Saving time: To code or not to code?

Today’s XKCD comic (4/29/2013) asked the question, “How long can you work on making a routine task more efficient before you’re spending more time than you save?”

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Can you support that new feature?

Adding new features is like getting a pet. Feature ownership can be very rewarding, but do you have the support and resources to take on such a commitment?

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Feature request: Recurs Thursday of first full week of June

I have a suggestion for a popular calendar application when it comes to recurring events. Allow the user to select a third option: designate a day of the week in the nth full week of the month. As you can see in my screenshot I have the ability to select two options in date selection […]

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Don’t get sucked down the development time hole

Time is not unlimited. If given time, we could spend 40 hours a week for eternity improving our projects whether they are code, applications, or services. The key to development is to prioritize and iterate. Development can be a huge time waster if you don’t have goals. Just like spending time on Facebook, gaming, or […]

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Procrastination isn’t always for things you DON’T like

I love coding, I love processing data, and I love complex puzzles–However, I HATE looking forward to them. I was recently disturbed to realize I was procrastinating when it came to the things I loved to work on. I’ve been a student most of my life (29 of my 33 years) so procrastination isn’t new. […]

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