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re: Full-time non-tech job I agree with gypsydave5, this might be the things that shocked me the most about your whole post lol, I assumed you were w...
 

Your posts didn't ever give me the impression you weren't a professional coder!

Clearly, I'm in the wrong line of work ;)

equivalent to a monetary donation

Somehow, even though this center largely runs on donations, I never framed it like that. This resonates, thanks.

very likely to jump between projects frequently as something different interests me

It's a real problem for me as well, which is why I kind of jump at the opportunity to build a tool other people will use. Much higher chance of ever finishing the damn thing.

no timelines and no guarantees.

I think this is how it's going to shake out. They'll be happy if they ever get something working. I'm going to struggle with "not feeling bad", so I think I'll probably see it through to the end, but I don't feel any specific pressing need to get it done right this second. I'm hoping my new coder friend will slowly take on more and more of the labor as well, as he'll actually be one of the users as well. You're right, though, once it feels like an obligation, it's not nearly as worthwhile.

Thanks so much for your response!

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