My motivation seems to follow cycles. There are times when I’m super inspired and excited about every little bit of coding technology out there, and there are days where I open up my IDE and stare blankly into space. I’m in one of those days. It seems as if now is a great time to start blogging.
I imagine everyone has this problem. I can’t be the only one who doesn’t know what to do next. Being a full time employee and a husband and father, I don’t get much time to increase my skills in programming. It’s mostly on the train where i get the chance to program, and lately this week I’ve been at a loss for what i should be doing next.
As an experiment, I decided I would switch operating systems from Windows to OS X (I run Windows on my Macbook Pro using Bootcamp). The project I’m working on at the moment didn’t build straight away and I had a great time learning all about unix file permissions and all the wonderful tools out there you can fill your mac up with. after a few failed builds of the java project, I finally managed to work out the semantics of unix correctly and now I’m sitting here with a terminal typing the same command over and over again because i can’t seem to figure out what to do next. At home I have setup a JIRA server where i can jot down my ideas in task form for future reference. Everything looks so hard and complex. I think I’m just having trouble setting small, measurable, achievable, reasonable goals. (S.M.A.R.[T.], I don’t know what the T is for… can’t be bothered googling).
Ok. the train has arrived… cya.