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Re: The most important thing I have forgotten to do because I was writing code:

by koolgirl (Hermit)
on Oct 03, 2011 at 01:09 UTC ( #929236=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The most important thing I have forgotten to do because I was writing code:

Things I daily forget to do while writing code mainly consist of sleep, eat, sleep, breathe, sleep, social interaction, sleep, live and...did I say sleep..?


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.." -- George Bernard Shaw


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Re^2: The most important thing I have forgotten to do because I was writing code:
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 03, 2011 at 01:12 UTC

    After frequently struggling and straining to not miss anything on the screen

    I find blinking the most frequent thing I forget to do -- it simply isn't automatic anymore

    The resulting crust buildup can be dangerously scratchy

      Blinking, that's a good one...maybe that's why my eyes burn so damn bad after a bug hunt.


      "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.." -- George Bernard Shaw

        I think i just found out why my coworkers say i look a bit alien when i'm coding...

        Don't use '#ff0000':
        use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
        All colors subject to change without notice.
Re^2: The most important thing I have forgotten to do because I was writing code:
by mertserger (Curate) on Oct 03, 2011 at 09:29 UTC

    Yabbut.... you don't actually have to remember to breathe do you? Since it is a vital process for the body the brain has systems in place to make it always happens. It isn't really optional.

    Any parent here have a toddler who used the not-breathing-till-I-get-my-way trick? I didn't but I can imagine it looks pretty scary. However the minute they black out due to lack of oxygen the automatic processes kick in and they start breathing again.

      They try that only once, if you know how to deal with them. What I did helped with both my kids. I started laughing at them. Loudly. The angrier they get because their "trick" didn't work, the harder you laugh. First time is confronting to see how angry they can get, but that happened only maybe twice. My advice is still to NOT get angry at a kid that starts a trick or two to get what they want. Give them back what they give and have fun.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      No, technically it isn't optional, but when I've been on a bug hunt for seven hours and I think I've finally found it, then hit the enter key, and watch the command line intensely to see if I have, at this point I hold my breath, and forget to breathe again until I begin swearing at the monitor.......lol, so there is a small momentary lapse of remembering to breath in there some where..:)

      As far as the toddler, I happen to have one now, (4 and a half), and I'd have to agree with Tux on that. Tux++


      "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.." -- George Bernard Shaw

        I know what you mean about bughunting. Especially bugs that only show up on the production server but not on any available testbed. Let's just say that i'm not allowed to hunt those kind of bugs while customers are around...

        Don't use '#ff0000':
        use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
        All colors subject to change without notice.

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