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Re: Where the inspiration comes from ?

by cjf (Parson)
on Mar 13, 2002 at 20:08 UTC ( #151511=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Where the inspiration comes from ?

A few beers and some music usually help me to get an idea for a project.

Just don't have too many before starting a project, you wouldn't want to get up the next morning and realize your project was written in python ;-)

To answer your question, I find that after I complete a boring task for the 15th time, I usually have a fair bit of inspiration to automate the procedure. So I guess you could say laziness is my inspiration :)

Other than that, I find that looking around CPAN and trying out new modules helps me get ideas for neat projects. Reading questions around here and seeing common problems also makes for a lot of interesting projects as well.

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Re: Re: Where the inspiration comes from ?
by gri6507 (Deacon) on Mar 16, 2002 at 04:42 UTC
    I have done many projects the long way only to say that they were done automatically. I completely agree that laziness is oftentimes my inspiration. There is a rather interesting Russian anecdote. It goes something like this: "Out of the combination of logic and laziness, come out programmers." :-)

    P.S. Games are also a good source of ideas.

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