Hi there. I wanted to query the collective knowledge and experience of those who haunt these forums in an effort to find relief from something I can only describe as programmer's block.
I know what I want to make, but the knowledge about programming I've gained the past few years have only made it harder to get anything done without trying to do it 'right'. For some reason, doing it 'right' is taking precedent over getting it done. It becomes more of a chore, and less of a fun hobby.
Just getting into OpenGL 3+ has become a daunting task, trying to implement a highly versatile rendering system capable of everything I can't forsee.
That's just the issue though, the sense that I always code myself into a corner with projects, which has instilled a deep need to do everything as generalized, modular, and data-driven as possible. I feel I have taken certain programming tenets to extremes, yielding to nothing.
I have heard things such as YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it) and KISS (keep it simple stupid) and I'm still struggling. How do I surrender!? What should I focus on. I just want to switch off this awareness I have gained, or at least tone it down, to where I can actually knock stuff out and enjoy doing it.
Has anybody else struggled with knowing too much to be productive? I'm paralyzed!