Paul Graham has a new article on his website about procrastination. The point of his article is to say that if you spend all your time working on little stuff and errands you'll never fix the big problems. This is correct. However, his advice about how to skip the little problems is to just "let delight pull you" to the difficult problems. That's a beautiful and poetic platitude, but useless the average system administrator or technical grunt that is flooded with zillions of tiny tasks that can't just be "put off" because if we do, our employers will be very, very, unhappy. I make some suggestions...
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