Awesome post by Rands over at Rands In Repose on focusing to build something versus being overwhelmed by other people’s moments.

Key quote:

These moments can be important. They can connect us to others; they briefly inform us as to the state of the world; they often hint at an important idea without actually explaining it by teasing us with the impression of knowledge. But they are often interesting, empty intellectual calories. They are sweet, addictive, and easy to find in our exploding digital world, and their omnipresence in my life and the lives of those around me has me starting this year asking, “Why am I spending so much time consuming other people’s moments?

I’ve caught the Builder’s High again over the last week or two. I’ve jumped back into a project I’ve been working on for Eko Wave and made a ton of progress on the site, as well as making headway with Ruby on Rails — something I’ve wanted to do for years now. The rush has been so exciting — seeing the thing I piece together actually work in the wild. I hope I can share it with you all soon.

Have you started a new project recently? Please share in the comments!


I am a patient boy.

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