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- Triple espresso's start tasting bland
- You have nightmares about COBOL and ADA.
- You have good dreams about multiple inheritance, factories, and compilers that support partial template specialization.
- Instead of using MS Word, you type your essay for school in HTML using NotePad.
- School? What's that?
- You can multiply a 32 bit binary number by a 6 digit hexadecimal number in your head.
- You laugh at movies that show programmers at work.
- You walk outside and wonder why the sun doesn't make a lens-flare in your eye....
- You get withdrawal symptoms if you're away from a computer for more than 3 hours
- (Lines_of_Code) / (Hours_of_Sleep) < (Number_of_Energy_Drinks_Consumed)
- Every time you look at your clock, you see a power of 2 (6:40, 1:28, 2:56, 5:12, 10:24)
- You're pressing CTRL+S every 5 minutes, in every application..
- You end each line you type with ";", even plain english ones;
- You code your own support software for the digital camera you just bought
- When your significant other mentions having kids you lecture her on the disadvantages of multiple inheritance.
- MSVC opens on startup.
- Whenever somebody asks you to do something, you try to think of a way to write a program that would help you.
- You have 2 bookshelves filled with programming books in your room... because the 5 shelves in the living room are full.
- You know the following sequence by heart: 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768 65536 131072
- You read The Tao of Programming...and relate.
- You need an intercom for downstairs to tell your parents / girlfriend / wife / whatever to get you more JOLT.
- When you take a break from programming, and program.
- When you can say with a great level of confidance that you have written more lines of code than english.
- You wake up in the middle of the night with the solution to your coding problem.
- Your 4 year old son has seen you login and out of Windows and Linux so much that he can do it himself.
- You are the only one who knows what the difference is between a coder and a programmer.
- You have more groceries inside your keyboard than in your fridge.
- You have a toothbrush next to your monitor.
- You watch a tv sitcom and think "I could write an algorithm that writes the scripts for these things"
- You sit stuck at traffic lights and work out a more efficient algorithm for them, based on road orientation, sensor placement, time of year, time of day, weather and local sporting events, in your head.
- The people you respect most you have never physically seen or spoken to, but you always bow to their knowledge.
- Your family informs you than you should go and make some more friends ...so you start coding AI routines.
- You consider 'drinking caffeine' and 'sleeping' to be synonyms.

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