The Guilty Maker

How I'm choosing to spend my time between projects.

Since switching from a manager’s schedule to a maker’s schedule, I’ve noticed something strange: I feel guilty for wasting time.

In this case, wasting time means reading, hacking on small programs with no immediate purpose, thinking, and writing. Working on these things is rewarding, but they lack a sense of urgency. It turns out that feeling busy was a …

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