I don't know why, but I've been so in the groove today that I managed to get more writing done in 4 hours than I have in the past 1.5 weeks.

So I'm taking a 2 hour break to reward myself. I'm cooking up some Teriyaki Salmon to go with my Heineken and blueberry muffin.

Oh, and I'm going to consume these while watching my unrated, wide screen Old School DVD. :-)


Now if I could only figure out what caused this overdue burst of productivity...

Posted by jzawodn at June 21, 2003 08:27 PM

Reader Comments
# Dave Winer said:

5/7/97: "When a programmer catches fire it's because he or she groks the system, its underlying truth has been revealed. I've seen this happen many times, a programmer languishes for months, chipping at the edges of a problem. Then all of a sudden, a breakthrough happens, the pieces start fitting together. A few months later the software works, and you go forward."

on June 22, 2003 01:26 AM
# rob said:

What was different between the theatre version of old school and the un-rated version?

on June 22, 2003 12:26 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Good question, Rob.

I'm not sure. I didn't notice any major differences.

on June 22, 2003 12:27 PM
# Bill Brown said:

I can't see any differences between the rated and unrated versions.

As for getting in the groove, were there any environmental differences between this time and past instances? Did you find yourself shutting out thoughts of problems or stress in your life? Was it in your peak time of day?

All of those things have been responsible for getting into the flow at various times. Lately, though, my flow times have been related to my new Etymotic ER-6 Isolator ear phones. Seriously, these things block out the world.

on June 22, 2003 12:49 PM
# Dwayne Rodack said:

Sounds like a good meal, especially the salmon. How was it?... And I've noticed you have been 'rewarded' a second and third time by being at the top of the list (again) on both 'Google search' and 'Yahoo! search' at the same time for June 22nd. Congrats!

on June 22, 2003 02:34 PM
# Dwayne Rodack said:

...That is when you type in 'Jeremy' on the search engine (see comment listed above)

on June 22, 2003 02:38 PM
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