At the day job, I spend the majority of my time working on BuildMaster. While I certainly find it more exciting than the Big Boring Business App at Mega Financial Co, the structure is similar: there are a number of modules, different teams are responsible for different modules, and about the only change in scenery is working on a different module.
Though I wouldn’t call it boring, working on the same thing day-in and day-out can sometimes drag a bit. Even with an ample supply of Single Malt Scotch. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one feeling this, so we started a new company initiative: let developers work on projects that fall outside of their normal job description.
Inspired by Google’s “20% Time” philosophy, this initiative works in a similar manner, but instead of being an 80/20 time split, it’s more like 100/20. Yep, that means nights and weekends. Oh, and it’s due by Monday. Brilliant!
Anyway, I figured I’d share with you how I spent the past few Saturdays and Sundays, since it’s particularly pertinent to The Daily WTF.
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