My daily routine as a programmer (for software engineers)by Chris KeelingNovember 5, 2019100 Comments No related posts. 100 thoughts on “My daily routine as a programmer (for software engineers)” Joe August 3, 2019 at 6:43 am I want to be a programmer but this seems like a sad life 🙁 Reply Golan Klinger August 3, 2019 at 7:20 am This diatibe is filled with nonsensical generalizations. Reply Peter Petrakis August 3, 2019 at 4:49 pm keto diet is fat powered and eliminates hunger so you can literally skip lunch, avoid the 2PM slump, and have consistent energy all day long. Reply Aa AA August 3, 2019 at 10:44 pm No wonder U don’t have a life LOL Reply Akmon Ra August 4, 2019 at 6:45 am 4:30 I'm gonna say "Chipotle" that way from now on. Reply MugenTJ August 4, 2019 at 11:30 am This guy is almost the comedian I want to be. Reply Nikolay Frick August 4, 2019 at 3:56 pm No friends, no life, no lunch and no wife 🙂 Reply gwho August 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm "if you have more than five friends I will probably just show you out the door" "go to skillshare where you can learn skills like how to make friends" 😆🤣🤐😅 Reply gwho August 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm "if you have more than five friends I will probably just show you out the door" "go to skillshare where you can learn skills like how to make friends" 😆🤣🤐😅 Reply Ivan M August 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm I'm not always 100% sure if he is joking or being serious. Reply web_dev 2019 August 6, 2019 at 4:40 am You should try bang energy drinks tech lead. Not just for energy but they really enhance your brain function 🙂 Love your videos. Hope you’re doing okay these days after your wife left. Stay strong Reply Vladimir Susanu August 7, 2019 at 4:08 pm feels bad man, if you have more than 5 friends to not get the opportunity, what a cruel world .. 😉 Reply Dr. Dan Lawrence August 7, 2019 at 10:47 pm Great advice in the middle here that is applicable to many other fields of work and disciplines. Most people can't do anything consistently well or with high levels of concentration for more than two or three hours. You need to break up your day and refresh your mind. Reply Alena Ariel August 8, 2019 at 6:12 pm Can you do a video about friends/social life etc? For example Are friends worth it? Acquaintances etc Reply Erwin Tio August 9, 2019 at 12:32 am You dont really need that brain cell lol Reply Jun Chen August 9, 2019 at 10:34 pm How do you prioritize tasks if your team uses Agile, and tasks are prioritized by the Product Manager? Also, in such cases, tasks are expected to be taken by priority order by whoever frees up first. Reply Barry Tran August 10, 2019 at 8:59 am TechLead: “how many friends do you have?” Me: “5” TechLead: “Welcome aboard” Me: “thanks so much, I believe we will become good friends” TechLead: “that will be 6, I’m sorry please leave” Reply Agustin Villagomez August 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm TechLead You're doing it all wrong. Alcohol >> Coffee Reply b_tol java August 12, 2019 at 9:19 am Nice coffee master Reply Vivian Xu August 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm Thanks for this video. I've started to feel recently that my lifestyle is just not optimized for productive programming and your advice has really grounded that unsettling feeling. Will be making the appropriate changes from here on out 😊 Reply Jack Gonsalves August 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm “Chip-otles” lol Reply G S. August 12, 2019 at 4:16 pm Tech-lead: What is programming? Reply Demonwicked August 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm Have you read "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" tldr: exercise is great for the brain! Reply Jose Valencia August 13, 2019 at 2:26 am I dont get it what happened to the guy drinking tons of diet coke did he get cancer? Reply Gabi Rican August 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm What about mid-day shut-eye? I find it pretty beneficial if/when possible. Reply Filip Bekić August 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm I can't agree more with you 😀 Reply Avantasia. G August 17, 2019 at 2:14 pm All my friends come from drug. poor. fight.they dont read books but some of them make money by doing illegal things.So nearly i have 0 friends. Should i keep these friends or not? Reply turbine August 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm Standing desks Reply soaky1 August 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm "ChiPUDDLES"–Chipotle for programmers Reply Nonickname August 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm Where do you working now, TechLead? Make video about please 🙂 Reply John N August 21, 2019 at 4:28 am don't eat..don't have friends..don't leave to do anything. And you know what he's actually correct. I need at least 3 hrs to get in that Goldie locs zone. Reply John N August 21, 2019 at 4:34 am Yes what he's saying about the break is insane. When you hit a wall on the analytical side of things, you need to semi-consciously think about the problems in a more abstract way. This is almost always how I solve problems Reply Sinisa Tadic August 21, 2019 at 11:06 am Hi! I am a SW engineer. I must say that my daily routines meet many of your suggestions (strict time slots for coding, drinking habits and having a proper rest etc.) Discipline and good habits matter! Thank you for this video! Greetings from Belgrade and Budapest. Reply Jashua White August 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm Spot on. Reply Rob Notwicz August 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm This is one of the most depressing videos I've ever seen Reply Planet Awesome August 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm i just created a new DLL Reply Shiyuan Zhang August 25, 2019 at 3:28 am His tips are pretty general, not just for programmer. Like student, researchers are all same on this… Reply Artiom August 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm Is there a particular daily planning tool that you use? Thanks. Reply Austin Dobbins August 26, 2019 at 3:08 am “Substance abuse is a some bitch but if devs don’t drink coffee I won’t even consider hiring. “ My motto is devs aren’t creative if they don’t occasionally dabble In cannabis or other stronger non toxic psychedelics. Coffee is alright too for hustling, not stepping away from the code mentally Reply FLAMESIS August 27, 2019 at 11:21 am Coffee is stupid. I love water and I approve this message. Reply captainnoyaux August 27, 2019 at 7:08 pm @TechLead in a video you said that you take breaks every 30 minutes and here you say to work for 2-3 hours blocs ? How do you manage this duality ? Work on the same thing for 2-3 hours by 30 minutes bursts ? Reply Ravenex2 August 28, 2019 at 3:16 pm Water is better than tea and coffee for being hydrated and healthy……..it's your general diet that determines your internal health. Good sleep is important for being alert and not spamming caffeine every second of the day. What matters is how productive people are and generally health is attributed to that and good work habits/good work environment. Reply trailerman August 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm Closed the tab at 10:26 when he said Skill Share! Saved myself those valuable seconds! Reply Parabalani August 29, 2019 at 9:55 pm 8:40 LOOOOOL Reply Adam 1099 August 30, 2019 at 9:32 am Homeboi said half a movie 💀💀💀💀 love you techlead never change pls Reply Montaser Qasem August 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm I've came to the conclusion that this guy might be an ex google tech lead Reply Chounoki August 30, 2019 at 6:32 pm Caffeine WILL damage your brain, just not as potent as heroin. Be aware. Reply ryusekai August 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm How many friends I have or if I drink coffee has no bearing on if I would make a good employee. That's a dumb interview question. Reply Silly Buttons September 1, 2019 at 9:11 am This was inspiring Reply Patryk September 1, 2019 at 9:26 pm hey I wont agree about alcohol because a little amount of wine would help you relax and help improve blood flow to your brain which will give you more oxygen and sugar into your brain cells Reply Encular JS September 2, 2019 at 10:46 am drugs are for losers. so is coffee. Reply tr233 September 2, 2019 at 3:10 pm lol my priority watch techlead whole day 😉 Reply Rex Raphael September 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm I think old friends are always most likely your only friends Reply douggiedinosaur September 2, 2019 at 9:17 pm ^ this video and "How to be more productive (my secrets to being highly . . ." is full of really useful info and advice for programmers. Reply mmm bbb September 2, 2019 at 10:55 pm I've never heard anyone else mention the blocks. You are the tech lead. after couple years … organizing the day into four, two hour blocks. As an ic with few meetings, found it to be good for hitting time estimates and showing progress by eod, eow. Hmm. Reply Gus Sanz September 3, 2019 at 12:39 am chipatols?????? Reply Dull Bananas September 4, 2019 at 3:13 am Fortnite badPHP bad Reply Mort Kebab September 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm One meal a day is best. Reply Ethnic Therapy September 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm Never felt so good, for not having a lot of friends. Reply pureum kim September 5, 2019 at 6:37 am Same thing with research, you need 2-3 hrs to think things through and get things done- Takes more time run analysis after interruption- Reply Rishi Sanas September 5, 2019 at 5:02 pm I like your tshirt Reply methodinsane September 5, 2019 at 7:25 pm I wish I had more coding at work and that when I do I'm not bombarded with people annoying me and constantly asking me questions. Especially my scrum master. Yes I saw the fricking email, you don't need to ask me every bloody 5 minutes. Reply solo tex September 5, 2019 at 11:08 pm Bed at midnight wow! What time did you get to the job on avg. Reply Bryan September 6, 2019 at 12:52 am How much sugar do you put in your coffee? Reply Gregg Leventhal September 6, 2019 at 11:34 pm Great advice! Reply Gregg Leventhal September 7, 2019 at 12:18 am He has lunch at "Chipotuls" lol. Reply Innocentius Lacrim September 9, 2019 at 8:36 pm That sounds almost exactly how I use my time when doing consulting when on intellectually hard projects. On easier projects it is different, but when I need to really push it, then there is no alternative to the deep focus "blocks of time". Reply FabShirls September 10, 2019 at 8:55 am I am not even a tech person, just learnt how to do small things like wordpress sites etc, but I find myself watching your Chanel, I think its your voice, It speaks to me, I am amazed as to how I leave your videos playing and sometimes plugged in my ears while working and am not bored. I have stopped many videos unconsciously from playing but yours is the opposite. Good job. Reply The Whiz Kid September 11, 2019 at 9:26 am Genius Reply Johnson McBig September 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm I have 0 friends. Do I get the job? Reply Karl P September 15, 2019 at 6:34 am I find hammering booze frees up my creative thinking at night. I would never drink on the job or wake up still pissed, but my best creative and productive thoughts come to me mid-evening over a good whiskey and water. Reply Saumya Pandey September 17, 2019 at 8:55 pm Interviewer: How many friends do you have?Me: Was it >=5 or >5!! Reply jfeiow lqqmwl September 18, 2019 at 5:43 pm 4:30 Did he pronounce "Chipotle" "Chip-pot-tle"? Reply As a masculine presenting transgender lesbian September 19, 2019 at 10:11 am I punished my brain partying on ecstasy for 10 years, I learned programming when I was 28 while I was drunk and I'm drinking now while planning a new business venture. I have terrible short term memory but amazing cognitive ability to solve problems, connect the dots through patterns and learn & apply new techniques. I'm a senior frontend architect at a global company… go figure… Reply 2007suprasport September 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm Ha!!!!! How many fwends you have? ..5 I might just walk you out there Door right there!!😹😹😹😹 Reply 2007suprasport September 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm You don't really need that many Brain cells 😹😹 Reply OneManShow September 23, 2019 at 9:22 pm Ex Google tech lead? Lolz… I only respect ex Facebook tech leads. Reply DocLois2010 September 24, 2019 at 1:26 am Great stuff TechLead. This also applies to being a professional researcher. Reply Greg Erlandson September 25, 2019 at 3:18 am As a former football player working in software, I feel attacked. Reply Joey Mantka September 25, 2019 at 7:26 pm It's so good to be working at company where the result is the only thing they are checking and not how many hours you are working and even if you did something or did not do something the entire day. I think that's the way to a good work-life balance for a software engineer. Also we don't need anyone who checks our work every single fucking day and checking the status. Just give us the project.. let us estimate how much time we need to finish it, then wait until it is done. At the end of it all. You're happy, you're client is happy, everyone is happy. If you found a company that let's you do that and pays you decently, then congratulations.. your life is good as a software engineer. Reply priceandpride September 29, 2019 at 2:53 am Seriously who are hear people with more than 5 friends ? Reply Ang Li Kai September 29, 2019 at 8:04 am Àbout the coffee thing, it is for weak software engineer, it gets the brain some boost then deep slope down. Further coffee is addictive, it damages your brain over the long run. A real software engineer who loves their brain and mind do not depend on caffeine, try vit B12. Reply Daniel Berry September 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm "Nobody measures your time. Nobody counts the number of hours you work." You and I have not worked for the same companies, clearly. 😀 I agree that is how it should be though. Reply Farah Kulsum September 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm I am sorry to say this, but this is very messed up. A lot of things you said can lead to people burning out soon, and the focus of interview questions on one's personal life is supernegative. Reply Md. Mehrab Haque October 1, 2019 at 2:56 pm I eat popcorn while coding,will TechLead fire me ? Reply Snoozer October 7, 2019 at 1:43 am How many friends do you have? Coffee. You started yesterday. Reply lifestyledotcool October 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm Is all of that ironic? Reply Osvaldo Calles October 12, 2019 at 11:02 pm TechLead : how about on weekends ? how do you spend your time ? Reply Vadua October 13, 2019 at 11:03 am I love the way you think it's so similar to me and gives hope that my vision will come true instead of just straight grinding Reply Cobi Simon October 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm He says "Ex-Google Techlead" everytime just to taunt Facebook! lol Reply L J October 14, 2019 at 11:34 pm What happened to the diet coke guy because im doing that now LOL Reply qyahb October 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm I figured out your points sometime ago. Reply BakaDemi October 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm 4:30 chipottles Reply B88 October 17, 2019 at 7:16 am In short. If you guys wanna have lots of friends, fun, amazing experiences, in short, a good life, try something else Reply Danila Plee October 17, 2019 at 8:01 pm hey, TechLead, can you please make a video what to do if you are a senior tech lead with multiple completed projects in the company and have basically nothing to do most of the time because you are on "support" 🙂 Reply FAHA SHARAPOV October 18, 2019 at 5:25 am Thanks for your posted youtube videos. Definitely, there is so much to learn from you. Reply Derp Cookies October 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm "…Cashier, a waiter, football player… you don't really need that many brain cells…" My sides! lol Reply Per Andersson October 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm I don't understand why you only have 256 gb ssd drive, for coding why? Reply SysQuatch November 1, 2019 at 10:44 am What about cocaine? Reply Mercy Me November 4, 2019 at 6:56 am I feel like this is on point with Mad Magazine. 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