Stress for Computer Programmers

September 12, 2008 at 3:38 am (Article)

What is a stress?

Stress is the consequence of the failure to adapt to change, specifically the inability to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.[1] Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and accelerated heart rate.

What are the sources of stress?
According to my officemates here are the sources of stress.
1. Boyfriend/girlfriend. ( demanding partners)
2. Family ( if you are a breadwinner of the family)
3. Tax (deductions to your salary every payday is too much because of your tax)
4. Deadlines (meeting your deadlines)
5. Sourcecode, Bug(for programmers)
6. Specs ( client specs, what they want to add in the next release)
7. Release ( release of product that are not yet tested)
8. Neighbors ( noisy neighbors)
9. Clients/ Customers ( customers are always right)
10. Financial Status

What are the ways to relieve your stress?

1. Playing PSP or computer games.
2. Watching funny videos in youtube
3. Go to starbucks and buy coffee.
4. Go to some bar and drink alcoholic drink but not too much because it can cause you another stress.
5. Sing your favorite song in a loud voice..
6. etc..

Here’s a another interesting article titled “Memo to my Managers”.. It was forwarded by my friend..

Memo to my Managers – the ‘Rules’…

1.Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4pm and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
2.If it’s a really rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to enquire how it’s going. That helps. Or even better, hover behind me, advising me at every keystroke.
3.Always leave without telling anyone where you’re going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
4.If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books or supplies, don’t open the door for me. I need to learn how to open doors with no arms in case I should ever be injured and lose all use of my limbs.
5.If you give me more than one job to do, don’t tell me which is the priority. I am psychic.
6.If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. If that gets out it could mean a promotion for me.
7.On the other hand, if you don’t like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversations; I was born to be whipped.
8.If you have special instructions for a job, don’t write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done. No use confusing me with useful information.
9.Never introduce me to the people you’re with. I have no right to know anything. In the corporate food chain, I am plankton. And anyway, when you refer to these people later, my shrewd powers of deduction will identify them.
10.Be nice to me only when the job I’m doing for you could really change your life and send you straight to manager’s hell.
11.Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and its nice to know someone is less fortunate. I especially like the story about you having to pay so much tax on your salary.
12.Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been or what I did wrong eight months ago. Give me a mediocre performance rating, or better still, keep postponing the review meeting. I’m not here for the money anyway.

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Greedy Relative…

August 8, 2008 at 2:15 am (Article, Uncategorized)

How can you define greedy ? “well in my case, these are the people who were allowed to BORROW a property which they didn’t pay any amount for to the owner and the government, yet without etiquette and without word of honor, they deliberately refused to remove their belongings in the time due for them to move out. ” Building their house is only permitted by the owner. But the garage is too much. But because the owner is too kind, he asked that greedy person to sign a contract that if he wants to get that piece of land pertaining to the garage he can get that without any problem.. Years passed, the owner decided to get that piece of land because he wants to build a small office in that space.. Because they refused to remove their garage, the owner filed a case against his relative. But the greedy relative also filed a case of human rights..

“Human rights? WHAT A SHAMELESS PEOPLE? How could they file a violation of human rights! To my knowledge, the violation done is them COVETING OUR PROPERTY and AND ABUSING OUR GENEROSITY! The owner, of course, never failed to spend so much on the maintenance of that lot and these greedy people only covet it!

That’s not only a sin against society but also violates God’s commandment “thou shall not covet thy neighbors property”

Plus, it is also a form of stealing!

According to republic act no 386:


Ownership may be exercised over things or rights. (n)

Art. 428. The owner has the right to enjoy and dispose of a thing, without other limitations than those established by law.

The owner has also a right of action against the holder and possessor of the thing in order to recover it. (348a)

Art. 429. The owner or lawful possessor of a thing has the right to exclude any person from the enjoyment and disposal thereof. For this purpose, he may use such force as may be reasonably necessary to repel or prevent an actual or threatened unlawful physical invasion or usurpation of his property. (n)

Art. 430. Every owner may enclose or fence his land or tenements by means of walls, ditches, live or dead hedges, or by any other means without detriment to servitudes constituted thereon. (388)

Art. 431. The owner of a thing cannot make use thereof in such manner as to injure the rights of a third person. (n)

Art. 433. Actual possession under claim of ownership raises disputable presumption of ownership. The true owner must resort to judicial process for the recovery of the property. (n)

Art. 434. In an action to recover, the property must be identified, and the plaintiff must rely on the strength of his title and not on the weakness of the defendant’s claim. (n)

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