wow, look at all the GNUs!
yak shaving - Wiktionary - apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.
less useful activity done to consciously or unconsciously procrastinate about a larger but more useful task.
Tilting at windmills - Wikipedia - don't go round chasing windmills.
Yak Butter Makes The Best Shaving Cream - genehack.org - First Yak, stage right, with bouffant rampant, Second Yak, stage left, somewhat hirsute than previous yak. Exit Second Yak, now smooth and free of hair. Exit First Yak, now also denuded.
Yak Yak shaving day! We guarantee we won't get it in your eyes.
http://vid.me/e/qMC, direct link for those with embed issues.
productivity - Correct definition of the term "Yak Shaving" - Programmers Stack Exchange
But seriously though, we needed to make that change!
Yak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - a long-haired bovid, often in need of a good shave.
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