Thursday, March 24, 2005

Q: Is The Coding Slave Quiz still available?

A: Yes, you can take the Coding Slave Quiz by doing the following:

1. Go to
2. Click the Enter title on the middle left of the home page.
3. Then click, Take the Quiz, on the top of the navigation menu on the left hand side of the page.

Here is the summary of The Coding Slave Quiz as of 9:30 PM 3/24/2005.

1. Do you labor in an environment where the primary source of light is flourescent?
Yes: 76%
No: 17%
Dunno: 5%

2. Are you overweight due to lack of exercise and movement?
Yes: 60%
No: 33%
Dunno: 5%

3. Does your behind hurt from sitting in a chair all day?
Yes: 58%
No: 34%
Dunno: 6%

4. Do you talk about yourself and the others with whom you work as "Resources"?
Yes: 48%
No: 44%
Dunno: 7%

5. Have you been avoiding speaking to a client or end user in the last 5 years?
Yes: 50%
No: 42%
Dunno: 7%

6. Are forced to create a lame system, about which you haven't any input on requirements or design, that will be associated with you forever?
Yes: 59%
No: 32%
Dunno: 8%

7. Do you find yourself writing code that has been written 1000 times before, just to provide a trace amount of intellectual stimulation?
Yes: 57%
No: 35%
Dunno: 7%

8. Do you wear jeans to work on Friday only?
Yes: 24%
No: 67%
Dunno: 7%

9. Do you have frequent fantasies about intimate human contact (physical and otherwise) within your work environment, yet in reality have little or none at all?
Yes: 39%
No: 50%
Dunno: 9%

10. Do you work in a cube that others have made for you?
Yes: 50%
No: 41%
Dunno: 7%

11. Are you afraid of or resentful about your supervisor?
Yes: 32%
No: 57%
Dunno: 9%

12. Do you spend more time writing code you hate than with your loved ones?
Yes: 54%
No: 36%
Dunno: 8%

13. Do you find yourself thinking that you'll get it right on the next version?
Yes: 66%
No: 24%
Dunno: 8%

14. Do you find yourself fearing a new technology because you don't have the time or desire to learn it?
Yes: 39%
No: 51%
Dunno: 8%

15. Do you have more than $1000 in credit card debt?
Yes: 43%
No: 48%
Dunno: 7%

16. Are you dissatisfied with your sex life?
Yes: 51%
No: 37%
Dunno: 10%

17. Do you find yourself fearing that if you go to a meeting and say what's really on your mind, you'll get into trouble?
Yes: 59%
No: 32%
Dunno: 8%

18. Are you afraid of losing your possessions?
Yes: 41%
No: 49%
Dunno: 9%

19. Have you ever had to change plans in order to work over time?
Yes: 72%
No: 19%
Dunno: 8%

20. Do you find Dilbert funny, but know in your heart that it's really much, much worse?
Yes: 74%
No: 13%
Dunno: 12%


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling it a "Quiz" implies that there will be answers, or some sort of analysis at the end - like an IQ test. I think you should call this the "Coding Slave Poll."

9:39 AM  
Blogger Bob Reselman said...

Yes, poll is a much more accurate term. Thanks for making the sugggestion. I will make the adjustment.

9:47 AM  

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