Hackertron is a simple, fun, retro-style iPhone app for programmers that spits out random texts to help unblock the programming creative process.
I've been hacking code for nearly thirty years and I've acquired a few grey hairs along the way. I've kept a list of "notes to self" and quotations that have been interesting, useful and inspirational.
Programming is a creative endeavour, so it's easy to get stuck. I found that just reading the list can nudge my thinking in a different direction and get a project moving again. Recently I discovered that Brian Eno uses a similar technique for music that he calls "Oblique Strategies".
My list now feeds the Hackertron.
Next time you get stuck on a programming problem, give Hackertron a try and let me know if it helps.
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Hackertron was made in England by Rob Blackwell.
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