Need to do something fun (Sitting in my room coding week after week after week is not entertaining...)

For the second time in a month or so I've been asked "do you enjoy it" about coding. Which is something I used to be able to say "yes" to, after all, coding was something I did as a relaxing hobby that took far less effort or thought than design. These days, though, I just want to walk away from the computer and do anything else for a while.


  1. Florian

    Florian on 09/21/2005 12:13 p.m. #

    This implies that you answered "No I don't enjoy it" the second time somebody asked. <br />
    <br />
    It can be that you need change, it can also be that you do something that's booring ore over your head or just plain stress. Doing something else for a while may solve the problem.<br />
    On the other hand if it persists, you might want to embark on a journey to find what's making you really uncomfortable, and change that instead of fighting the symptoms (it could be related to coding, could be something entirely different)<br />
    <br />
    I found that in the past, while beeing extremely fond of C++, I hatet the guts of the C++ projects I've been on. It was as if the cast in concrete mindset was soaking trough the teammembers, and every change meant rediculus amounts of work, so barely any change happend.<br />
    Then again, I'm in a python project just now, and I've seen some of just the same things in this project.<br />
    But, I think there's a difference. I could change the facts when I get tired discussing it more easely, and present it as made facts. If it works nobody can complain really.

  2. Mike Fletcher

    Mike Fletcher on 09/25/2005 8:24 p.m. #

    I think, in my case, the problem is that *all* of this is really just a side project. My long term goal is to teach design theory in a university, so spending too much time on computer programming without making any progress on the long-term goal leaves me feeling pointless.<br />
    <br />
    Of course, computer programming puts food on the table, and I've made a committment to see Cinemon through to success. That's only a year or two, though, and by the time I'm ready to hand the reins over I want to have my background research done for the thesis.<br />
    <br />
    So, have begun working on that background research. It will just be two days a week, but that's hopefully enough to be in good shape to walk into a doctoral office somewhere and ask to give birth in their waiting room.

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