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Back in the zone

  • 17th Nov, 2004 at 1:08 AM

I haven't hacked this hard for the longest time. You know that perfect zone you're in, when you're juggling three things at once? That's where I was today. It was awesome. Even though the stuff I was hacking on was either boring or mind-numbingly painful, the fact that I was context switching smoothly made up for it all.


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joenotcharles
17th Nov, 2004 21:16 (UTC)
Eww. Having to context switch three times is the opposite of the perfect zone for me. The perfect zone for me is one thing that's small enough that I don't have to wait 5 minutes for it to compile every time I need to test it, because context switching kills me.
sfllaw
17th Nov, 2004 21:21 (UTC)
I never have a fast enough computer to do that. I'd need compiles to take sub-30 seconds.

So I go for the same zone that cooks in a big kitchen go for. Time everything right so things get done, when you need them. AFter all, it still takes 30 seconds to flash-fry that buffalo.
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