An experienced programmer

Here I’m going to tell you some characteristics of experienced programmer. After reading this post, find out weather you fall within this category or not?


– When you are counting objects, you go like “0,1,2,3,4,5, 6,7,8,9,A, B,C,D…” .

– When asked about a bus schedule, you wonder if it is 16 or 32 bits.

– When your wife says “If you don’t turn off that darn machine and come to bed,then I am going to divorce you!”, and you chastise her for for omitting the else clause.

– When you are reading a book and look for the space bar to get to the next page.

– When you look for your car keys using: “grep keys /dev/pockets”

– When after fooling around all day with routers etc, you pick up the phone and start dialing an IP number.

– When you get in the elevator and double-press the button for the floor you want.

– When not only do you check your email more often than your paper mail, but you remember your {network address} faster than your postal one.

– When you go to balance your checkbook and discover that you’re doing the math in octal.