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jethro's picture

How much time do you spend playing games?

As a follow up to Gamers Regret I have put up a poll on KROSTech asking how much time per week do you spend time playing games. Go and select the option for how much time you spend also.

Lena's picture

Gamer's Regret

Gamer regret- a sudden, horrifying sense of emptiness when you muse on all the other things you could have done with your game time.

Clive Thompson has written on the sudden feeling of gamer regret. "I was 10 days into playing Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground -- a little RPG I reviewed last month -- and I was poking around the "settings" menu. I noticed that it had a "time played" option, which shows you how long you've been toiling away at the game. Curious, I clicked it.
Thirty-six hours."
Clive continues on the internal debate gamers feel

Lena's picture

Difficulty getting into programming mode?

If you have trouble trying to get into programming mode perhaps you should try out Doug's morning ritual:

  1. Pour a cup of coffee
  2. Read a few blogs (get it out of the way) then CLOSE the feedreader
  3. Write a blog post

  • Refill the coffee
  • Light a stick of incense
  • Get some music going
  • Wear some ear plugs (kills the white noise and seems to make me focus better)
  • Determine a milestone which will be my next break
  • Begin typing like mad.
  • Lena's picture

    Don't Trade Your Life for Tech

    Nick has written an article on not letting work overtake your life:

    Those of us in the technology sector see it all the time: co-workers who put in incredible hours coding away as though they have nothing else in their lives. And quite often, they don't.

    I used to be one of those people.

    When I was working on HomeSite over a decade ago, I rarely left my desk. If I wasn't coding, I was answering email or doing some other work-related task. I hardly slept, ate far too much junk food, and traded my health for what I thought was a successful career as a software developer.

    Read the rest of the Don't Trade your Life for Tech article.