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When Guitar Playing

When Guitar Playing

Conductor come back to home after concert and put his frock coat on the chair hack. He gave a great concert, got lots of applause and ovation; he did a great job… Till he is alone, he taking guitar and begin to play, not for money, not for glory, just what he likes, just what he feels, just for music…

When you are developer, your life is also full of performance, you moving things around and switching between TODOs. But besides this developer when they are alone they also paying on guitar, making free software, not for sale but to keep playing, to do make code they will like and making it in a way they like. Maybe this is not the best playing, but till guitar playing the soul is live…

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Bug Hunting

Bug Hunting

Even good software sometimes has bugs, so when bugs are come developer have to go hunting. He takes a hunting stuff and goes deep into sources forest.

Sometimes when bug is tyrannosaurus size, it is easily to shoot it, maybe even a whole pack of such tyrannosaurus and bang!… software become pleasant :) but more often, bugs are hiding and in camouflage, they are crafty, cautious and as a rule very dangerous. When you hunting for such bugs, your blood freezes, you perception became like a string, ready to sound from the smallest touch, you are waiting in ambush… this is competition and you have to win it! :)

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Flying Squirrel Developer

Flying Squirrel Developer

After reading about interesting style of time management in household I got an idea how to apply it for the development process. “Fly housekeeper” - according to this style you not pay at once much time to keep your house clean. Instead house is being divided into several zones and for each zone separate day is assigned. So during a week you pay small amount of time 15-20 minutes each day to keep this zone clean. With such technique you may keep your house clean and pay just 15-20 minutes per day(but this is 2 hours per week!).

I believe most of developers have a hive of ideas in their heads, but it is always lack of time for their implementation. I want to apply the above technique with some modifications to one bee from my hive.

The idea I want to implement - this is create an open source tool to import files into Documentum repository. I do not have much time to work on it, but I will try to work one hour per day on it’s implementation, so during week this will be about a full working day. I will put a weekly progress report here which is also will be some kind of self-motivation for me.

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