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Words [Jun. 16th, 2010|04:59 pm]
Something I just discovered:

If I don't talk -- or write blog posts, or compose email, or do SOMEthing to verbally express myself, which is to say, if I spend all day sitting in my office diddling with the computer in a way that doesn't involve language generation -- my brain gets all clogged up and I can't think properly.

I just went for a walk and blathered on to myself about what next steps I should take in my current project, and it felt like working a muscle that has gone stiff from underuse. And now I feel about a thousand times more focused.

From: detailbear
2010-06-16 11:59 pm (UTC)

Professor Analogy says:

Sounds like a verbal deque overflow. Either pop or shift from time to time and you should be fine. This way you won't end up in a heap.

I love Wikipedia

Edited at 2010-06-17 12:00 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2010-06-17 01:36 am (UTC)
This is one of the few times you must be encouraged to "spit it out!"

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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2010-06-17 02:32 am (UTC)
I started blogging when I moved to Austin and started having fewer conversations with people about stuff that really mattered to me. So, yeah, I get it.
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[User Picture]From: srotu27
2010-06-17 03:39 am (UTC)
I don't know a thing about it. No, wait-- I do exactly the same thing. I also do it in reverse, where I have to not talk/be spoken to because I have too many words all the time.
Sometimes, I exhaust myself.
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2010-06-17 05:32 am (UTC)
Hrm. I agree, although I have the opposite problem these days - I spend most of my day in meetings or writing emails to convey information or answering my coworker's questions, so there's nothing left to handle verbal expression by the time I get home, so blogging and personal email just don't happen.

Man, does that mean I should consider a job with more programming/solitary time? Huh.
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[User Picture]From: eto_theipi
2010-06-17 06:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a much better designer when I talk through my design with someone else. Even if they don't say anything. Just the process of explaining what I'm thinking about leads me to find flaws and think through details that I wouldn't otherwise.
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