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The maker’s schedule

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I have a pretty fucked up circadian rhythm. Like many programmers I can really immerse myself into a problem, and then just hack away at it until it’s dealt with. In ye olden days, I would sometimes even get to midnight without remembering to eat dinner.

One of Paul Graham‘s essays is about the maker’s schedule, and describes very well why it is so annoying to be interrupted. In terms of productivity, there is little that compares to sitting in the dark in the middle of the night hacking away at something in total focus with no interruptions, a full pot of tea next to you, headphones on and nothing but the chatter on IRC for company.

Written by aristillus

December 19, 2011 at 03:30

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