So, what do you mean by...
I see myslef doing this at work, too, but I control it, so I don't burn myself out, but also usually don't go as deep immediately either. Works out fine.
I seem to find myself, while at work, doing things like reading P.M.. I suppose it could be considered learning, after all, they pay me to learn. And to use what I learn. But sometimes I'll splinter
with my jobs/responsibilities, and end up getting a headache. Partly because I found an interesting subject I just cant put down, (Maybe... Net::AIM today?) and I still have to crank out some code for project-x,y,or z. That cranked code usually requires a bit of learning as well. Thus, headache.
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