Keithius, the Barefoot Programmer

Call me “the barefoot programmer.”

Actually, that’s not 100% accurate – I only go barefoot during the summertime. It’s just more comfortable – and it helps you stay cool.

Of course, since I work from home, this is not a problem. (It’s nice when the buns come by and say hi – they rub against my feet!)

A lot has been written already about keeping programmers comfortable while they work – volumes have been written about selecting a good chair, a good desk, an ergonomic keyboard, etc. And it goes without saying that programmers – who are more often than not “geeks” – hate formal clothing. So it should be no surprise that being barefoot while programming seems like a logical progression to me.

I also have a tendency to sit cross-legged in my chair from time to time, instead of in the “normal” way. I know it’s terribly bad posture, but sometimes I just need to change my position. And it’s much easier to sit cross-legged when you have bare feet.

Oh – and lest anyone get any funny ideas, my feet are the only part of me that’s “bare” while I work. Jeans/shorts and t-shirts are the order of the day.

So how do you sit while you’re working?

By Keith Survell

Geek, professional programmer, amateur photographer, crazy rabbit guy, only slightly obsessed with cute things.

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