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Daily Dispatch #11 - Why is Gaming Fun?

Daily Dispatch #11 - Why is Gaming Fun?

I’ve been trying to solve problems for an app to build all day today.

It wasn’t fun.

In the end it was just some @sshole changing their lib, so I couldn’t fetch by the same version number anymore. It was this ColorPicker. If you fetch https://jitpack.io/com/github/Dhaval2404/ColorPicker/2.0 you get “Not Found” error, while https://jitpack.io/com/github/Dhaval2404/ColorPicker/v2.0 does the trick.

What an @sshole.

Why does gaming not feel like work or chores?

Is it the Self Determination Theory at work?

Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness.

Could it explain why working in isolation and on a dead end problem doesn’t feel enjoyable?

But more interestingly… How could I make my work as enjoyable as a videogame?

I see that the more I understand the problem the better my flow is.

But also, maybe enjoying the detective work could also do the trick.

Took my first class of Transcendental Meditation today, another way I’m finding to tackle the “Fun Work” problem.