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beriukay comments on 10-Step Anti-Procrastination Checklist - Less Wrong

32 Post author: JesseGalef 17 May 2013 01:59AM

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Comment author: beriukay 26 May 2013 01:00:29PM 0 points [-]

With coding, at least, I find that I can stay focused if I put console outputs in the program. Debug info, or progress updates.

For example, I had some encoded text to decipher in my crypto class, and I knew the method of encoding used, so all I had to do was check every character's input with the ciphertext to see the answer... so I made it print every character, and then delete the character if it was wrong (or move on to the next if right), so it looked a bit like Hollywood-style decoding. Definitely kept me interested.