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I was Recently Reading a Blog by Swizec Teller I found Via LinkedIn and it is interesting.
You can read the Article, which I Highly Recommend, Here: http://goo.gl/p3xlc
Here the writer posits that programmers Code at night to avoid Distractions, which I know from personal experience is true... but, in my opinion, that is not the only reason.
Don't get me wrong I am as ADHD as the next person and sometimes the Shinny things steal my attention, but that is not the mainstay of why I tend to code at night.
Here is why I Code at Night, and feel free to Comment below about how wrong I am...
1) I have a Day Job.(which is also Programming job)
I have a regular 9-5, on top of being a full-time student, so my day is pretty full; I can't help but work at night.
2) I have to be Social SOMETIME.
We Humans are Social Creatures, so we tend to behave in social or group behaviors. Which takes time away from Doing Programming work... unfortunately the work still has to get done, so it ends up being at night.
3) Programmers are Machines that turn Caffeine into Code.
When working on a project whether in the day or night, getting a little boost from the sugar and Caffeine in a beverage, such as the ever Classic Mountain Dew, is often helpful to Knock loose a few brains cells and get things rolling; Unfortunately (or fortunately, i am not sure) when drinking a Dew at night it also makes the programming session last longer.
While this list is by no means conclusive, these are the main reasons I tend to Code at night... although there is always the possibility that I am just a run of the mill Night-Owl and I use Coding as an excuse to stay up.
Now, I want to hear from all the Night-Owls out there; what do you do while burning away the Night Hours, and why?
Please leave a comment below and let us know.
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