"An interesting side effect of writing side project code every day is that your current task is frequently running in the back of your mind. Thus when I go for a walk, or take a shower, or any of the other non-brain-using activities I participate in, I’m thinking about what I’m going to be coding later and finding a good way to solve that problem. This did not happen when I was working on the code once a week, or every other week. Instead that time was consumed thinking about some other task or, usually, replaced with anxiety over not getting any side project work done." -John Resig
"Meerkat is a method to get people to learn at the right speed by putting together a Mentor and an Learner. It is inspired in how meerkats teach their puppies to eat scorpions. The mentor picks a project that is challenging gives it to the learner, and waits till the learner declares defeat. Then the mentor slightly simplifies the project, and gives it back to the learner; This happens a few more iterations, till the learner can solve the task. Meerkat method skips ‘exercises’ (that is, problems that are simple enough for anyone to solve) because it forces the learner to be at their stretch zone all the time."