|Published on 2009-01-30 by John Collins.|
I really like the Stack Overflow website. You can watch the homepage content change constantly as programmers post new questions. Sometimes a really interesting question pops up like this one:
"What real life bad habits has programming given you?" http://stackoverflow.com/questions/164432/what-real-life-bad-habits-has-programming-given-you
Read some of the answers to get some great insight into the mind of a programmer, a useful field guide for anyone who has to live with one ;-)
Updated 2021 : note that the above post is from 2009, but is left here for archival purposes. Sadly that question has been removed by Stack Overflow moderators! Since I wrote this, my opinion on Stack Overflow has waned as inexperienced programmers have come to rely upon it too heavily, especially when it comes to blindly copy-and-pasting code from there. I have unlinked the dead external link.