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Discussion on: When do you work on your side projects?

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Alex Simons

I don't have anything better to do so I just work on my projects before and after work. I have a dedicated two 2 hour time blocks (pomodoro) on weekdays. I also try to take an easy day turning the weekend where I don't work so hard.

I have a side project that I built that keeps track of how I spend my time:

sogos.unthrottled.io/dashboard/alex

By design it's not very mobile friendly 😅

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Bernard Baker

Believe it or not I have never built a to-do list. I do have an app that I build when I learn a new language just to see how it works. And I also advised people that I've worked with in the past to use the same project idea.

@ben I'd like to put a bounty on the answer to the app I always build. Are there $5 credit vouchers on Dev.to?

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Ben Halpern Author

I have a side project that I built that keeps track of how I spend my time:

Neat! It's the meta side project.

What's the process like for logging this input?

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Alex Simons

Ah! So SOGoS itself is a progressive web app (the dashboard is just not built for mobile view). So it has a built in pomodoro timer, that I use to break my chunks of side project work into.

So that works fine but the timer does not work when I put my phone to sleep. So I forklifted all my React code into a React Native app. Which allows me to get notifications when my phone is asleep.