Fun Work

Make The Dream Work

Sometimes I hit slumps where I don’t enjoy the programming work I’m doing at any given moment. It seems like my backlog is filled with work I don’t want to do and I lose my motivation. So I started to wonder, what makes the work in my queue not fun? What makes work I’ve done before fun? I have spent weeks eliminating duplicate Java dependencies to allow migration to a new runtime (with plenty of cursing along the way) and actually enjoyed it, when every person who has even a vague idea what that would be like would say it sounds absolutely horrible. [Read More]