Why it’s hard to work on a feed reader

It’s not the writing of the code. It’s not the fetching and parsing of the feeds. It’s not dealing with daylight savings time and encoding issues. It’s not any of that.

It’s because you’re always sitting in front of an abundance of interesting things to read. Every time you try to test the latest feature, an interesting headline flies in front of your face. And, more often than not, you manage to convince yourself that it’s “industry related and still counts as work”. Half an hour later, you get back to your code, change a few lines, reload the page, and bam, another interesting blog post catches your eye.

The damn thing just works too well. :)

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