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Wendy Gibbons
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you go to the office fridge and think "bother the cleaner has DELETED my food"

or when you tell the guy sitting next to you and he doesn't spot the joke.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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If you spill something and mentally reach for Command-Z (or Control-z, or in my case usually Control-_).


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Jayesh A Lalwani
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When you think about heap dumps on the toilet


NOT THAT KIND OF HEAP DUMPS.. YOU SICKO!!
J. Kevin Robbins
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When you look at the bottom right corner of your TV to see what time it is.


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Bear Bibeault
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... you have a nightmare that you are a piece of code stuck in an infinite loop. (Yes, this was a real dream that I had.)


... you unconsciously number lists 0 through F.


... you refer to forgetting what you were going to say as "lost my stack pointer".


... you refer to having trouble pulling up the right word in a conversation as "lost the indexes for the vocabulary table".


... need I go on?


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Paul Clapham
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Bear Bibeault wrote:... you have a nightmare that you are a piece of code stuck in an infinite loop. (Yes, this was a real dream that I had.)


I have those dreams all the time. Although if I stop programming at least one hour before going to sleep, they are much less frequent.
chris webster
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Paul Clapham wrote: if I stop programming at least one hour before going to sleep....

You've definitely been in computing too long, Paul!


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Wendy Gibbons
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:When you think about heap dumps on the toilet


NOT THAT KIND OF HEAP DUMPS.. YOU SICKO!!


The mens toilet at one place had the hex code for "core dump in progress" on the door for a while, till HR worked out what it meant
Vishal Shaw
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When instead of saying something you think Logger.log();

You look at the SOAP and say "where's the response?"

When someone asks you "How are you?" and you reply "status 200".


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chris webster
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Bear Bibeault wrote:... you have a nightmare that you are a piece of code stuck in an infinite loop...

Nightmare? Sounds like my life...
Jayesh A Lalwani
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.. when you code review your child's homework

Steve Fahlbusch
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when your wallet holds 80 column punch cards
Steve Fahlbusch
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when you would verify mag tape with a magnifying glass
Steve Fahlbusch
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when you would actually calculate the optimal retrieval pattern when you would write to a magnetic drum
Akhilesh Trivedi
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you use a semi colon instead of a fullstop to end a sentence ;


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Frank Silbermann
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Wendy Gibbons wrote:you go to the office fridge and think "bother the cleaner has DELETED my food"

or when you tell the guy sitting next to you and he doesn't spot the joke.
Not only have you been in computing that long, if you used the word "bother" in that way I should think you've been reading too much Winnie The Pooh.
Pat Farrell
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If you remember when 24kbytes of memory was a lot.
James Boswell
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When you have finished typing an email and press Ctrl+Shift+O (eclipse shortcut for organising imports).
Wendy Gibbons
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Frank Silbermann wrote:
Wendy Gibbons wrote:you go to the office fridge and think "bother the cleaner has DELETED my food"

or when you tell the guy sitting next to you and he doesn't spot the joke.
Not only have you been in computing that long, if you used the word "bother" in that way I should think you've been reading too much Winnie The Pooh.


well my son is 6 years old
Rishi Shah
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Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:you use a semi colon instead of a fullstop to end a sentence ;


Agreed.
Paul Clapham
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Rishi Shah wrote:
Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:you use a semi colon instead of a fullstop to end a sentence ;


Agreed.


Surely you mean "Agreed;"
Rishi Shah
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Paul Clapham wrote:
Rishi Shah wrote:
Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:you use a semi colon instead of a fullstop to end a sentence ;


Agreed.


Surely you mean "Agreed;"


Lol, good point;
Tony Alicea
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You know when... when you can post a JPG of your first job in 1975, accompanied by the job offer letter as exemplified by these two links:

http://tony-alicea.site.aplus.net/alicea/Oferta_del_Observatorio.pdf

http://tony-alicea.site.aplus.net/alicea/programmer.jpg

Notice the "State of the Art" equipment (of 1975 that is)...


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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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