2. The big picture
Nothing like turning to the best your industry has to offer for inspiration. When writers need a boost, they read great literary works. Graphic designers head to the art museum. So watch the blockbuster movie Avatar undefined a technical wonder undefined and remember you run with the cool crowd.
3. All hail Steve Jobs
Super heroes are a great source of inspiration. For techies, this means Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Buy a Steve Jobs plush doll and sit him atop your monitor, then let his fierce gaze ward off any feelings of laziness. Fear can be a great motivator.
4. Nexus Tech
Feeling feeble? Pick up a Nexus One smartphone and get strong again. This cutting-edge technology will inspire you to do great things. Stealing a line from Roy Batty, the Nexus-6 replicant in Blade Runner, "C'mon, show me what you're made of."Related stories: Google Nexus One reviewGoogle Nexus One vs Apple iPhone
5. Office motivation from Office Space
We all need daily reminders of how good we actually have it. Hang a framed picture of Samir Nagheenanajar of Office Space on your cubicle wall and recall his inspiring words about having a programmer job: "I should be so lucky!"
6. Release work stress with a submachine gun
There's something about the smell of napalm in the morning. Work out your aggressions with a Mini-Uzi or sniper rifle - in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, not the other kind. Computer games reduce frustration and celebrate tech. Here are six games that do just that. Call of Duty, in particular, lets you swoop in, kick ass, and finally get some $%#@ respect!
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