I had a colleague today who had been staring at his database code too long.
"This database call works over here, but the same code doesn't work over here. I don't know what is going wrong."
At a simple glance I could see the JDBC string had been doubled up - it was right in front of him and yet he couldn't see it.
Now this happens to me all the time. (As in - I don't see things). The term that comes to mind is 'domestic blindness' but in a work situation that doesn't seem right - there must be a different term. Something like 'staring at the code too long'.
My question is: What is the effect called when you stare at something long enough you are blind to the issue in front of you?