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Are you a programmer?

Discussion in 'ADHD - The Ultimate Multi-taskers Who Get Nothing ' started by BorisTheSpider, Jan 6, 2011.

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  1. Andy Thatcher

    Andy Thatcher Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2012
    Brit in Orlando
    Yep to all other than programmer.

    Just network ops. Have played with c, c++, HTML and Java but mainly getting box a to talk to box b or more likely why not.
  2. jbglenn

    jbglenn Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2012
    Calgary, Canada
    I am a vaping developer with ADHD and I will rule the world! LOL
  3. breaktru

    breaktru Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    yes to 1 to 3 and could be for question 4
  4. wacko78

    wacko78 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 7, 2012
    Yes, yes, yes and maybe :shrug:
  5. andruc123

    andruc123 Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 10, 2012
    Little Rock, AR
    I just ran across this thread while wasting hours skipping about on this forum.

    1. Sr Software Developer
    2. Yup
    3. Just for the last month or so
    4. ADD with slight H

    Developing software allows me to enter a state of hyper-focus and circumvent the effects of ADD. Unfortunately, that only applies when the project is interesting and after I actually get started.

    Luckily I began taking ADD medication a long while back and it makes all the difference. Being able to concentrate and participate in meetings, be proactive and schedule time is my norm now. Heaven help me when I forget to take a pill; I can end up thinking about how I can't think about anything for at least an entire morning.

    Since most ADD/ADHD medications are stimulants, I wonder if nicotine's stimulant properties account for some of the appeal for smoking/vaping with people that are "attentionally challenged"... ?
  6. tokenfemale

    tokenfemale Senior Member Verified Member

    Sep 10, 2012
    San Francisco
    Product manager - so while not a programmer, I do work with them and basically help them figure out what to do/get obstacles out of their way all day :)
  7. BleedingOrange36

    BleedingOrange36 Full Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    South Jersey
    So I'm not the only one....
    It happened really badly today.... I'm stuck at one machine at work, replacing plates on the chain. There are 1427 plates with two bolts, washers and nuts per plate.... It was about 104 degrees and no fan. This is machine #2 this week already. On top of all that I am hunched over, my back is killing me and I had to stand still for close to 7 steady hours each day for the last three days.... Panic attacks don't even begin to describe the feeling I was getting..
    I much rather be running the lather or mill, playing with the software on the vision systems I designed, welding, electronics, tweaking the security system, browsing the forums..... I hate sitting still... I love that I get to do a bunch if stuff where I'm at.
  8. SouthWestPayDay

    SouthWestPayDay Full Member

    Jul 19, 2013
    1. Not a programmer, but did teach myself HTML back in the day by printing out source code from websites and messing with the site till I knew what all the code meant. (Does that count?)
    2. Yes
    3. Also yes.
    4. Have A.D.D./A.D.H.D. mixed in with a little bit of O.C.D. as a nice topper.
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