in my building 7-9 is when everyone shows up. I am in an agile area so you have the obligatory hello good mornings what did you do going on. Sometime in the morning we have a standup where that is formalized and after that everyone retreats for work. That is when I cna get a moment alone to write something.
I wonder if I was left alone what my best time would actually be.
To err is human to really mess up you need a computer
Unless I'm wokring from home, in which case I code best all day, with my Mollie dog resting at my feet, no interruptions (apart from when Mollie wants to go outside in the garden), no need for headphones to mask the incessant chatter from the other inhabitants of the open-plan office...
Oh, and I can code in my PJs all day if I so desire. Not trying that in the office!
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
Same argument, men my conclusion is: After they have left.
(Or as an alternative: If I go home and complete the work sitting in my recliner, with my wireless keyboard in my lap, and at wintertime, with a fire burning in my open fireplace.)
Right now, dealing with a team that has no clue how to use source control, management doesn't know documentation from its arse, and various processes are learned bassackwards through word of mouth. My motivation to code, let alone care about the quality of the code, is in the garbage bin.
Why isn't there a rant icon in the survey response options?
I am the kind of super-early-bird.
During daylight-time of the year (means something of mid-April to late September) I get up around at 4a.m.
When I have no coding project, I do sports (YES at this time!) mostly with the bike through the woods near my home. Pure nature.
When I am in the coding tunnel, I get some coffee and I am online at 4.10 or so.
At around 8 to 9 I have my first energy-down-period, where I normally get out and do a walk or something like that. Back to the desk at 10 for the rest of the day.
Developer-energy empty for me at 4p.m. on normal days.
I go to sleep at 9, sometimes 10, almost never later, not even at weekends.
Not a night owl I am (at least not, how people normally categorize as a night owl )
I am up between 4-5am, everyday. I start paid coding/work at around 6am, and I have laser focus till around 10-11am, where I then start day dreaming that I am a billionaire living on my own island. The rest is downhill from there.
As a student, I tried to follow that strategy (not programming, though): I got up several hours before the first lectures, to study the textbooks in the quiet morning, with fresh, cool air from my window and no disturbing sounds.
My only problem was that I was heavily into baroque music at that time, and nothing could stop me from putting on some very quiet background music. (I particularly remember the Vivaldi flute concertos.) After half a page of reading, I was listening intensely to that beautiful music, and got no further in my reading. It repeated one morning after the other. I did force myself not to put on any music, but then I was all the time thinking of how much I missed that music, and couldn't concentrate on the reading.
Funny, but true: With some noise around me - people in neighbouring rooms, car traffic outdoors - in the afternoon/evening, I found it much easier to concentrate, with no background music.
it has become more and more rare to have a couple of hours in one block without being disturbed / interrupted / having a meeting...
If they leave me in peace... then I can give the best of me.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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