in reply to Eureka!

For me, sleep. Definitely. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, having fixed a problem in the time I thought I was sleeping :) I even fix bugs that I was completely unaware of.

The other day, I woke up, fixed an obscure bug and went back to bed. The customer sent me an e-mail asking why I worked so late, and how I knew about that bug since he hadn't reported it yet. I don't know! Maybe in my dreams, I'm a much better coder :)

But when I want to solve a problem, this never works. No eureka when it's needed most :(

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Re: Re: Eureka!
by cacharbe (Curate) on Apr 30, 2003 at 01:11 UTC

    Ditto. I started keeping a notebook (pen and paper, not laptop - although I have wireless capability now..hmmmm) next to the bed because my girlfriend was getting upset with me wandering in to the computer at 3 in the morning and waking her up.


    Flex the Geek