Android by day, startups by dusk, blockchain by night.
How you handle ideas from new programmers sends an important signal. Good or bad, it sets the stage for what they expect. This determines if they share more ideas in the future… or keep their mouth shut.
But what you love is NEVER a waste of time. You will always learn more from an interest pulled at from your heart than a pursuit dangled in front of your head.
…collect and organize information (I use evernote). Choose one that works for you and stick with it. Don’t let the “stream” of the world’s knowledge pass you by without sticking out your cup.