Hey! Computer!

Dear computer, please stop being so compelling and attractive.

Do ever have a day where things are going really well with your computers or devices? Maybe a new game. Maybe some new productive way of working, or a new programming or creative challenge.

This is one of great blessings and curses of working closely with your technology. A blessed curse. The reason you are trying is that you know sometimes it works, and it causes a flurry of activity and steals all your time.

If it's for a labor of love, it's always worth it. But it's the opposite of being bored. It's kind of like wishing you had time to be bored. I sprinkle in home tasks when this happens which helps prevent it from getting toxic. I'll listen to one or two of my current favorite songs, trying to keep myself sane. For me, these are generally times of intense thinking and concentration.