This works for my roommate all the time. He'll ask me to help him with some problem, and while explaining it to me, he'll have some sudden epiphany and out comes the solution. Most of the time it works without me even saying a word.
Because they usually have already plugged at it for hours, read the documentation, possibly a book, looked for the answer on internet or asked a question on one website or another.
Would be a shame to do things twice
because i have a multiple answer...
though i have given vote to option number SIX...
My answer is option number 5,6 and 7.
first find exact...not successes...
go for option number six.... not successes...
go for option number seven.....
First, i search on line
Then if i don't find, i ask a colleague
Then if i don't find, i post a question to get a track
Then if i don't find, i read the docs again
Then if i don't find, i phone Microsoft
Probably coffee is not a good option for me because I hit stumbling point most of the times when I code ,then I will be overdosing my self,I go out look outside the cabin or crack a joke with colleagues (something that distracts my current thought process)..
... be allowed to choose more than one answer here!
Oh, and an option is missing:
"Post a 'Send med codez - it'z urgentz!' in the CP Q&A Forum!"
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932