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Thoughts on working and "working" on company time

It's been a while since I've done a blog post. A lot has changed since then: I've graduated from a university, moved, and started a job. A coworker asked me to type up my thoughts on working on things that aren't exactly work related to enhance your skills, the assertion being that any new skills could benefit the company in the long run. My first thought was "Hey, blog post!" and such this post was born/forged/hastily thrown together.


I've always been a fairly laid back developer in some regards and very much not in others. That's not a very descriptive way of putting it, so let me explain. I will take my shoes off, try to relax and write some code. I'll walk around and talk to other developers, maybe even playing a game of Go or helping with a jigsaw puzzle or two. I feel that environment helps foster creativity which is good for developers. Creating software is as much an art as it is a science. I like to compare it to writing an essay, in that…