Becoming interested in coding again
Have any of you ever gotten bored with programming, then come back to it? How does one re-interest his (or her) self with coding?
I've dabbled in a variety of languages (scripting and binary) but have almost always gotten bored with it at some point. I'm wanting to undo this now, and am looking for pointers on how to remain interested.
My fairly obvious tactic is to focus on goals, large and small; even with this, suggestions on goals are welcome. Also, perhaps one of the most distracting things in coding is the various other interesting things I find while learning, such as cryptography and different mathematical theories. How might I avoid letting these seriously distract me but still learn enough to use them whenever they come up?