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> If you go to shows or conferences, showing or talking about something is the best way to have something, and the deadline focuses you like nothing else.

The same applies for a personal project that's delivered as a gift to a family or friend. I guess I should write sometime about the Raspberry Pi-based Christmas present I gave my father in 2014, even though he stopped using it scarcely a year later. For this thread, the point is that the deadline made this the only personal coding side project that I've completed in several years.

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