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Flarelocke
09-03-2001, 08:35 PM
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.

gamegod3001
09-03-2001, 08:41 PM
you have not hit the refresh button for over 5 minutes

Aran
09-03-2001, 08:45 PM
...when you think that if you point at a young kid while he counts it will make the kid process faster...

lightatdawn
09-03-2001, 08:46 PM
When you're playing a game and cant stop thinking "Now why did they do it like that? :confused: 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.

Aran
09-03-2001, 08:50 PM
...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.

Flikm
09-03-2001, 09:13 PM
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

Stoned_Coder
09-04-2001, 05:53 AM
You know you've been programming in C/C++ too long if you:

Never have to check things up in Petzold and Knuth.

Govtcheez
09-04-2001, 06:03 AM
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.

Fordy
09-04-2001, 06:43 AM
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

morbuz
09-04-2001, 07:11 AM
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:o

Stoned_Coder
09-04-2001, 07:27 AM
3 You read Petzold on the toilet
OK own up! who doesn't do that! :p

Witch_King
09-04-2001, 07:29 AM
Isn't Knuth the algorithm dude? Who is Petzold?

bart
09-04-2001, 07:31 AM
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"

Govtcheez
09-04-2001, 07:33 AM
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)

Govtcheez
09-04-2001, 07:34 AM
Btw, Dean, Petzold wrote Programming Windows 95

bart
09-04-2001, 07:38 AM
when you start judging poeple by there amount of posts on cprogramming.com

Witch_King
09-04-2001, 07:40 AM
Btw, Dean, Petzold wrote Programming Windows 95


Yuck! lol.

Aran
09-04-2001, 07:59 AM
windows 95 is thecause of all disease and curruption in the universe. There you have it.

gamegod3001
09-04-2001, 08:39 AM
Btw, Dean, Petzold wrote Programming Windows 95


Yuck! lol.

Dean, you do realize he writes 'the books' for windows api programming. His is the only C/C++ programming book I own. (I own a qbasic book which I had no use for) Oh, yeah, Microsoft press release his books.

Fordy
09-04-2001, 11:16 AM
Btw, Dean, Petzold wrote Programming Windows 95


Yuck! lol.

Yeah Petold even has the windows logo tatooed on his arm (well I'm assuming its real).

lol, he's probably even more of a M$ zealot than you!!!

kermi3
09-04-2001, 10:03 PM
....when:

1. ...You routinly say bang (!) instead of not

2. ...start thinking of things as while loops not situations

Nick
09-04-2001, 11:37 PM
Knuth isn't exactly *just* a algorithm dude. Now this guy

has been programming way too long.



http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/

VirtualAce
09-05-2001, 01:23 AM
...when you have more posts in the General Discussions than any other area...

Govtcheez
09-05-2001, 06:06 AM
> ...when you have more posts in the General Discussions than any other area...

:)

-KEN-
09-05-2001, 02:27 PM
...whenever you typed print you immediately follow it with an f (I do this all the time)

Sebastiani
09-05-2001, 07:30 PM
...when you get home and check the message board before you check the answering machine...

...when you get home and turn on the computer before you turn on the lights...

...when you would rather program than have breakfast this morning...

Procyon
09-05-2001, 08:54 PM
You begin all your lists with 0 instead of 1.

Sebastiani
09-05-2001, 09:40 PM
LOL... that's a GOOD one

mithrandir
09-05-2001, 11:06 PM
11100011101001010101100110101010111001010101000001 001110000000000010101001101011100100100101010

uh, I mean, you look like this guy...

http://www.research.att.com/~bs/Bjarne.jpg

no-one
09-05-2001, 11:13 PM
>...when you have more posts in the General Discussions than any other area...<

are you trying to imply something?

>...when you would rather program than have breakfast this morning...<

whats breakfast again?


how do you know when you've been programming to long?

when you look at the clock and its 3am and you think its 12

Koshare
09-06-2001, 12:16 AM
1. you can convert binary - octal - decimal - hexadecimal - ANSI character set in less than a second.

2.You can do bitwise Ands and ORS in a decimal system in your head.

3.You dream code.

4. You have had sexual dreams intertwined with coding.

5. You bought the new intel compiler too see how many clock operations it takes to print "Hello World"

6. You have made algorithms to solve problems relating to your life.

7. You know what any of the following stand for and used them:
Mode13h
ActiveX
OpenGL
Emacs

nvoigt
09-06-2001, 01:11 AM
You know you've been programming too long when...

... something compiles on the first try... and you get suspicious.

... you code a program to draw your graph for math class, because you can't find your ruler

... you know how to set the 'act as a part of the operating system' priviledge in Win2K

... you suspect people not to work with your programs if they don't report bugs and don't want new features implemented

... you come to work greeting people with 'how's the database' instead of 'how are you'

... you get a tech joke list and laugh about every single one

... even if you knew them already

Strider
09-06-2001, 10:14 PM
...when:

- your friends have access to your privates;

- your children know more than you do.

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