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Discussion on: Do you associate music with any fond coding memories?

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Mitch Pomery (he/him)

I was working on a university assignment one night writing a compression algorithm and had a Pirate Metal playlist pumping. I think I was working on some Bit to Byte conversion stuff at the time and write buffers to make it more performant. I remember finishing that, rattling my now empty can of energy drink and thinking "That was a good solid 3 or 4 hours of coding, I got a heap done, I should take a break". Then I looked at the clock; it had only been 30 minutes. I don't think I've ever experienced the same flow since, but Pirate Metal is my go to when I want to drown out the world and work now.

Not for coding, but I listened to a lot of Daft Punk while studying and doing practice exams in high school and uni. In the end I had One More Time on repeat to the point where when I would be tap my feet to the tune for the entire time I was in the exam room. I still put One More Time on repeat when I need music to help me zone out and work through something.

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Dalmo Mendonça

What Pirate Metal bands do you listen to? I can listen to Alestorm all day while programming. The only other I know is Swashbuckle and I find it distracting with their shorter songs.

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Mitch Pomery (he/him)

Mainly Alestorm. I don't generally pick my bands but instead use Youtube playlists and Spotify radios.