View Poll Results: Why do you program?

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  • School

    1 2.17%
  • Work

    1 2.17%
  • Fun

    6 13.04%
  • School/Fun

    6 13.04%
  • Work/Fun

    11 23.91%
  • Fun/Fun

    6 13.04%
  • 1(fun/fun = 1)

    2 4.35%
  • None of the above

    0 0%
  • Quite Possibly some of the above

    8 17.39%
  • All of the above

    5 10.87%

Thread: Another Quick Question....I'm a really curious Person

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    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
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    Another Quick Question....I'm a really curious Person

    Why do you program?

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
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    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

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    Meow Pendragon's Avatar
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    I program for my own amusement (and sometimes frustration!). Being 17 I can't do programming for work or in college as such. The most that's done in IT at my level is Pseudo code which isn't exactly what I had in mind. So I bought books and CDs and program in my spare time.

    I'm planning to do an MEng degree in software engineering in uni though next year. Can you bring this thread back then?


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    Still A Registered User DISGUISED's Avatar
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    I am more of a school/work/fun person.

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    _B-L-U-E_ Betazep's Avatar
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    Mostly for work and for work to come... some of it for fun/entertainment. Some to make tasks easier for myself on the computer for business... like parsing 2000-email (grouped) text files and looking for specific entries. Pain to do it by point and click... much easier to enter file name and have it spit out what I want in one second.

    Automation... the key to laziness.

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    Because I have no life that doesn't involve the use of a modem.

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    Ethereal Raccoon Procyon's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    I quite frequently have to do some C programming as part of assignments in physics, and occasionally in other classes at college.

    I had a job doing programming last summer, and now over winter vacation I'm finishing up a few loose ends in last summer's work.

    And, when I have free time, I work on various projects for fun.

    So, all of the above.

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    Registered User Null Shinji's Avatar
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    I program for fun, as well as for computer olympiads as osk does
    Null Shinji The Sorcerer is here
    Evangelion Quotes:
    "If youre gonna do it, dont waste time. Otherwise, leave", Gendo
    "Release the final safety lock, Evangelion Unit One, Lift Off!!", Misato
    "Syncrograph has reversed, pulses are flowing back!!!", Maya
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    The 7th Coder Datamike's Avatar
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    Cool It's my life ...

    I always do it for fun, even when I'm working. I wouldn't even want to do it, if it wasn't fun - too exhausting sometimes just to do it. An excellent payment would, of course, also serve as a motive but within five years I have yet to come across that phenomenon
    developer & programmer
    me tomi kaistila
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    Fun / School for me! Finished Prog 20!! ==> Casino in the making.

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    Work and sometimes I 'm working on some home projects. I started programming because of fun.

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    Registered User Camilo's Avatar
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    I progam most for fun than for anything else, the fun given by the olympiads, but also as 'work', my own work, the project that'll change our world (HEHEHE).

    no, life is nice, just a girl fooling around, alcohol fixes everything.
    OH, I now have a High School Diploma and need of ron (drink)

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    left crog... back when? incognito's Avatar
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    Oct 2001
    I love programming...not a lot more to be said......I am planning to be a professional programmer eventually.
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

    "...The only real game I thank in the world is baseball..." --Babe Ruth

    "Life is beautiful"-Don Corleone right before he died.

    "The expert on anything was once a beginner" -Baseball poster I own.

    Left cprog on 1-3-2005. Don't know when I am coming back. Thanks to those who helped me over the years.

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    The Artful Lurker Deckard's Avatar
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    I program mostly at work. However, I truly enjoy writing code - so anytime a nifty open source project comes along I'll spend my evenings and weekends on it.

    Come to think of it, between HP-UX at work and Linux at home, I spend 5-10 hours a day in vi. I knew I had a serious programming addiction when I wrote code to convert ASCII to base64 for fun (no amount of psychiatry can help me).
    Jason Deckard

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    School/Fun here. School so that I can (hopefully) get a nice job; fun because I like knowing how computers work, and like being able to see ideas take shape for free.
    Callou collei we'll code the way
    Of prime numbers and pings!

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    Fun/Fun...Although I also do it to learn more about computers.
    What will people say if they hear that I'm a Jesus freak?
    What will people do if they find that it's true?
    I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak, there is no disguising the truth!

    Jesus Freak, D.C. Talk


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