Opinion pieces from medium and personal blogs should be discouraged - they are almost completely derived of any content. That's what brings me down more than anything.
Your title implies that DN is in some way at fault.
Plenty of DN articles have stressed "stop reading this right now and go actually do things. You're wasting your time by only consuming theory and not practicing." Just find a balance. Recognize the importance of keeping current with the information on DN, cherry pick what you consume and limit your time investment. Then do work.
Totally agree. I don't mean to make it sound like anyone's fault but mine. DN just happened to be where I was spending excess time reading.
I check DN when I'm bored, waiting for things to compile, or waiting for coworkers to discuss something. Balance and moderation, in all things.
yes, use the balance my friend
Hahaha "waiting for things to compile". Thought it was just me. I love this place.
What are you compiling that takes up the duration of an entire DN article?
My Vagrant box takes a few to boot up but a few sips of coffee and it's done.
Whenever I push things to GitHub, Travis runs tests and such. Those tests take some time to run because the entire project is compiled from scratch, to ensure nothing breaks.
this needed an external post? Enjoy the traffic. :-\
If reading DN was his morning routine, why is it bringing him down? What is he doing for the rest of the day? This article doesn't make sense to me.
And you posted this on DN to bring other people down?
Some might argue that submissions as this are why DN needs down-voting.
May the balance be with you.
Alternate title: "I have decided to stop reading designer news as much and focus on work instead".
DN is not bringing you down, you are bringing yourself down, as you mentioned in a comment. Sure, when you title it that way it sounds like a ridiculous piece to write that's devoid of any real useful content and more appropriate for a tweet than a blog post, but guess what -- that's because it is.
While I don't interact with DN enough to really be familiar with individual users, I'm sure some other people do and will miss your presence in the community. Just tweet out something like the above and add in that you love everyone and call it a day.
I don't get why this reached homepage. It's just an opinion. Someone X got feed up of Y. End of Story. Same deal as millions of people in the internets and in the world.
Haha, people need apps to tell them not to slack? That's hilarious.
This app doesn't tell you not to slack. It temporarily removes access to websites that may be distracting to you.
I get the idea of the app now, but it doesn't help people who lack self discipline.
I actually use a similar app. Sometimes it's easy to get distracted even if it's just for a few minutes., but apps like these help break bad habits.
It really helps? Huh. Welp, learned something on a Friday!
I use a pomodoro chrome extension when I really want to cut distractions. It works wonders for me.
Glad I'm not the only one who felt a bit like....and?