The pain of productivity

So, with my ISP offline, a bunch of my distractions for the day just went away. This is a good thing, because it means that I have to get more work done. I’ve been feeling a little how Joel describes recently. I suspect that the problem for me is that the Open Source world doesn’t seem to be moving as fast as it was a couple of years ago, and the honeymoon is over to a certain extent.

I’m kinda slipping into the daily grind at work as well. It’s easier to predict now what a given day will bring, which reduces the excitement one can throw at a new problem.

I think part of the problem for me is that I entered the industry in 1996 — during the recent unpleasantness called the “dotcom”. This is my first industry downturn, which make it a little harder than it actually was. Now that things seem to be picking up a little, hopefully the world will get a little more fun again.