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|Jan 16 2013, 11:00am Anchor|
quite an interesting article about programmers: Businessinsider.com. Its good to know that I'm not the only one like this =P
|Jan 16 2013, 3:37pm Anchor|
Heh =) I've always been a night person, so when I started programming, I felt like it fit right in with my weird hours. It was pretty cool to find out that it's sort of a programmer "thing", like having a weird little quirk in common with a lot of people.
|Jan 16 2013, 7:42pm Anchor|
I like this article
Last summer I was working contract from home. I realized I dont really have any scheduled requirements besides a weekly status update meeting so I decided to try to forget the notion of a day/night cycle and sleep when I was tired.
The end result was I would sleep about 3 times a day for 2-3 hours and then for about 3 hours after I woke up I would code phenomenally well. I think my brain was most likely evaluating programming issues in my sleep because when I woke up I knew exactly what to do. Another thing to point out is frequently my best work was from 11pm to 6am.
Incidentally I think it was my best work results in years.
This is also what made me want to go back to self employment because I kept hitting my deadlines way ahead of schedule. I had way more time to myself as well.
|Jan 16 2013, 10:52pm Anchor|
Ha I love this! Never really thought about it, but its sooo accurate!
|Jan 17 2013, 7:57am Anchor|
Yeah, the parts about the glass house and having too much energy to focus really hit home with me.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming. --Brian Kernigan
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