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3 Signs That You’ve Been Coding Too Much

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Could there be such thing as too much coding? From time to time I get reminded that there is more to the world than Visual Studio and highlighted text. Below are real stories that happened to me (sometimes more than once), causing me to ask myself – should I take a break?

Run in debug mode emailing

You’ve just tried sending an email by pressing F5
When a co-worker told me that he’s just used the “Run" from debugger” button to send an Email it made me laugh. only to do the same thing after a few months…

I guess my brain was wired to press F5 to “execute” – stupid brain.

Compiling word documents

In my pre-Resharper days I was used to compiling my code every few lines as a basic “sanity check” it was for my code what quick save is for games. it became such a second nature that a few times after I’ve finished writing a paragraph in word I’ve tried to compile it by pressing ctrl + shift + B.

Proper coding standards in text files

This one is new. I get to write comments to document my code. a few days ago after writing a line of documentation I’ve noticed that I’ve used Pascal case TheEntireTimeAndTheWierdThingIsThatIWasAbleToReadItAtLeastOnceBeforeNoticing.


Sadly these is not a fictionally post – it happened to me and might happen to you. And I know that I’m not the only one – so if you have stories of strange things that happened to you or your “friend” – please leave a comment.

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