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2012-10-12 10:31:07 AM
Barber's Adiagio for Strings: teary eyed programming.


Helter Skelter is a great song for programming -it describes a self correcting GUI loop with an escape clause perfectly:

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again.


Of course the slide is optional.
 
2012-10-12 10:41:28 AM
Geeze, did they take the same web design class as Cracked? Intro on page 1, 8 list items on page 2, last list item on page 3.
 
2012-10-12 10:44:01 AM
Pair programming is for feebs.
 
2012-10-12 10:44:44 AM
Also to be avoided: asking the DJ at a wedding reception to play Elvis Costello's Allison when the bride is named "Allison".
 
2012-10-12 10:51:41 AM
I bet they were listening to Helter Skelter when coding that article.
 
2012-10-12 11:00:48 AM
is pair programming when the indian stand behind you acting dumb and you write the code as he pretends to pay attention?

/do the needful
 
2012-10-12 11:02:39 AM
I never pair programmed,

Yeah, thought as much. When working on collaborative projects in college we'd have a quiet room because no two people would bring the same music. Not to mention being able to trade information you'd have to talk over the music.

It's my experience that you can't effectively listen to words at the same time you try to read or write. I've had to rewind chapters of audiobooks after I lost track while applying labels to books.
 
2012-10-12 11:04:41 AM
Nine Inch Nails, "Closer"
 
2012-10-12 11:18:23 AM
In my experience, pair programming is useful when one programmer gets stuck for one reason or another. It basically gives the stuck programmer a push to get the tires out of the mud. After that, both of 'em should get back to driving.
 
2012-10-12 11:21:55 AM

wildcardjack: I never pair programmed,

Yeah, thought as much. When working on collaborative projects in college we'd have a quiet room because no two people would bring the same music. Not to mention being able to trade information you'd have to talk over the music.

It's my experience that you can't effectively listen to words at the same time you try to read or write. I've had to rewind chapters of audiobooks after I lost track while applying labels to books.


I code much more quickly while listening to music, so long as the code is mostly grunt work--implementing a fully fleshed out design that doesn't trip any language pitfalls, or writing stubs or mock classes. When there's an actual problem to be solved that requires more than half a dozen brain cells, I hit pause. Two hours later, I realize that I'm back to grunt work but still wearing headphones with no music playing through them.
 
2012-10-12 11:24:09 AM
That's Extreme!
 
2012-10-12 11:48:23 AM

Tango_down: is pair programming when the indian stand behind you acting dumb and you write the code as he pretends to pay attention?

/do the needful


Yes?
 
2012-10-12 11:58:20 AM
 
2012-10-12 12:03:12 PM

Do the needful: Tango_down: is pair programming when the indian stand behind you acting dumb and you write the code as he pretends to pay attention?

/do the needful

Yes?


well this is awkward...
 
2012-10-12 12:07:42 PM
I thought pair programming died a long time ago?
 
2012-10-12 12:14:43 PM
And lulz, I was just doing a checkin, and started typing the lyrics of the song that is playing over my headphones.

//I wanna drive a Zamboni.
 
2012-10-12 12:24:28 PM

meat0918: I thought pair programming died a long time ago?


It used to be called micromanagement.
 
2012-10-12 12:57:56 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Barber's Adiagio for Strings: teary eyed programming.


Helter Skelter is a great song for programming -it describes a self correcting GUI loop with an escape clause perfectly:

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again.

Of course the slide is optional.


Nailed it in one my friend. That is at the top of both my programming soundtrack list, and my gaming soundtrack list. It exudes focus.

Rest of list:
Beethoven's 9th 2nd movement
Beethoven Ave Maria
Beethoven Eroica
Ravel Bolero
Mozart Ode to Joy
Barber Angus Dei(i like the chorals)
Barber Dance of Vengeance-medea 7
Barber Crucifiction
and rounding out the list is
Chopin Nocturne c# minor performed by Władysław Szpilman
 
2012-10-12 01:25:12 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: meat0918: I thought pair programming died a long time ago?

It used to be called micromanagement.


Micromanagement is where your idiot supervisor hovers over your shoulder and makes bad suggestions.

Pair programming is where your idiot coworker hovers over your shoulder and makes bad suggestions.
 
2012-10-12 01:51:14 PM

SwingDancer: Chopin Nocturne c# minor performed by Władysław Szpilman


I don't know if you did that on purpose or not, but bravo just the same.

/Partial to Daft Punk
//It just sounds programmy
 
2012-10-12 02:35:43 PM
one day the radio in our open area, no privacy, programming room will meet a wall at high speed.

//had hands over ears today to block the farking noise of shiat dj's when noise cancelling just wasn't cutting it.
 
2012-10-12 03:26:47 PM
Try having your client sit and hum crap all day long.
 
2012-10-12 03:40:15 PM

wildcardjack: I never pair programmed,

Yeah, thought as much. When working on collaborative projects in college we'd have a quiet room because no two people would bring the same music. Not to mention being able to trade information you'd have to talk over the music.

It's my experience that you can't effectively listen to words at the same time you try to read or write. I've had to rewind chapters of audiobooks after I lost track while applying labels to books.


Except if you add copious amounts of alcohol. Then you just get awesome code.

/really
 
2012-10-12 05:05:59 PM
I'm having a heck of a time programming this Anjou. I might have to get out my old trusty Bartlett.
 
2012-10-12 05:08:41 PM
It pair programming where two people get on one keyboard to prevent a hacker intrusion and then some dumb guy unplugs their machine and winks, because I WANT THAT JOB!
 
2012-10-12 05:10:56 PM
To be clear, I want to be the guy that does the unplugging to fix hacker problems. I just want to go around unplugging stuff and winking.
 
2012-10-12 05:24:45 PM

thewulf: Except if you add copious amounts of alcohol. Then you just get awesome code.


imgs.xkcd.com

It's not a joke; it's a real thing.
 
2012-10-12 09:23:39 PM

wildcardjack: It's my experience that you can't effectively listen to words at the same time you try to read or write. I've had to rewind chapters of audiobooks after I lost track while applying labels to books.


Well, you don't have to pay any special attention to the lyrics to enjoy the music.

I do my best programming & problem solving to heavy metal.
 
2012-10-13 06:01:48 AM

SwingDancer:
Mozart Ode to Joy


Ode to Joy is Beethoven. It's the last movement of the 9th.
 
2012-10-13 10:57:20 AM

Dansker: SwingDancer:
Mozart Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy is Beethoven. It's the last movement of the 9th.


doh!
 
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