Happy New Year to you all! I certainly hope you all have a great new year filled with productivity and good memories! Now of course, with the New Year, I always set up some new resolutions that I have always filled ever since I’ve started assigning them to myself 5 years ago. This year, I decided to make sure I’d ensure myself a way to always be able to reduce my procrastination.
School has started to pick up fairly reasonably, what with all the exams and homework and whatnot, and since work hasn’t been slowing down either, I’ve found myself with a very sudden need to relax with something other than Reddit and whatever other time-wasting activity I could find on the web. So guess what? I replaced those with yet another time-wasting activity. Except this one is at least slightly more useful (but still pretty useless in the long run).
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And trust me, you’d code it worse without me!” -Chad, a fellow coder I’ve coded a decent amount of things in my life, and to be honest, it’s been fun. The freedom and the feeling you get when you code a program to do your bidding is addicting. It feels as if you’re a blacksmith, smelting the raw ore of standard libraries and algorithms and casting it into a mold of your design, to create a tool or weapon for the task at hand.
Ever since the huge Equifax breach that pretty much spooked the living hell out of over 100 million people in the United States, I have been acutely aware of anything regarding privacy. It has long been a known fact that corporations not only poorly protect our data, but also sell all of our information to third parties, for usages such as ad targeting. However, if this happens, there is no limit to what other data corporations may have on us and sell to others, even personally identifiable information, like private conversations or the places we visit.
Welcome to A Procrastinator’s Refuge! Procrastination is defined as the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. It could be further stated as a habitual/intentional delay of starting or finishing a task despite its negative consequences. I like to think that that definition fits me, but in a weird little way. I have to do two things at the same time, at all times. As such, I commonly look like I procrastinate even though you could say I don’t.