Keep watching, scrolling, and checking out profiles, shiny things
To decide onto which framework or tool to use for a task, I search for a lot of things. Many times, I only search and searching. But, what I do not realize is that the more we invest into only one step, it is possible to get into the research trap as they call it.
This seemingly harmless exploration feels as if I have made with all those tools. These all are in mind, and nothing is created here. Ideas in itself have no value, unless noted, worked upon and instrumented to solve the problems in needed domain.
Once in a while I start with enthusiasm, first few items after that it feels there are even more shinier things, at the end of the session; I have nothing. Nothing to show for the time spent.
Exploratory session timing
(session + break)
Randomly spending time with a lot of people
and at the end of the party, no is there with us.
(45 + 15) min
Opened twitter feed over
tweets, and still in the loop of finding all the fans. Endless for at least an hour.
(15 + 5) min
Finding the right markdown editor
(25 + 5) min
The structural analysis mesh configuration.
(Half day + 1 hr.)
Which framework to use
(25 + 5) min
Which set of tools to use from a cloud provider
(1:45 + 15) min
Use an exploratory session during which you search for the interest for a certain period of time after which you would take a small break. For example, How to use Pomodoro/what-to-do-in-Pomodoro break.
The exploratory session timings are mentioned in the above table as a start. This would confine our attention span with plenty time for digestion.
Clarity in the purpose of the work will reveal incremental with each step tested and noted. So, that we can build upon the previous step.
Our purpose is to serve the purpose not to get entangled in the intermediary tools or processes. The best way is to just make things and run/test them. This would give our ideas flux, a structure and a native validity.