I'm guessing now someone will do a It's hard to go back to reality after 10 hours of noding
node now :)
I'm hoping some people will be able to empathise
with me here, so I don't feel liken a total weirdo freak
When I go on long coding sessions
(more than 10 hours), and I'm all pumped up on caffeine
, it's hard to let go once you stop. You've been in some kind of trance
all day (or night), and you decide to go for a walk.
You walk out of the building, and the sun hits you. It really hits you. In the small space of time since you last saw it, it seems to have got more powerful just at the very second you walk outside. It never looked like that out of the window
If you have a conversation with someone, they start looking at you (unless they're a fellow coder
) in bemusement as you stop halfway through sentences for a rethink, suddenly think of something new and carry on as if nothing has happened. They look at the crazy, wild man
look in your eyes and conclude that you have severe mental problems
, instead of realising that you're just wired
and are having problems getting your brain to spin down
after using it non-stop for longer than they usually sleep.
It has to be one of the weirdest feelings I've ever experienced