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23:54 Overcoming burnout. At some point the B-word inevitably comes up when programmers are gossiping about their jobs. Everyone has a story about hitting the wall. I've had some burnout-like symp...
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When struggling to find motivation, I find myself detached from the purpose of my work, not the actual craft or mechanics of producing it. To re-invigorate a drive from that angle, I find it useful to watch things like http://www.google.com/insidesearch/stories/index.html to remind myself of the positive effects that Internet technology has on real people.
 
My solution to burn-out is similar: to take a break and go do something that makes me happy. It turns out that this is usually finding an opportunity to teach someone how to do something.
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