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Programming Personality? – jestermax

jestermax

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Hey, i found this blurb on a job post a little while ago and i thought it fit my personality pretty well, anyone else feel the same way? and btw, the coding while dreaming is entirely true with me i've woken up before and written a page of code before

Are you the type of person that loves working on new technologies that stimulate the mind. Do you enjoy challenges of creating innovative and new applications and new tools. When you wake up in the morning do you say "WOW thats an amazing idea and write it down." Or when you are talking to someone about their current problem do you think to yourself, "Hey I have a great idea that would solve that problem," When you sleep at night; "do you think of new ideas and solutions while dreaming? Do you dream in code? do you see code?

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D-SIPL

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Yes.

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InsanePoet

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No. =p

I'm more of a music person, i've actually composed symphonies in my dreams... don't remember them when i wake, but i've done it

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jestermax

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i compose a lot when i don't mean to. i have a MASSIVE list of interests. Which reminds me: i need to post game demos on my site along with composition samples (i have an art/music background)

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CPUFreak91

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I see code, I dream code, I breathe code.

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steveth45

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Programming before bed is not always a great idea. I'll lay awake thinking about it, trying to come up with new ways to solve problems.

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Calin

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quote:
Originally posted by steveth45:
Programming before bed is not always a great idea. I'll lay awake thinking about it, trying to come up with new ways to solve problems.


Wow, I'm not the only one. We should make an association for persons with chronic geek syndrome.

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jestermax

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we could call it ACM....no.. wait...

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Calin

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What does ACM stand for?

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gameplay is the right combination between performance and features.

jestermax

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Association for Computing Machinery
www.acm.org/

it was a bit of a joke though...

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CPUFreak91

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quote:
Originally posted by steveth45:
Programming before bed is not always a great idea. I'll lay awake thinking about it, trying to come up with new ways to solve problems.


I design most things, article ideas, logos, code blocks, etc, while I'm trying to fall asleep.

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D-SIPL

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From: Maesteg, Wales
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quote:
Originally posted by steveth45:
Programming before bed is not always a great idea. I'll lay awake thinking about it, trying to come up with new ways to solve problems.



I hate it more when it's late a night and I have a bug/problem and I give up, go to bed, lie down and suddenly figure out how to sort it. By which time i'm to settled to whip my laptop out and sort it.

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jestermax

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be like me and keep a notebook next to the bed i have one for every type of thought, lol. A bible research book, a dream log book, a creative idea book, a sketch pad, and a coding book

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ArchAngel

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I'm more money oriented.

moneymoneymoney.

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SSquared

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Totally! I have resolved many issues just through dreams. I'll be working on an algorithm all night long in my dreams and it will come to me. I'll go in to work and the problem is resolved!

Last night I watched a few minutes of "Run's House". I was a Run D.M.C. fan in the 80's. Well, all night long, in my dreams, I somehow needed to solve a problem in their house using STL (standard template library). Go figure.

bwoogie

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quote:
Originally posted by CPUFreak91:
I see code, I dream code, I breathe code.


You forgot eat code.


anyways, no, i dont really wake up thinking about code... i'm thinking about how much i dread going to work.. but about an hour or so later im thinking about my projects... in less its the weekend, then im usually thinking about coding when i wake up.

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dartsman

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yeah, it's interesting reading those job postings insomniac games had (might still be there) something like a 'top 10 reasons why working here is fun' list It is a good enough list for me to list insomniac games on my 'hit list'...

I literally shutdown when I go to sleep no matter how much I'm thinking about coding, I don't dream, or at least people say I just don't remember (though I swear it's just blackness), wake up, and get back to work (coding)...

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jestermax

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mmmmm delicious code....

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