Neurotic bodily habits when coding

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    Neurotic bodily habits when coding

    Anyone? If I'm working on something that's complicated or frustrating I tend to pull at my left earlobe. Now it's a little stretched and visibly larger than the other one. I'm thinking about getting one of those plastic cones you put on dogs to stop them licking their stitches.

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    Not for that activity, no, but I'm prone to rock back and forth out of the blue like an autistic person, or something.

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    I do have a tendency to say "Hmm!" quite a lot. And when others are around, this is often met with a quizzical "What?" in response, which can be sort of annoying when you're trying to concentrate.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    I think they are all involuntary but normal body language to convey stress. [I scratch my head a lot when something is frustrating me while coding].
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    I tend to stick my tongue out when I concentrate. I don't think I do that while coding, though.

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    Not for that activity, no, but I'm prone to rock back and forth out of the blue like an autistic person, or something.
    Heh, me too. I tend to rock when I try to concentrate, coding requires me to type (often at a decent pace), which requires me sit still, well, somewhat still anyway.
    I used to have a wooden chair to sit in (don't get me wrong, the seat had a butt shape carved in it, it was quite confortable for a wooded chair), but rocking it back on 2 legs and then forward again put to much stress on it, you could hear it creak and sometimes a faint crack (it was older), I would've eventually broken it.
    But now I have a real office chair, so no more than a little squeaking occures.
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    I just crack my knuckles and growl.
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    Usually some frustrated phrases, like "are you kidding me?", esp. when reading MSDN...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cactus_Hugger View Post
    Usually some frustrated phrases, like "are you kidding me?", esp. when reading MSDN...
    I turn the air blue regularly: "No way. NO WAY! This is such bulls**t! How? Why? This is f****** ridiculous! Oh...come...ON! Are you trying to tell me tha.....oh wait, there it is. Ha ha....sorry everyone!"

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    Stop trying to swear on the boards.

    1. You are not good at it.
    2. It's against the forum guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    1. You are not good at it.
    Define "good at it"?

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    Define "good at it"?
    Effectiously using the words.
    Both words you use, don't hardly effect the severity of the sentence, near as much as those words can. Soo... you're not good at.
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    Oh come on now guys. It wasn't really done in bad taste, and besides...it was quite funny, actually.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    Effectiously using the words.
    Both words you use, don't hardly effect the severity of the sentence, near as much as those words can. Soo... you're not good at.
    Jeez, someone's been listening to too much NPR! It was meant to be an accurate statement of fact, not a work of creative literature. I half-swore and I'm sorry *sniff*! But let's not use this whole dreadful incident as excuse to put our pomp hats on now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharke View Post
    Jeez, someone's been listening to too much NPR! It was meant to be an accurate statement of fact, not a work of creative literature.
    They can't swear on NPR either. $250 000 fine if you swear on American radio!

    But it's okay, Sharke. I'm guessing you were actually born in NYC...the natives here can't swear for ......... They are so polite it's almost funny; meanwhile all these rich out of state types just move in and take all their ......... It's ........in' sad dude. Then they get a whee bit miffed and think it's a ........in' riot or some .........
    Last edited by MK27; 06-13-2009 at 05:23 PM.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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