it's right and complain to the teacher.
    2. start typing cout everytime you type something to ur friends
    3. if u add a semicolon at the end of every sentence u type to ur friends when chatting
    4. wake up with a perfect algorithim for a program

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    You know you've been programming in C/C++ too long if you:

    Never have to check things up in Petzold and Knuth.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    You drive home while thinking about:

    1) How you're going to respond to the latest flame directed at you.

    2) whether or not your company's e-mail servers will actually work right, so you can continue your project (that you've e-mailed to yourself) at home.

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    1 You often wake up after falling asleep on your keyboard. The sound of the computer screaming as you have been pressing the keys too long.....

    2 You decide cup-a-soups are now going to be a major part of your diet

    3 You read Petzold on the toilet

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    Originally posted by Flikm
    You know you've been programming in C/C++ too long if you:
    1. In math when you add, you write "4++" for 4+1 and think it's right and complain to the teacher.
    I actually wrote "!=" on the blackboard in my math class
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    3 You read Petzold on the toilet
    OK own up! who doesn't do that!
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    Isn't Knuth the algorithm dude? Who is Petzold?
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    if you make a program for a single math problem because you dont want to get up for the calculator.

    if you start thinking of #define every time someone says "replace"

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    Sorry - don't own Petzold, s_c...

    I read the news from Wired on AvantGo when I'm... busy.

    How about another one:

    You've been programming too long when you stop. Physically unable to go on, your face crashes into your keyboard as the sun either comes up or goes down, but you can't tell which one (not that you can see the sun from your room anyways)

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    Btw, Dean, Petzold wrote Programming Windows 95

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