Re: What do you do when there's nothing to do?

Subject: Re: What do you do when there's nothing to do?
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: "Sarah L Blake" <sarah -dot- blake -at- exony -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 15:49:03 +0000

> I'm sure it's happened to us all at some point. That moment when the
> hectic work for the last release is just a distant memory, and the next
> release is just a sparkle in R&D's eye. You've updated all the
> documentation according to the spec, done that re-indexing you were
> always intending to get around to, created a new version of the training
> course, read the more useful or interesting of the books and manuals
> lying around...
> What do you do next?

Opportunity would be a fine thing!

You learn more about the tools you use for writing or creating
graphics, to see if there are any shortcuts you weren't previously
aware of or if there is something you can do to customise the tools to
reduce the time you spend on difficult or repetitive tasks.

That might be a matter of experimenting with things, reading through
the help, or having a look at newsgroups or forums and see what
questions are currently being asked and what answers are being
produced by experts. There is always a tidbit to pick up and adapt to
your purposes which will make things quicker and less subject to human
error next time round.

If you are a member of a team, compare notes with colleagues and see
if anyone has any useful tricks that aren't already known across the

Jonathan West

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