It is interesting to see the spurts and rests quantified. I suspect that the 52–17 blocks may differ by individual.

I finished more than 100% of my work in an 8-hour day and never had a project fail. Everything I did moved my projects forward, one software project and the other training new programmers. I never had a late project.

My daily goal was to work 8 hours, no more. I would in an emergency, but that meant that somebody screwed up.

One of my most productive periods was overnight. I went home, gave my brain a problem, read sci-fi, and woke up the next morning with the solution.

One manager took advantage of that by giving me the horrible problem before I went home instead of waiting until the next morning like he would everyone else.

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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