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Re: At my main job I mostly occupy my...

by gloryhack (Deacon)
on Aug 16, 2004 at 22:01 UTC ( #383472=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to At my main job I mostly occupy my...

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate -- my morning commute is about 15 steps. It's further from my pillow to the bathroom than from my pillow to my desk. So, naturally, I check my email on the way to the bathroom. Who wouldn't?

If the solution to a vexing problem comes to me in the middle of the (sleeping period which isn't always night) I can just get up, hack a few lines, test, and if things go well, return to bed for a very restful sleep. OTOH, sometimes those vexing problems are too engrossing, and I work myself into counterproduction. I strive for balance, but I don't always maintain it.

It still beats working for wages!

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by g00n (Hermit) on Aug 22, 2004 at 11:29 UTC
    '... my morning commute is about 15 steps ...'

    yeah I'm in this situ. I'm saving up for my roald dahl inspired coding shed for those morning and afternoon sessions to code in piece and quiet.

      ... Dahl's process was obviously very isolated, very banal. Perhaps this sparsity was the real inspiration, forcing him towards his imagination and his memory. Dahl himself emphasised the importance of his hours in his shed ...

    There's a good article about his writing process. I can see the similiarity to coding.

    When I informed my young ones of this they started howling about cubby houses are for kids, not adults.

      :-) I actually started my business in an 8ft. x 12ft. mini-barn that I built as an office. It was a great little space, fully insulated/drywalled, windowless and quiet, and great for maintaining the isolation required for complete concentration.

      It was right next to my organic garden, and during the hatch the dragonflies used it as a sanctuary to avoid being eaten on their first night in the world. Every morning during the hatch I'd be greeted by a squadron of the little guys heading out to the garden as soon as the door was opened.

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