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How can you have normal life when you're too passionate? [closed]

Let me put this straight. I am quite passionate about programming. I am single and have plenty of time outside work. I haven't slept for 5 full hours for at least a month, as I am involved in multiple ...
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What's it like to program without eyesight? [closed]

At the urging of my father, I recently signed up for disability insurance. It got me wondering, if I were to become blind, what would it be like to write code without eyesight? An old question on ...
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What do you do to make sure you take proper/enough breaks, while avoiding unwanted side-effects of break taking? [closed]

preamble> It seems to me that computer programmers are one of a select few groups of people who actually take pleasure from sitting in front of computers for long periods of time. Most people in ...
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Is it more difficult to maintain moral ethics in IT industry..? [closed]

is it more difficult to maintain moral ethics in IT industry? or it is just that this industry has its own code of conduct?. I have another profile with karmas close to a thousand. This posting is ...
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How do I cope with programming insomnia? [closed]

I have been working until past 1:00 in the morning almost every night. Then I ride the bus home and I'm just envisioning my computer screen in my head. I get home and sleep at most four hours and ...
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Bringing my genius brain back [closed]

Well... I was hired because I did not take a comp-sci or engineering course, however I was really good at coding. My job is doing the heterodox stuff when needed... You know, the guy that sometimes ...
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Obsession, how much is too much? [closed]

I'm 17 and I've started programming and reading SE all day, every day. I absolutely love it and want to program for a living, but how much is too much? Is it unhealthy to sit at a computer all the ...