Daily Entry: June 5th, 2018

Tue Jun 05 13:44:09 UTC 2018

Starting today with the checklist:

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • Update the diary post as necessary N/A
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day N/A
  • Email DONE
    • Inbox DONE
    • Organize Actions SKIPPED
Tue Jun 05 13:45:12 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?
    • 2210
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0500: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0600
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0620
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • No nap yesterday (slept earlier/easier? but second half of day had way less energy)
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours 45 minutes
  • 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?
    • 1420: 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?
    • No
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2
Tue Jun 05 13:46:27 UTC 2018


  • @0620: 213.6 lbs
  • @1730: 213.6 lbs
Tue Jun 05 13:49:03 UTC 2018

Protein @0630:

  • Soy protein: 110

Breakfast @0900:

  • Nuts: 175 (285)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (385)
  • Black bean chips: 170 (555)
  • Hummus: 150 (705)
  • Mango: 200 (905)

Lunch @1200:

  • Apple: 100 (1005)
  • Bagel: 230 (1235)
  • Avocado: 300 (1535)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1635)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1735)
  • Banana: 100 (1835)

Dinner @1800:

  • Vegan wellington: 400 (2235)
  • Mashed potatoes: 300 (2335)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (2435)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2545)
Tue Jun 05 13:51:51 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 Laying in bed
0630 Pomodoro: PLANNING Success
0700 Pomodoro: Template Web App Success
0730 Pomodoro: Template Web App Success
0800 Walk to work
0830 Walk to work
0900 Start of work routine
0930 Pomodoro: Post-mortem (done without pomodoro)
1000 Pomodoro: Workspaces Mentoring stuff
1030 Interview Debrief
1100 Mentoring buffer Devbox stuffs
1130 Mentoring buffer Devbox stuffs
1200 Lunch
1230 Lunch Expensify
1300 Pomodoro: Expensify Arb Eng Education
1330 Pomodoro: Workspaces Arb Eng Education
1400 NAP Arb Eng Education
1430 Pomodoro: Workspaces NAP
1500 Pomodoro: Workspaces Devbox stuffs
1530 Pomodoro: Workspaces Devbox stuffs
1600 Pomodoro: Workspaces Workspace talk
1630 Run home
1700 Stretching/Shower
1730 Cooking
1800 Eating
1830 Pomdooro: IGDA Admin Success
1900 Pomdooro: IGDA Admin Success
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review Hanging out
2000 Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Gaming: Overwatch
2100 End of day routine Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Tue Jun 05 14:04:08 UTC 2018

Last year was a lazy year. Getting close to my interviews with AQR and Mixpanel.

Tue Jun 05 14:04:33 UTC 2018

A month ago, I started to roll over my 401K to Vanguard. I still need to call T Rowe Price and actuall do this, however.

Tue Jun 05 14:10:03 UTC 2018

The rest of the list will need to be done tonight.

Let's work on that template web app!

Webpacked tutorial web app.

I had a little list of things I wanted to do... from Saturday I think.


  • Compile the sample app properly instead of doing inline server thing DONE
  • Also add in TypeScript
    • Some people at work are thinking of switching to this and I've always wanted to build the habit
  • Get straight to work on remaking my timer
  • Actually make a home page to my site
  • Japanese learning app... is it time?
    • No, but brainstorming mode is on so all ideas get written down
  • Game engine in this?
Tue Jun 05 14:26:16 UTC 2018

Compile setup could be a bit smarter, but it's good enough for now. Let's TypeScript up this sample app.

Tue Jun 05 15:06:23 UTC 2018

TypeScript proving difficult. Give it another try tomorrow as it is time to walk to work.

Wed Jun 06 04:18:35 UTC 2018

End of day review:

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Inbox DONE
  • Email
    • Organize Inbox DONE
    • Skim actions DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes DONE
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Review last year DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last month DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day DONE
  • Organize DONE
    • Email actions DONE
Wed Jun 06 04:29:32 UTC 2018

Going to need to explicitly slice some focus time at work. There'll be a lot of fires to put out as mentee figures stuff out, but there'll still be large chunks of time where I could've done a pomodoro. All of my successful pomodoros today were at home, but that's because I only tried one at work and immediately got interrupted.

It's fine to be interrupted. Well, it's fine if it's on a day where it's expected. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all those days.

Wed Jun 06 04:33:11 UTC 2018

Yesterday, I noticed some things wrong with my process and updated them. This is great. Specifically, I noted that my daily checklist had things out of order, and that I needed to add morning stuff to my calendar (because it's hard time-block stuff that has to happen at that time or not at all, basically).

And now I already want to update the system again having properly documented it. I need to do my planning pomodoro first thing everyday. No climbing before it like I usually do.

I need to do this for several reasons:

  • The planning pomodoro is super sweaty and gross after climbing
  • Some days I'll go to a further climbing gym to climb and want to go straight to work afterwards

So, planning the day should just be 0630 sharp everyday.

Wed Jun 06 04:38:31 UTC 2018

I'm really glad I updated my daily checklist. It being identical morning and evening actually kinda just works. Like, I need to do most of those things both in the morning in the night in some capacity, and also I sometimes run out of time and need to finish some later items at the end of the day.

I love it when a plan comes together?

Wed Jun 06 04:39:56 UTC 2018

IGDA stuff is properly blocked in calendar, and also I did some stuff today. It reintroduced me to Trello, and I'm considering using it for some of my things?

I don't know. We'll see.

Might be useful for other things, though. Like general action and project management?

Things to think about.

Things are really coming together and I'm loving it.