The distant stare coupled with a lack of motivation to sleep, eat, or defecate. This state is usually brought on by all night coding sessions trying to chase after that last bug. Applicable to web and application programmers alike.
When they finally broke down the door, they found poor Joe long gone his face frozen in a classic coders glaze fingers still grasping the mouse as an angry 404 error stared back at him from the screen.
by onoipooped January 14, 2011