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The Hot Seat is a desk chair. It connects to your computer.
When you start a new project, the Hot Seat finds out when it's
due, and how close it is to completion. Thereafter, every
time you work on the project, the Hot Seat heats up to a
certain temperature depending on a ratio of percent
to due date. If you pace yourself and don't
procrastinate, the seat will be comfortably warm. If you save
all the work until the day before it needs to be done, your ass
will be lightly toasted, and a fake parchment fire will begin
to blow under the chair. As no one enjoys a sweaty bum (if
it's their own), this should provide ample motivation to get
your work done early.
Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal
Scary, but true. [8th of 7, Oct 02 2010]
||Wouldn't work for Real Programmers ...
||"Real Programmer..... tends to make things more challenging by working on some small ... part of the problem for the first nine weeks, then finishing .... in two or three 50-hour marathons."
||It sounds like programmers behave as if they were
experiencing and reacting to one of these hot
||Unless one knew the exact level of work needed to
keep the heat comfortable, the system would have
to give regular feedback (heat) to the worker,
wouldn't it? Or should I have just assumed a self-
correction system built-in?
||I guess I'm just obsessing over details. Like what if
the workers speed up to get something done early?
Does the hot seat care?
||If you get it done ahead of time, It's just a normal chair. Or
maybe you get the ability to manually adjust the temperature
to your own preference.
||Still wonder about the self-correction issue. The
worker gets hot if he falls behind.
||How does seat let the worker know he is on-schedule?
||There should be a zone in the center of the chair that DOESN'T heat up; that of course being the precious real estate that the "boys" are resting on. You wouldn't want to cook 'em, would you? I wouldn't care if you lit my ass on fire (as it has been on a number of occasions), just don't pick on the boys...