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People often come by my desk and I’m staring off into space and they wonder what I’m doing… I’m coding.

This is exactly right. I often code in the shower, while I’m taking a walk, while I’m resting, etc. That’s because thinking is about 90% of the equation.

Another great quote from that article:

“Software programming is not typing.”
-Anonymous Female Programmer (which we need more of… the female part, not the anonymous part.)