I try to code for a half hour, take a brief break, then code some more. More often than not, I just keep going, and at some point the brain just slows down and I can’t figure something out.
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I work in a small room at the top of my house; it doubles as my studio. I just took a 15-minute guitar break, and I’m ready to slay some code dragons again. I’m not shy; I turn it up and really dig into it, usually exploring some recent musical thought.
When it’s not clicking for me, I deliberately do a lot of modal stuff, things that challenge the ear and fingers.
And it works every time–I’m back, refreshed, brain’s sparking again.
No Red Bull or other additives needed.