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  • At least some of us do. Out of 11 people at work, I'm the official geek. Not because I watch BSG and know what 42 really means...but because I have my own servers, host my own crap, program for another 4 hours most nights. Programming is my life, not my job...and that's how I'm almost always ahead of the curve because...well, I'm a loser like that. ;-)

    I found over the years, it's the same way with most things, even music. I played drums for 14 years and was pretty damn good (I blame drum corps). You can always tell the good/great drummers from the average drummer. Why? Because the great drummers are always playing... not just playing on the drums, but with they're fingers..on everything...all the time. Why? Because the music is in their head like a sickness. It never stops. My poor cube neighbor probably hates me because when I'm not typing, my fingers and feet are drumming away after all these years.

    It's really hard to develop developers if they're not totally into it, but it can be done I bet. I guess that's the essence of "work at what you like to do, not what you have to to survive when possible".
    • I am not I completely understand what you mean by living as a programmer. I understand the drummer comparison, having played the "drums" myself - and I still do.

      I read living as a programmer, as loving what you do as a programmer and yes I do that - but programming many hours is not possible for me, due to two constraints.

      I think I have an upper limit of how many hours I can program each week. I can stretch it, not continuously though. This limit is around 30 hours. If I became a faster and better programme