beautiful sunny fall afternoon
and I'm stuck indoors...
I cannot wait to get away from the computer. I do not understand how you people can do extra programming after you leave work. After spending an entire day in front of the computer, the LAST thing I want to do is spend more time in front of a computer. There are other parts of the brain begging to be exercised by the end of the day. I'd rather spend my evening cooking, singing, watching tv, really anything that doesn't require logical thinking.
I find that when I go on vacation I want to work on personal projects, though. Maybe I just have a shorter attention span than most.
the great purple
September 29th, 2006 3:56pm
> Maybe I just have a shorter attention span than most.
That hardly seems possible.
Perhaps people just like different things than you?
son of parnas
September 29th, 2006 3:59pm
Well I know my attention span is shorter than the average person that I hang out with. My limit on games is about 30 minutes; any game that takes longer I lose interest and do whatever it takes to make it end. (In video games this ranges from suicide to just turning it off, in board games it depends on the game).
the great purple
September 29th, 2006 4:04pm
greate purple you are more disciplined. I can't do anything I don't absolutely love to do for eight-plus hours a day. Yes, when I go home I play with my cats, eat, workout. And then I go back to the computer.
I program on my own projects at home because I have a deep-seated need to be work on good code, rather than on the stuff I'm forced to maintain at work, which makes plants grow well.
I do have to take some time between getting home and going to the home office though. When the weather is nice I like to go biking, in cruddy weather I'll lift weights or play with the cats.
We prefer that he code more at home.
September 29th, 2006 4:26pm