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    SitePoint Zealot Ace Nova's Avatar
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    Aaah, The Sitepoint addict, a very intelligent creature. Has extensive knowledge of the computer and the internet. They can do extensive coding without withering away and dying. They are possibly the next bill gates. But they are a very peculiar species and i intend to study one of them for a day.

    12:00 AM - 6:00 AM: Sleeping, we must remain very quiet.
    6:01 AM: Bashes the alarm and goes to take a shower.
    6:10 AM: Starts to show some brain activity.
    6:15 AM: Has breakfast.
    6:25 AM: Goes tot he computer.
    6:26 AM: Turns on the computer.
    6:28 AM - 8:00 AM: Surfs the net while going to the forums.
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Waits for school to start.
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: IN STUPID SCHOOL
    3:30 PM: Arrives Home
    3:35 PM - 5:30 PM: Back on computer looking at sitepoint.
    5:31 PM - 6:00 PM: Eats Dinner
    6:01 PM: Goes back on computer.
    6:02 PM - 10:30 PM: On computer chatting, working on website, or at sitepoint.
    10:31 PM: Falls asleep on the keyboard.

    Conclusion: Sitepoint addicts are also Computer Addicts. They do tons of coding and tons of chatting. Most exhibit very little social life (and no sitepoint doesn't count).

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    Um, why does that schedule sound familiar...?

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    Originally posted by Ace Nova
    5:47 AM: Wakes up.
    5:48 AM: Turns on computer.
    5:51 AM - 6:45 AM: Goes to the forums.
    6:46 AM: Drinks double expresso.
    6:47 AM - 6:59 AM: Says he's going to get in shower.
    7:00 AM: Starts to show some brain activity.
    7:01 AM - 7:14 AM: Still says he's going to get in shower.
    7:15 AM: Rushes into shower so he can leave REALLY late AT BEST.
    7:35 AM: Leaves for school (teaches 3rd grade).
    8:30 AM - 3:49 PM: IN STUPID SCHOOL
    4:15 PM: Arrives Home
    4:16 PM - 7:00 PM: Back at the forums.
    7:01 PM - 7:19 PM: Eats dinner while surfing forums.
    1:57 AM: Falls asleep on the keyboard.

    I'm Chicken and that was a Modified National Geographic Documentary.

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    didnt get through it.. but i thought i'd mention something.. shouldn't your ASLEEP part start at 10.31pm and go to 6.00am.. rather than 12.00 -> 6.00, the way you have it currently, there is 22hrs and 31minutes each day.

    just mentioning that..... im closing in on that falling asleep on keyboard period.. so dont mind my nitpicking

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    Sounds about right.

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    Hmmm

    My day is a little different:

    12:30 AM - 7:10 AM: Sleeping, we must remain very quiet.
    7:10 AM: Presses the snooze button.
    7:18 AM: Presses the snooze button again.
    7:28 AM: Gets up and has a shower.
    7:50 AM: Gets out of shower and chills.
    8:00 AM: Breakfast.
    8:10 AM: Leaves for school.
    8:30 AM - 2:45PM: School.
    3:00 PM: I arrive home and do some homework.
    4:00 PM: I go to the gym and lift weights because I am a big tough rough l33t dude .
    5:00 PM: Check out sitepoint etc.
    6:00 PM: Quickly eat dinner.
    6:20 PM: Back to sitepoint etc.
    8:30 PM: Watch TV.
    9:30 PM: Read l33t books about PHP, MySQL etc.
    11:00 PM: watch TV and read a book (currently Stephen King's: The Dark Half.
    12:00 AM: Read some articles in my PC Authority magazine (smirks at the lame article about web design)
    12:30 AM: Sleep. Maybe. Some nights I watch Letterman cause he is hilarious.
    12:30 AM - 7:10AM: Dream about l33t e-commerce program I shall one day make.

    Sorry about the excess use of the word 'l33t'

    This is a fun thread after all




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    And here's an exclusive peek into the mysterious life of one of SitePoints most addicted creatures - the Community Advisor, on a typical WEEKEND:

    8:00am - The creature stirs from its drowsy hibernation
    8:15am - Still minimal signs of movement, one can hear a slight muttering for coffee...
    8:30am - Decides that coffee will not brew itself, gets up to make coffee and forage for breakfast.
    9:00am - Takes coffee and slithers off to computer, oblivious to sunshine outside.
    9:30am - Logs on to SitePoint to meet with fellow addicts and bask in the wealth of community advice.
    10:00am - Still reviewing the forums
    11:00am - Still reviewing the forums
    12:30pm - Decides its time for a shower
    1:00 - out to hunt for lunch
    2:00 - lunch escapes, frustrated,the animal returns to moderate forums.
    3:00 - Still moderating
    4:00 - still moderating
    5:00 - Meanders toward favorite instant messenger program.
    5:01 - Bombarded by a swarm of messages
    5:02 - Signs off, grumbling something about more coffee.
    5:30 - Hooks up caffiene through IV
    5:45 - enjoys continuous caffiene flow through bloodstream, returns to check the forums for new posts.
    6:00 - stomach growls for food
    6:15 - leaves to forage for dinner.. finds 2 week old leftover pizza, convinced that pizza tastes better after 2 weeks.
    7:00 - returns to moderating duties.
    8:00 - Still moderating
    9:00 - Still moderating
    10:00 - falls asleep at keyboard while still answering questions


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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    ...mmm
    You guys are a bit TOO addicty for my liking. I actually do go out sometimes, and I need MUCH MORE time to get ready in the morning, make-up, chossing what to wear etc. The pressing the snooze button continously sounds familiar though, I think mine is wearing away.
    I am at work now so I shall post my uninteresting schedule tonight when I get home.


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    Actually I only spend 3-4 hours a day at my comp

    Unlike SOME people
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    And now, the moment everyone has been waiting for - a day in the life of a SitePoint Guru :

    (On a weekday)

    5:45-6:00 AM - Wake up, shower
    6:01-6:20 AM - Get dressed, check e-mail, check SitePoint
    6:21-6:40 AM - Finish getting ready, eat breakfast, leave for school
    7:20 - arrive at school
    7:40-2:35 PM - rot in school
    3:10 PM - arrive home, get a snack
    3:20 PM - Check e-mail, SitePoint time!
    4:00 PM - still on computer...
    5:00 PM - still on computer...
    6:00 PM - force myself to leave computer and start homework
    7:00 PM - dinner time
    7:30 PM - back on computer... check SitePoint again
    8:00 PM - work on my web site
    9:00 PM - still on computer...
    10:00 PM - still on computer....
    10:30-11:00 PM - sleepy sleep time
    There you have it. Some nights, I leave to watch TV...


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    I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Fluffykins's Avatar
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    Wow. I'm a comparativly social creature it seems.

    My long days at work reading sitepoint, followed by my long nights fiddling with my websites and chatting on IRC are followed up by weekends of being generally loud and dancing till the wee small hours in Poptastic, my fave nightclub ever.

    Yes, i lead a dual life as a web designer and self confessed disco bunny!

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    A common day in the life of this addict:

    6:24-6:50 AM - Wake up, shower
    6:50-7:30 AM - Getting dressed, breakfast
    8:20 AM - arrive at school
    8:30-3:00 PM - The Hell Going By The Name 'School'
    3:10 PM - home, refilling supplies (eating)
    3:20 PM - behind PC
    4:00 PM - behind PC
    5:00 PM - Behind PC
    6:00 PM - dinner
    6:30 PM - behind PC
    7:30 PM - some homework
    8:00 PM - behind PC
    9:00 PM - behind PC
    10:00 PM - still behind PC
    10:30-11:00 PM - bed time (not sleeping on keyboard > very remarkable)
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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    What the heck...and just so this makes sense to you all: I'm homeschooled.

    11PM- 8AM: Sleeping...
    8AM - 9AM: Listen to radio, check email, check IMs, post/read at SitePoint
    9AM - 10AM: Do a bit of design/programming if any needs to be done...checks email/SitePoint again.
    10AM - 11AM: Still havn't eaten anything...either have an early lunch, take a shower, or both.
    11AM - 12PM: Does math after much resistance...
    12PM - 2PM: Finishes up math, starts to read...either historical/political, or a Java book...sneak 15 minutes in to check email and post on SitePoint.
    3PM - 4PM: : Radio scheduling for the show I listened to from 8/9AM...calling people and booking them. I hate it, but I am getting the hang of it pretty well.
    4PM - 6PM: Basic wrap-up...finish up radio scheduling and other related things...check mail and post at SitePoint a few times.
    6PM - 7PM: Possibly go bowling or biking with a friend...if not, I chat online and work on my sites/other people's sites.
    7PM - 10PM: Ditto basically...but at a much faster pace. I get more done during those 3 hours than at any other time of the day.
    10PM - 11PM: Finish things up, perhaps watch some TV.

    That's it! However, my days vary tremendously...some days don't resemble this day at all...such is the life of a homeschooler...

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    lol, here's mine..
    8:00 wake up, think "oh no, I really must wake up earlier tomorrow".. dash to shower, request liquid refreshment (coffee) and food (approx 8x weetabix, as some of you know I live on a farm, so this is topped off with some lovely fresh creamy milk, not like the water from supermarkets//)
    8:20 leave for school
    1:20 Arrive home for lunch
    EAT EAT EAT EAT
    1:40 Check email
    Go back to school
    3:20 Arrive home
    5:20 Finish homework
    Sometimes play rugby, football, drink, pub etc with ppl from 'Young Farmers' (laugh if you want, but YOU WILL REGRET IT!! muhahahahaahaha)
    6:20 Computer
    10:20 bed

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    Originally posted by TWTCommish
    3PM - 4PM: : Radio scheduling for the show I listened to from 8/9AM...calling people and booking them. I hate it, but I am getting the hang of it pretty well.
    [/B]
    A radio show? huh? what show? confused.
    alright...to get the most use of this post, I might as well as add what I do...

    7:00 - wake up (If you can really call it that. It's more of a lay-in-bed-until-parents-yell-at-you-at-which-point-you-drowsely-wander-out-of-bed time)
    7:20 - shower
    7:30 - sit in a chair in a futile attempt to further wake up
    7:40 - get dressed for school/pack back pack
    8:00 - leave for school
    8:40 - At school
    3:00 - schools over. Check phone messages, head home
    3:30 - check email
    4:00 - website/SP
    6:00 - dinner
    7:00 - Watch a movie or TV or something
    10:00 - head towards bed
    12:00 - asleep

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    My dad has a morning radio show that I help out with...

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    I think I have you all beat...


    My computers always have at least one window open to the Forums 24 hours a day. Sometimes I have 2 open and then get confused as to which one I am working in.

    Lately I have been dedicating one window strictly for the Admin Control panel for quick little changes to the templates and the other to the Advisor's forum for help in there (not that there is anything too exciting in there).

    Add to that the fact that some people think I am a bot programmed by Kevin Yank and you know how bad it really is.
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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    LOL...we'll all be replaced by bots at some point anyway.

    Seriously though: did someone REALLY believe that? Who was it?

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    You guys are WAY too dedicated. BTW what is it like to be homeschooled? You don't seem to do much in terms of actual school work Do you follow the curriculum and will you take regular exams?

    Anyway this is me:

    8.30 ish - alarm goes off
    8.40 - alarm constantly goes off until I chuck it on floor and roll out of bed
    8.50 - I am out of the shower and deciding what to wear
    9.10 - make-up, do hair
    9.15 - eat breakfast - usually either toast/Special K or nothing if feeling particularly lazy
    9.30 ish - run out of the house, hop in car, drive 3 miles to work
    9.40 - drop stuff off in my office, grab my Milennium Bug mug and fill up with coffee (I hate the stuff but it wakes me up!)
    9.40 - 13.00 - check e-mail check Sitepoint
    1300 - 13.30 - eat lunch in front of PC
    13.30 - 18.30 - surf web, teach classess, do my work etc
    18.30 - go home (unless I am teaching 18.00 - 21.00)
    18.45 - 19.30 - cook, housework etc
    20.00 log onto PC, work watch TV at same time
    2.30 - bedtime!

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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    Originally posted by TWTCommish
    LOL...we'll all be replaced by bots at some point anyway.

    Seriously though: did someone REALLY believe that? Who was it?
    Actually I was referring to a post made by you at:
    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...?threadid=8943

    Actually, Wayne is a robot constructed by Kevin Yank that posts and moderates 24 hours a day. He's hooked up to a computer and does not need to be fed...at least that's the only logical explanation I can think of.

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    Oh, LOL...I'd forgotten.

    Originally posted by Nicky
    BTW what is it like to be homeschooled? You don't seem to do much in terms of actual school work Do you follow the curriculum and will you take regular exams?
    Hehe...well my work focuses a lot on job skills and computers. Education is good, but I think real world skills are more important. Despite having a mind for it, I'm bad at math and that is partially due to my giving more priority to my computer/work related things.

    I do, however, get a lot of reading and writing in. It's an odd path, but one I think will work. Homeschool is fabulous, by the way.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Will it not matter though that when it comes to going to college/work you need official qualifications?
    I agree with you that you need certain skills, but in the real world it is expected that you have a piece of paper to show you can do something.

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    Unfortunatly, the real world is shallow enough to depend on a diploma...because of that I might inch through college for that sole purpose. My basic plan is to try to have a job before college and not have to go...but of course if that fails, I'll have to go.

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    Uhh... the real world is shallow enough to depend on a diploma because that is the only real fairly non-subjective way to measure a persons intelligent/rdyness for a job. (Or to flip it around - how do we know that you learned anything in home schooling?)

    Anyway, a large part of college is to become a "well rounded individual" which is something that is hard (impossible) to do with pure home schooling. (I'm not saying that you can't get a good education with home schooling - you can - but it doesn't necessarily expose you to different view points: only your parent's.)

    Since this isn't a debate about home schooling here is my monday schedule (I'm in college):

    7:00: Crawl out of bed. Wake roommate who pretends to sleep.
    7:01: Shower, etc (takes awhile since the bathroom is far away and not very private.)
    7:30: Go eat breakfast. (Eggs, toast, french toast, hash browns, coffee, oj, doughnut)
    8:00: Run to class (Computer Sci 22H)
    8:50: Walk (or bike) back to dorm.
    9:00 - 10:00: Nap (since I'm still asleap at this point.)
    10:00 - 11:00: Email, etc
    11:00 - 11:50: Comp Sci Discussion (sometimes. okay. rarely. okay. only monday when we have quizes.)
    12:00 - 12:50: Comp Sci Lab (again. rarely go unless I need help.)
    1:00 - 1:30: "Nutritious" industrial strength lunch.
    2:00 - 2:50: Discrete Math Discussion (fun )
    3:30 - 4:50: Discrete Math Lecture - I get to join 300 of my closest friends and take a group nap.
    5:00: Exercise for at least 5 minutes
    6:00: Gourmet Dinner. Yum.
    6:45 - 8:00: Homework, hanging out, etc.
    9:00: Stream a movie (The Matrix last night) off the T3 lines.
    12:00 or 1:00: Bed.

    On Tues and Thurs I only have one class at 10 and on Friday I only have one class (at 8 ).

    Owen

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Owen

    Uhh... the real world is shallow enough to depend on a diploma because that is the only real fairly non-subjective way to measure a persons intelligent/rdyness for a job. (Or to flip it around - how do we know that you learned anything in home schooling?)
    Wha? Isn't that what the job interview is for? Heck, gimme a pop quiz and see if I know my stuff and whether or not you like my personality. That's all that should matter. Diplomas grant employers a false sense of safety.

    I think we all know that good help truly is hard to find these days...and those who hire people based on results and skills rather than awards and honors will enjoy a significant advantage over their competitors.

    Originally posted by Owen

    Anyway, a large part of college is to become a "well rounded individual" which is something that is hard (impossible) to do with pure home schooling. (I'm not saying that you can't get a good education with home schooling - you can - but it doesn't necessarily expose you to different view points: only your parent's.)
    I will concede that in a fair amount of homeschooler enviroments, this is the case...but not with myself personally. I'm raised in a Christian home, yet I am encouraged to read things like "Why I Am Not a Christian", by Bertrand Russell. I'm also introduced to many influential people in and around Pittsburgh...

    ...basically, instead of interacting with kids at school (although don't get me wrong...I have a few friends, and one of them which I consider a lifelong friend), I interact with adults...mostly in the workplace. We're all GOING to be adults, and I think it makes plenty of sense to focus on being around them. They have more to teach me anyway.

    And no, no, I'm not saying friends serve no purpose, or anything of the sort. Sometimes I feel the urge to play videogames or go bowling, and going with an adult wouldnt' be much fun....but in terms of preparing myself for life and being a well-rounded person, I think talking with and being around adults will help me more than other kids for the most part.

    Anyway, like I said, the only thing that will stop me from going to college is being hired beforehand at a solid job, or something like that. I'm lucky enough to have a father who knows a lot of people, it's just a matter of learning the programming languages/various other skills.

    I definetly respect where you're coming from though...but I have to believe that in the end, skills will win out over diplomas.


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