Sitting here at my desk in abject boredom, lingering somewhere in the black void of inactivity between "the last project" and "the next project", I am left with a sizeable chunk of time at my disposal; waiting for meetings upon schedules upon meetings to line up so that work may trickle down to my desk. To most, this would be an ideal time for a few 8-hour coffee breaks.
I however, seek something else. Inspiration. The longer I sit in this chair without coding something meaningful, the harder the coushion becomes, and the longer the day wrangles on.
My mind is drawing an absolute blank. I have learned a few new tricks from PM as of late, and thanks to map, perl is getting a lot more interesting as of late. However, I can't put any of this to use because I can't think of a single thing to code.
Where do you guys go, or what do you do, when you just cannot come up with a new project that sparks your interest enough to work on during downtimes? Are there any websites, any forums, any books... any ANYTHING (rituals possibly included) you do to get the mind-butter churning when you can't think of anything to do?
"Falling in love with map, one block at a time."