Daily Entry: May 7th, 2018

Mon May 07 16:32:44 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2200
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2200
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 15 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0500: 5 minutes
    • 0620: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0730
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0730
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • No
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Attempt. 1430: 30 minutes.
  • Did you consume any medicine that you do not take on a daily basis? What? How much? When?
    • No
  • Did you have any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages today? What? How much? When?
    • @1000 15 mL caffeine (Brew Dr. Kombucha)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 3
Mon May 07 16:33:26 UTC 2018


  • @0730: 215.0 lbs
  • @1800: 213.8 lbs


  • 3500 calories
  • 20g added sugars
  • 120g protein (20g every 3 hours)

Protein @0730:

  • Pea protein: 100
  • Banana: 100 (200)

Snack @0930:

  • Watermelon: 50 (250)

Jumpstart Mondays @1000:

  • Some almond milk oatmeal thing: 600 (850)
  • Hummus: 150 (1000)
  • Carrots: 20 (1020)
  • Brew Dr. Kombuncha: 60 (1080)

Lunch @1200:

  • Bread: 140 (1220)
  • Avocado: 300 (1520)
  • Ripple pea milk: 70 (1590)
  • Banana: 100 (1690)
  • Apple: 100 (1790)
  • Clementine: 35 (1825)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1925)
  • Clementine: 35 (1960)

Dinner @1900:

  • Vegan breakfast burrito: 1000 (2960)
  • Watermelon: 50 (3010)
  • Banana: 100 (3110)

Protein @2130:

  • Pea protein: 100 (3210)
  • Banana: 100 (3310)
Mon May 07 16:35:52 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 SLEEP
0500 SLEEP
0530 SLEEP
0600 SLEEP
0630 SLEEP
0700 SLEEP
0730 Morning routine
0800 Climbing
0830 Climbing
0900 Shower
0930 PLANNING and Run to work
1000 Jumpstart Mondays
1030 Arb3 Test PR Documentation Socializing
1100 Arb3 Test PR Documentation
1130 Arb3 Test PR Documentation
1200 Lunch
1230 Library!
1300 NAP Arb3 Test PR Documentation
1330 Arb3 Test PR Documentation Arb3 Test PR Documentation
1400 Arb3 Test PR Documentation Seattle Prodeng Standup
1430 Arb3 Test PR Documentation NAP
1500 Arb3 Test PR Documentation Test experiement
1530 Arb3 Test PR Documentation Test experiement
1600 Reading buffer Test experiement
1630 End of day review Workspaces Startup
1700 Run home PR Documentation
1730 Stretching/Shower Run home
1800 Cooking Grocery shopping
1830 Cooking
1900 Eating and TV: Overwatch
1930 Gaming: Overwatch
2000 Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Personal time
2100 TV: Santa Clarita Diet
2130 End of day routine
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Tue May 08 04:26:58 UTC 2018

I have switched the order of the last two time block items before bed. Doing my end-of-day routine before TV often left me startin TV late, and thus we'd watch Overwatch players on YouTube instead of the ever-growing shows we plan on watching.

The wife and I disucssed this habit, and we have decided to watch Overwatch before playing (and while eating), and watch a show before bed.

Anyways, two Saturdays have passed without me doing personal project work, and thus some thinking is in order.

I think an important first question is: Do I need the break? Someone has sent me some links to this effect. When Distraction is a Good Thing.

On one hand, I'm filling that time with mostly aimless YouTube and blog reading. Even a bit of Twitter sometimes (thankfully Reddit has been kept properly away). These are things that I feel better for not consuming during the week or consuming by myself.

On one hand, it's certainly possible that I need the day. I also don't spend that much time on the time-wasting sites, though I think that if I'm going to spend time on those sites, forcing that time to live in a specific time-block would be ideal.

Other time is spent playing single-player games, literally just sitting/laying down and thinking, and socializing with non-work friends. The latter took up half of each Saturday, and it was good to play some MTG with old college friends.

Also, the thinking. Sometimes I spend time thinking about my thinking habit. I find myself thinking maybe I should be writing down my thoughts. It often proves more powerful. But maybe I also need time to just let things bubble in my head before they're really ready to be proper words in a text editor.

But there's also some really good little stand alone sentences I have whilst bubbling. Stuff that simmers aways like dreams. I like to construct fun sentences. A personal sort of poetry. A lot of it is like me giving some imaginary speech about some imaginary (or even very real) cause.

I don't know if it's good, but I like it, and I think it may be one of the few things that I'd like to revist.

This diary. Most of it I won't look back on. It's a means of having a conversation with myself, and also serves the purpose of keeping people who want to stay informed on my life stay informed. Which is exactly what I want this sort of thing to be.

It's why Facebook and Twitter were never things I posted to. Facebook and Twitter felt like me saying things towards some other person. Not a specific one, though. The ether. A non-person. A Schroeder's group. Everyone and no one until someone specific replied.

But I'm a direct message kind of person. I don't shout into the ether. I speak towawrds specific people. Others can listen in, depending on the context, but the specific person is valuable, Stephan.

And, man, this diary. This diary is becoming exactly what I wanted it to be way back when I first started it back on March 8th, 2017.

And now I've distracted myself. I've been timestamping my wake-ups throughout the night, but markdown is compiling that to ordered list stuff.

Need to do some quick sed-fu.

Tue May 08 05:08:36 UTC 2018

Fixed! Time for bed. The command I used was:

sed -i.bak 's/\(\* [0-2][0-9][0-9][0-9]\)\.\([^$]\)/\1:\2/g' *

I'll leave the backup files for a bit just in case something went hilariously wrong, but it looks right.

Nah. I'm removing them now. I trust myself.

Tue May 08 05:12:16 UTC 2018

For future purposes, though, I finally went ahead and git repo'd the directory where all these posts live. I'll commit before doing a sed in the future. That way I can look at the diff and make sure it only changed what I wanted. That would've been smart in this case. Too late now.