Tonight’s achievement: I reprogrammed the exterior garage keypad. It only took 45 minutes. And a pro tip: make sure you’re reading the correct user manual.

One reason this situation is so frustrating is that, increasingly, I find that issue triage takes time away from the actual maintenance of a project. In other words, I often only have enough time to read through an issue and say, “Sorry, I don’t have time to look at this right now.” Just the mere act of responding can take up a majority of the time I’ve set aside for open source.

Nolan Lawson — What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer

 * Contributing to open source
 * Want to contribute to an open source project but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry — with a bit of effort and dedication, you too can contribute to open source.