Daily Entry: July 1st, 2018

Sun Jul 01 15:30:00 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox
    • Ping contractor friend about house stuff DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar
    • Respond to Bradon
  • Trello DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year N/A
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Sun Jul 01 15:30:29 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?
    • 2245
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 5 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0530: 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.)
    • Got home from Tahoe
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 hours 30 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?
    • 1500: 50 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?
    • @1130 30 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 7
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1920
Sun Jul 01 15:31:34 UTC 2018


  • @0730: 213.6 lbs
Sun Jul 01 15:40:39 UTC 2018

Breakfast @0800:

  • Waffles: 400
  • Nuts: 300 (700)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (800)

Protein @1000:

  • Plant proetein: 110 (910)

Lunch @1200:

  • Pasta: 300 (1210)
  • Bread: 140 (1350)
  • Soy latte: 150 (1500)
  • Banana: 200 (1700)
  • Mango: 200 (1900)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (2000)
  • Banana: 100 (2100)

Dinner @1800:

  • Tofu tikka masala: 400 (2500)
  • Tater tots: 400 (2900)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (3010)
  • Banana: 100 (3110)
Sun Jul 01 15:42:29 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 Breakfast
0830 Pomodoro: Planning
0900 Misc chores
0930 Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1000 Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1030 Coffee YNAB Setup
1100 Coffee
1130 Groceries Coffee
1200 Lunch Coffee
1230 Lunch Groceries
1300 Pomodoro: Remake Timer Lunch
1330 Pomodoro: Remake Timer Laundry
1400 NAP Hanging out
1430 Time with wife Hanging out
1500 Time with wife NAP
1530 Time with wife NAP
1600 Time with wife Cooking
1630 Time with wife Cooking
1700 Time with wife Cooking
1730 Time with wife Cooking
1800 Time with wife Eating
1830 Time with wife Gaming: FTL
1900 Time with wife Gaming: Overwatch
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review Gaming: Overwatch
2000 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Time with Wife Travel plans
2100 End of day routine Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sun Jul 01 15:51:57 UTC 2018

Further thinking on one hand-written note: analysis of variance or ANOVA. This is a methodology for testing multiple variables at once and then finding a means of measuring the effect of any one variable. Mastery of this concept is probably necessary if I wish to do A/B/C/D/etc testing. And being able to visualize such data in tools such as Mixpanel or Amplitude is a necessary part of that.

Sun Jul 01 16:35:14 UTC 2018

Weekly review!

  • Last weekly review
  • Loose Papers N/A
  • Process Your Notes DONE
  • Previous Calendar Dates DONE
  • Upcoming Calendar DONE
  • Review Various Online Lists
    • Amazon wishlist DONE
    • Library DONE
    • Spark File DONE
  • Someday/Maybe PROGRESS
    • Email PROGRESS
  • Review "Pending" and Support Files SKIPPED
  • Read the week's diary posts DONE
  • Review "Projects" (and Larger Outcome) Lists DONE
  • Review "Next Actions" Lists DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review "Waiting" Lists DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Empty Your Head DONE
  • Be creative and courageous DONE
Sun Jul 01 16:36:17 UTC 2018

Last week I discussed wanting to devote time specifically for cleaning house (aka moving actions from emails to trello). I think a reordering of the checklist is in order to do the things I want. Also, I'm moving free-form stuff to the end because they can take up a lot of time (and maybe get their own pomodoro today).

Sun Jul 01 17:23:58 UTC 2018

All right, time to empty my head.

There's a lot in there right now, but I think the main thing to talk about is 7 Habits and what I plan to do with what I've gained from the book.

There are a few things this book mentioned that reminded me of things I used to do, that I have stopped doing, but should reignite. First: not talking about people behind their back. I used to call that out when a part of the conversation and say, "Unless this is practice for what we're going to say to them, we shouldn't be talking about them like this." I want to start doing this again.

Another thing that the book explicitly brought up that I've made progress on and then regressed on is "Seeking First to Understand". Right now, I'm actually pretty good at saying, "I don't understand." But in some cases, I just state that and stop, I make no real effort to understand. There are, for instance, many completely alien things to me, like my wife's disability, that I had decided that admitting it was alien was good enough.

It's because I'd "listen to reply" and not "listen to understand". I realized the former was bad, but I never properly considered just trying to understand. So I've talked with my wife and I'll work on proper reflection of what she tells me she's going through in an effort to improve my understanding.

And this line of thinking led me to politics. There are two lines of thought here. One, I should seek relationship and true understanding of the oppressed whom I wish to be an ally. And two, I should seek understanding of those whom political choices I consider evil. Both are important to travel down and execute, but I think one should have priority and happen first before two.

Two is, as it turns out, easier to start attempting than one. I have family and acquaintances in two. Further understanding them without further understanding the oppressed is problematic, however, because they're already getting lots of media attention and the like bending-over backward to show their humanity and justifying (not necessarily understanding) their actions.

One requires me to get to know some such people. A situation I don't readily find myself in. The best I can do right now is watch and read content from such people. Which I do a little bit of, but.... I have a long way to go. My circle of peers should include such people as well. I need to be intolerant of the lack of diversity in my peers.

Perhaps an answer there is to start going to Not This Time or Black Lives Matter meetings.

Anyways, this marks the end of my weekly review.

Mon Jul 02 04:08:41 UTC 2018

End of day review.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Rotate password DONE
  • Review last year DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? N/A
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? EMPTY YOUR HEAD
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
Mon Jul 02 04:20:32 UTC 2018

I need to start keeping receipts again so I can YNAB them properly. Though, I should be able to recognize charges to card/bank as they come in.

Mon Jul 02 04:29:54 UTC 2018

Last month was a great day until it wasn't. I gave specifics the next day. I said all I need to say on it, I think.

Mon Jul 02 04:30:27 UTC 2018

Last week, I started having a list of things to write about to review the day. I had a lot to say this day. I recently succeeded at the bouldering problem that skinned my hands. I'm almost fully healed from that as well. I still think it was worth it.

Mon Jul 02 04:32:53 UTC 2018

Yesterday, I got back from Tahoe.

Mon Jul 02 04:33:32 UTC 2018

Excited to get back to climbing tomorrow. I wonder what's different.

I didn't make time for my timer today. Or rather, I didn't adhere to the time I set aside for timer today. This is okay. Weekly review was the right choice, and otherwise I had a good, lazy Sunday.

I just started listening to Capital in the 21st Century. I think I'm going to like it a lot.

I watched some Overwatch YouTube with the wife today.

Mon Jul 02 04:36:12 UTC 2018

I have started YNAB today, Stephan. I first got the free-trial way back when I lived in Tucson. I literally never used it. They gave it to me again six months later. Didn't use it. They've given it to me again. Using it.

I think I have structure in place to use it, and it fits right in with how I've been improving my life in other areas of life. Aka, capture data without judgement, then make plans to influence future data.

I mean, it wants me to start with budgets right away, but I'll really just use it to accurately reflect spending at first, and then use my knowledge of the tool to use it as intended after however long I feel is right.

Anyways, I'm way past time on my pomodoro, time to wind down.