You've Been On The Computer Too Long

You know you've been on the computer too long...

  • When asked about a bus schedule, you wonder if it is 16 or 32 bits.
  • When you are counting objects, you go "0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, ...".
  • When you dream in 256 palettes of 256 colors.
  • When your wife says "If you don't turn off that damn machine and come to bed, then I am going to divorce you!", and you chastise her for omitting the "else" clause.
  • You try to sleep, and think: sleep(8 * 3600); /* sleep for 8 hours /
  • When you are reading a book and look for the scroll bar to get to the next page.
  • When after fooling around all day with routers etc, you pick up the phone and start dialling an IP number...
  • When you get in the elevator and double-click the button for the floor you want.
  • When not only do you check your email more often than your paper mail, but you remember your {network address} faster than your postal one.
  • When you look for a icon to double-click to open your bedroom window.
  • When you go to balance your checkbook and discover that you're doing the math in octal.
  • When you look for a trash can icon for throwing garbage.

And remember this:

To understand recursion, we must first understand recursion.

(Gerhard den Hollander)