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Have you ever "done" stuff on the Internet while not sober?

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The Boozernet...
« on: September 16, 2011, 09:15:39 AM »
Have you ever posted or bought on the Internet anything not sober? (Drunk or high -- doesn't matter.)

I know some here have. ;)

I was just checking email and saw a domain renewal notice for "whatireallythink.info"... Yeah... Must have had a few when I bought that one. :P

Heck, while I'm only a few in, I managed to buy in-game credit for a game I play... to the tune of $125. But it's a 40% bonus right now... Should I get another couple sets of credit? It's reusable across games when they end...

So, c'mon... come clean... ;D :P

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 10:48:58 AM »
I don't tend to post anymore when tipsy, in years past I've probably regretted one or two drunken posts.  Off hand I can't think of any purchases, at least not any I later regretted.

I do however very often play Starcraft 2 online while quite drunk. Needless to say I lose a lot of those games very badly.

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 10:53:52 AM »
I don't tend to post anymore when tipsy, in years past I've probably regretted one or two drunken posts.  Off hand I can't think of any purchases, at least not any I later regretted.

I do however very often play Starcraft 2 online while quite drunk. Needless to say I lose a lot of those games very badly.

Hahahaha~! :)

I try not to post... but it happens... And I try not to buy anything... but it happens... Over all there, I'm doing pretty well. But still, it's the posts that I hate clicking "Submit" or "Post" on. Pretty rare, but it happens.

For purchases, no regrets so far. For posts... can't say that... :(
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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 11:07:53 AM »
I don't often drink. I can count the number of times in the last 15 years on one hand. And I get drunk even less than that. And I have a firm belief that computers and booze don't mix*, so there will be no drunk coding, posting, gaming, online shopping or anything else from me...ever.


*You aren't supposed to operate heavy machinery while under the influence. Since I can't lift it over my head with one hand I have never regarded my computer as being particularly light.

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 11:13:29 AM »
If it's after 12 on a Saturday...  :drinksmiley:


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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 11:30:29 AM »
I don't often drink. I can count the number of times in the last 15 years on one hand. And I get drunk even less than that. And I have a firm belief that computers and booze don't mix*, so there will be no drunk coding, posting, gaming, online shopping or anything else from me...ever.


*You aren't supposed to operate heavy machinery while under the influence. Since I can't lift it over my head with one hand I have never regarded my computer as being particularly light.


Oh good lord... I certainly can't say that.

I coded a CMS way back in 2002 or so where a partner had promised some things, delivered on nothing, and I was held holding the ball. I did nothing but code and sleep for a few weeks at home then. Wake up, start coding, start drinking, keep coding until I had to sleep, rinse, repeat. Half was coded while half lit, and thanks to how I was doing things, there were no "drunk" mistakes or bugs. I did a lot of drunk coding, but it all worked in the end. :)

I don't do that anymore. That was an extreme circumstance. Thankfully I've not had to deal with that sort of nonsense since. :)

(I only drink at night, and never during the day. Just one of those things.)
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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 11:42:54 AM »
Speaking of drunk coding, I've often found that when a bit tipsey I actually quite enjoy working on a tedious or mundane bit of code which I was otherwise putting off. Only works for a very low level drunk and it's not really something I would set out to do in advance.

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 12:01:29 PM »
Speaking of drunk coding, I've often found that when a bit tipsey I actually quite enjoy working on a tedious or mundane bit of code which I was otherwise putting off. Only works for a very low level drunk and it's not really something I would set out to do in advance.

+1 Been there many (Um..) a few times myself... ;)

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 01:05:51 PM »
This reminded me of a documentary on meth I recently saw. There's a local equivalent in the Far East called Ya ba that's especially popular with guys who do mundane jobs like painting - the guys who did it could go on for days without a break. Guess all stimulants work the same way. I feel like the living dead in the morning till I've had a good shot of coffee.

Drunk posting - sure, why not?  :D


OT - Freaky meth video (NSFW)


If anyone here codes something while high on meth, I'd give a lot to run it!  ;D


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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 03:47:08 PM »
It's different in the "systems" end of the shark tank.

Anybody who lays hands on a server or network device while loaded up with "Dutch Courage" is either: (a) crazy (b) has a death wish; or, (c) has really really really good Errors & Omissions insurance coverage. Coverage which is about to get significantly more expensive when it next comes up for renewal - assuming your policy provider decides to renew.
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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 04:03:59 PM »
Everything's better with vodka.  Especially code.  ;D

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2011, 06:42:33 PM »
And I get drunk even less than that. And I have a firm belief that computers and booze don't mix*, so there will be no drunk coding, posting, gaming, online shopping or anything else from me...ever.

Gotta agree with App.

FWIW (and all kidding aside) I can honestly say I never met anybody I liked more with a drink in them than without. Especially if they happened to be female.

But maybe that's just me?  :)



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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2011, 07:18:19 PM »
And I get drunk even less than that. And I have a firm belief that computers and booze don't mix*, so there will be no drunk coding, posting, gaming, online shopping or anything else from me...ever.

Gotta agree with App.

FWIW (and all kidding aside) I can honestly say I never met anybody I liked more with a drink in them than without. Especially if they happened to be female.

But maybe that's just me?  :)




Psht.  You've not experienced some of the nightmares I have in consulting.  Some of the code drives you to drink.  Not necessarily get drunk... but it does take the edge off...

...or is that you off the edge...

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2011, 07:37:54 PM »
Psht.  You've not experienced some of the nightmares I have in consulting.  Some of the code drives you to drink.

ROFLMAO!

That's probably why, when I reached a career crossroad many years ago, I went down the systems rather than the dev path. Especially after a previous three year foray into code development.
 ;D

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2011, 10:58:44 PM »
You think I kid... from some production code...

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2011, 04:34:13 AM »
Me and my imaginary friends don't drink or get high. But i have this insomnia issue and have no idea what tyler does on the internet when he takes over.  :P

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 08:55:02 AM »
Psht.  You've not experienced some of the nightmares I have in consulting.  Some of the code drives you to drink.

ROFLMAO!

That's probably why, when I reached a career crossroad many years ago, I went down the systems rather than the dev path. Especially after a previous three year foray into code development.
 ;D

Given that I (albeit foolishly) straddled the two of them ... I gotta back wraith on this.  And frankly some of the stuff I've seen in systems makes it really hard not to come unwound...without a bracer.

(Highlight from just this week) Production system/doctor's office, using software RAID1. Nobody (No-Body...) in the whole damn place thought to wonder (or even notice) the flashing red text POST Error Message: RAID MIRROR DEGRADED ... In the Past Three Years!!!

Now as luck would have it (or not.) it was just a power cable. But when said power cable was plugged back in. Both drives commenced to assume that they were the now rather obviously badly degraded RAID Mirror. So now it's a 50/50 on which side wins/boots everytime you start the machine. Yeah!

Data Peek-A-Boo.

I need a drink.

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2011, 09:33:12 AM »
You think I kid... from some production code...

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You mean that literally?


But at the moment, I'm on #4, and just smoking in the zone! I'm getting a truckload of coding done! :D
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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2011, 10:56:40 AM »
You mean that literally?

Unfortunately, I do.  I ripped it out corrected it, but still...

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2011, 02:57:24 PM »
Not drunk, but if you see me logged in on the IRC channel after 7 AM on a Sunday, chances are the whole night was spent with a beer on hand. So, not drunk, just "happy" :D

When actually drunk, my thoughts are all focused on how nice my bed feels ;D
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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2011, 09:35:58 AM »
I'm never sober when posting here!

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2011, 10:02:11 AM »
I'm never sober when posting here!

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2011, 10:21:11 AM »
That's why.  :P

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2011, 11:58:38 AM »
Yet another one of several reasons why I seldom go to chat rooms. Suboptimal signal to noise ratio.  8)

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Re: The Boozernet...
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2011, 09:30:30 AM »
Yeah, I just REALLY stuffed up.
Normally I stick to easy stuff after a few drinks, but someone was insisting that I pay an outstanding running account. I wanted to wait until I saw them and use my card, but they insisted, so I transferred it. I put a description of 'that shut you up?' and sent.
Ummmm, accounts are managed by the head boss, who I did NOT want to annoy. Unfortunately I did. A lot. I hope this works out smoother than it was earlier. I promised him a case of beer.