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starting off with non trivial programs — publish or not?

I've just started making some simple but non trivial(i think) programs in Ubuntu -- as of now have made a small xkcd scraper, which i plan to develop into a multi webcomic downloader+viewer At this ...
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How much time a week do you spend on extracurricular programming?

Background: I'm a microsoft DBA/IT type person by day, an iOS and Mac developer by night. I have one app in the App Store and another one in the works. I try to spend as much time as possible working ...
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How should I approach doing similar work on the side to what I do at work during the day?

Currently got a good job, spending 70% of my day doing what I love, the downside of this is of course that I am working for someone else and not my self. Ideally would love to get something of my own ...
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What's your view on using other people's code? [duplicate]

As per this question: I decided to implement the BitTorrent spec to make my own client/tracker. Now, I was going through the spec, I was about 70% done implementing the BEncoding when I found a link ...
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How do you decide what to work on in your own time? [closed]

I've got an itch and it needs to be scratched. I've got nothing to program these days. Normally I'd just pick my flavour of the month technology and fiddle with it, but I want to make something and ...