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You’ve prolly heard of the important vs urgent matrix:
Let me ask you something:
How long has your code editor config been broken?
Maybe it’s the autocompletion, or the linter/compiler integration, or maybe you are using a bad editor you know you should ditch. Whatever it is, I bet there’s something you’ve been putting off.
You are not alone, though. Yesterday, Tailwind autocompletion and tabs stopped working in my NVIM. And, unfortunately, the HI/HU stuff took over and my code editor is still broken.
But I could mention a ton more HI/LU things I left aside. Hell, it would be enough to tell you how many newsletters, posts, and videos sit in my inbox. And let’s not mention the pile of unread books.
Even worse, those are all known unknowns. What about all the awesome unknown unknowns that you and I are missing out on because we don’t know of their existence?
I haven’t yet figured out a framework to keep up-to-date with the evolution of webdev—can you even do that?—but that’s why I introduced a couple of things in my routine:
I gotta say, so far I’m pretty happy with it. And I cannot wait to fix those damn things in my editor!
What about you? How do you take care of high importance/low urgency tasks?
By the way, we have recently published the event page for the Global Day of Code Retreat Krakow that will happen at the beginning of November. What do you think about it?
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