The one thing I might call a superstition of mine is how I always seem to try to avoid double quotes - unless I really really need them, I use single quotes. (Which occasionally annoys myself because many inferior editors understand the purpose of double quotes, but do not consider single quotes an equal.)
Rather than "superstitions" though, I would call these "compulsions". Hey, we know that mental health and geniouses generally don't mix :-)
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