Well, OK, so I lied. I'm not really back after all. :P
Here are some stats for me, last updated on
January 3rd 2005, 20:29 UTC:
Total XP1008 (changes)
Average reputation / writeup10.770
Average experience / writeup11.586
Average experience / reputation1.076
I'm still in the process of collecting information, but in the meantime, check out nimh.org for some words about Zen coding.
Here is some information on the voting / experience system; in particular, it lists how you gain / lose XP. If you're interested in learning what powers come with each level, go here and search no more; you may also be interested in seeing the change in $NORM over the course of the past 30 days. However, when dealing with XP, beware and keep in mind the following, lest you will surely be doomed:
The administration does not take the voting and experience point system all that seriously.
Woe to those who do.
XP is an imaginary number granted to you by an anonymous stranger.
For grim indeed is the fate of those who forget these things.
None - I don't code
0 - Ticker-tape is a purer representation of a Turing Machine
1 - A laptop screen or single monitor desktop workstation
1 - And it's cracked. And I like practicing my trade while lying on a bed of nails
2 - The standard dev kit suits me fine
3 - Fewer than three monitors wouldn't present enough insight into what I'm working on
4 - Everyone else has two or three. I'm not like everyone else
5 - This configuration reminds me of the 1987 5-cylinder VW Passat my parents let me drive in high school
6 - I saw such a thing on the Internet, and had to have it
6 - Because I haven't figured out how to add more
7 - I need all the luck I can get, for this code to work
8 - Because my power strip had eight outlets available
9 - A 3x3 array was the the most I could fit into my Faraday shielded SHTF headquarters
More than 9 - Most of them are just displaying graphs / mock code to make the boss think I'm doing something critical
Results (557 votes). Check out past polls.