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ditch
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

South Africa
1466 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  00:21:22  Show Profile  Visit ditch's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just curios......
How many cups a working day - do the members here have.

I was told that "real programmers" drink many cups of coffee and are chain smokers and do other things that are "really great" for their health.

I was put off coffee for about 10 years(due to the poor quality coffee that I was being fed in the army), but recently started consuming it again (not great quantities though - about 2 cups a working day) - bearing in mind we have a relatively warm climate here almost all year round - the climate is more condusive to consuming soft drinks like Coca Cola (which I drink a lot of).

Oh - and I have never smoked..... tabaco.



Duane.

timmy
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

Australia
1242 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  00:48:58  Show Profile  Visit timmy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm not a big fan of coffee, but I tend to have about 4 cups of tea a day - must be the English blood in me.
But coke tends to work better in the afternoon, I find....
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RickD
Slow But Sure Yak Herding Master

United Kingdom
3608 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  05:05:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also a tea drinker, drink about 7-8 cups during work and more in te evenings...

Also smoke way too much...
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spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11752 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  05:19:33  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
don't like coffee, never have. don't smoke either :)
i'm more of a water drinker at work.
beer is after work

Go with the flow & have fun! Else fight the flow
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SamC
White Water Yakist

USA
3467 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  06:46:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geez moneez. I drink a couple cups-o-java a day.

Dunkin Doughnuts makes the best stuff in town, but I'll drink Starbucks in a pinch - 2 pump mocha, 2% milk, hold the whip...
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Seventhnight
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
2878 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  07:20:24  Show Profile  Visit Seventhnight's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I drink hot chocolate... not coffe. Usually, at work, its a mug a day and a coca-cola a day



Corey
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ehorn
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
1632 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  07:29:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11752 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  07:42:49  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
although i must say that coffee in USA is not as strong as the one in Europe.
at least not the one the guys here drink...
we had a visitor from Usa and we gave him coffee, and he almost choked
it was too strong for him. so i guess it's all relative to how mucha caffeine you consume.


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uberman
Posting Yak Master

159 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  07:50:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
4 Mugs of Tea (Earl Gray of Course) in the Morning
Water in the Afternoon
Gin in the evening
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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  09:12:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You call yourself developers...why in my day...

I gave up coffee and cigs...just recently mind you....

But in the day...when you could smoke at your desk...(didn't smoke then)...it was a pack of unfiltered camels, and a jug of coffee..black 4 sugars....

Before Lunch....



Brett

8-)
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SamC
White Water Yakist

USA
3467 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  10:53:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's nothin! I used to walk 9 miles through snow to get to work ;-)
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Seventhnight
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
2878 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:02:32  Show Profile  Visit Seventhnight's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had to walk all the way from my bedroom to my office (all 10 steps) this morning

Corey
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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:11:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SamC

That's nothin! I used to walk 9 miles through snow to get to work ;-)



Uphill! Both Ways! With no shoes! And you had to feed the gerbiles just to boot up!



Brett

8-)
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ehorn
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
1632 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:12:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SamC

That's nothin! I used to walk 9 miles through snow to get to work ;-)

Up hill both ways.. And fight off a grizzly bear with the spiral notebook :)
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spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11752 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:13:01  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
don't forget about milking cows in the morning before sunrise...

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Seventhnight
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
2878 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:28:54  Show Profile  Visit Seventhnight's Homepage  Reply with Quote
...Or milking the bulls...
(anyone seen:For Richer or Poorer)

Corey

Edited by - Seventhnight on 09/10/2004 11:29:29
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spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11752 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:37:46  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yeah i watched that a few weeks ago amuzing

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rockmoose
SQL Natt Alfen

Sweden
3279 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  12:31:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well ditch, the question for real programmers should be:

How many cups of coffee do You need in the morning before Your brain starts working ?



Is not being able to sleep unless you drink a cup of coffee a sign of addiction?

Personally I must confess I have grown soft over the years, and take milk with my coffee to assimilate enough calcium and vitamin D now

rockmoose
/* Chaos is the nature of things...Order is a lesser state of chaos */

Edited by - rockmoose on 09/10/2004 12:31:48
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Pat Phelan
Posting Yak Master

187 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  13:32:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately, unless I visit my friend the anesthesiologist, my brain doesn't ever stop... The little bugger puts the Energizer Bunny to shame!

Weekdays I'll do a cup or three of coffee a day, often in the evening. Weekends I'll do about a pot or so each day.

-PatP
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mohdowais
Sheikh of Yak Knowledge

United Arab Emirates
1456 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2004 :  14:22:36  Show Profile  Visit mohdowais's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A cup of tea in the morning is usually all I need to get through the day. Another cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon to ward off drowsiness from a good lunch become necessary at times, though

I can't beleive the quantities of tea/coffee/tobacco some of my colleagues consume, wonder if their hands are ever free enough to use the keyboard! I think at such levels, it tends to become counter-productive. To most its an addiction, and they can't function without it then. All that caffiene and nicotine hardly helps them, but not having it certainly leads to a fall in productivity.

OS
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derrickleggett
Pointy Haired Yak DBA

USA
4184 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2004 :  23:16:10  Show Profile  Visit derrickleggett's Homepage  Send derrickleggett an AOL message  Send derrickleggett a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I usually have a few kinds of coffee and about 20 types of tea sitting around. :) Used to work in a coffee shop though, so I guess old habits die hard.

MeanOldDBA
derrickleggett@hotmail.com

When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
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