This amuzing and interesting blog talks about what he calls Programmers Block. It is exactly the same as writers block.

He also touches a solution to the problem.

"I think my biggest problem is that I have big ideas. I constantly get these grand visions for some great new technology or piece of software or service or what ever and my adrenaline really gets pumping. I sit down, sketch it out and then start thinking about how great it's going to be when it's done. Boom, crash, there's the mistake."

djo - 25 October 2003 [«« Reply to this]
Well, that explains the past five years or so...

The comment about pair programming is the only really useful one, I think. When others are relying on you, it helps get your arse in gear.
Peter - 25 October 2003 [«« Reply to this]
I too suffered a lot in one period when I couldn't do anything quick-and-dirty. So I feared doing it because I thought it had to much work.

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