It occurred to me while I was responding to questions in an interview. The interviewer mentioned there that I have been a programmer for a decade. This didn’t sound correct, so I made a quick calculation in my head and fixed it: it's actually been 18 years.
Eighteen years of being a programmer! Wow. I started at age 15, now I am 33; that makes it 18 years. Huge!
Some people are not even that old.
Some serious statistics:
- Programmer period of my life is longer than non-programmer period (18y vs. 15y)
- If I spent 10 hours of programming per day on average, that's 65,700 hours of nonstop programming, or 6,570 days
- If I wrote 100 lines of code per day, that's 657,000 lines of code during my whole life
- That would make a book with 13,140 pages
- Or 43 books, each one having 300 pages
- If I would be making just the minimum US wage, I would make $420,480
- If I spent all that time just walking, it would be 328,500 kilometers
- That's 8x Earth's circumference
- Or 85% of the distance between Earth and its Moon
- Or 0.22% of the distance between Earth and the Sun
Curiosity at the end: I still have spent more time sleeping than programming! It’s funny though…
- Total Hours Programming: 65,700 hours
- Total Time Asleep? 96,360 hours!