@bradfonseca I find it really hard. Last year I tried to write one post per week, and gave myself permission to have 4 weeks off. I did OK, and now when I'm trying to get one every two weeks it feels more relaxed.
Picking one from the long list is hard. I wrote some Python to just pick one at random and I write about that for a minimum of 10 minutes. Sometimes I then discard it and pick another, sometimes I discard it and quit for the day, sometimes I keep going, and it's done.
But it's hard.
I like your idea of randomly picking a topic and just writing on that for 10 minutes to see where it goes. My challenge is having a big enough list to choose from.
I'd love to see your Python code for the topic randomizer.
@bradfonseca The challenge is preventing hacked-up code from growing into something you want to deploy, without ever going back and making it maintainable. It's great for quick hacking jobs, but sometimes that's a trap.
That is always the risk with quick-and-dirty programming hacks, no matter what language you use. You deploy something and it works after a fashion but it's a mess when you look at the code and you can't easily maintain it.
@bradfonseca That's why it's important the third time you visit code to back off and look at either (a) freezing it, or (b) reworking it "properly".
Classic problem with managing any project.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko