Actual New Year Resolution:
Stop doing more of this
Honestly i think skipping the "Tell people about it" phase makes the "Finish project" phase more likely.
I remember reading about a study that suggested that deciding to do something gives much the same endorphin reward as actually doing it, so it's tempting to just take that reward and not put in the work. So if you keep it to yourself, then the really big reward comes at the end.
@Nezchan This has been the case for 99% of everything I’ve actually finished. No one else knew until it was done
LB: This hits entirely too close to home.
I had to learn to not tell people a damn thing about what I'm working on the hard way, because as soon as I came out with anything, details would change and I'd have to reneg on my implicit promise to deliver said thing. Feels terrible to have to do that.
(Of course, people do understand in general; but, still, it weighs you down every time it happens, you know?)
I'm going to make the same promise to myself for 2020 as I did for 2019 -- I want to see the #Kestrel3 headless computer working (note: not necessarily done!) by Forth Day 2020.
That means a single FPGA board (icoBoard Gamma) running on an iCE40HX8K, booting into Forth, and talking to a host PC via 2 serial links (one for the terminal, and one for mass storage emulation).
Sounds easy. And it *would* be easy (at least, easier) were it not for @*#%*% day job. >:(
@cypnk this is a hard cycle to get out of
@cypnk impossible :\
@chaomodus Oh no 😱
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