Marc Hughes

I am a developer from a bit west of Boston.

Hour a day

01 Sep 2010

I've adjusted my day-job work schedule a bit as of late.  Now, I'm coming in and staying about an hour later Monday through Thursday.


Because my personal projects had stalled.  I'm using that 1 pre-work hour a day to work on Todo-Board

I've been at it for about two weeks, and in that 8 extra hours I've developed more of the site than what I accomplished in the previous several months!

I'm trying to complete one small logical piece every day and it's amazing at what time-boxing your self for one hour a day can accomplish.   One day I made a new toolbar that hovers with the notes.  Another day I optimized the logic that decides when to save the project.  Yet another I implemented the ability to share your board through links on the site.

So many people say "If I only had the time, I could do X" and then never do it.  Why not find an hour a day and do it?

It also helps that this lets me miss some traffic.