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Actually, I think that would be an impossible request. Hopefully, he would have flushed after use?
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 ----- I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
I have a pet project of my own, and I would guess we're not alone. But so far it's only year and something. I've found out these projects help me to stay on the edge of new technologies (Azure, smartphones, etc.) and also they are kind of a therapy. If it's still entertaining for you than there's obvious YES answer for you. I would also ask: Do you feel progress? Is finish in sight or still elusive as it always was?
Depends really, on what the project is. If you are trying to write "Hello World!" in FORTRAN and it's taken you fifteen years and no end in sight, then I'd have to suggest that a surrender to the arms of reality might be a good idea. But if it's the whole of Quake III Arena written from scratch in ARM assembler for Android Tablets, then I'd have to say "Keep going!" and "Work harder!"
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Sure, as long as (i) you're having fun, (ii) you don't expect it to be any kind of external or commercial success and (iii) the tech stack isn't totally obsolete so anything you're learning is worth nothing.