I discovered most of these by accident, before cell phone apps existed. For me, I would add two additional items:

  1. Don’t work too many hours in a row. When I got tired, I started making mistakes, i.e. adding program bugs that had to be fixed the next day. Overtime reduced productivity. My goal was never to work overtime. I got fired from one job for leaving after 8 hours. I didn’t care.
  2. I gave my brain assignments, then read science fiction or watched movies and didn’t think about it again. When I woke up the next morning, the solution was there.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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