Daily Entry: July 8th, 2018

Sun Jul 08 14:38:49 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day N/A
  • Rotate password DONE
Sun Jul 08 14:39:12 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No. I remember I had a dream.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2215
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2240
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 1 hour
  • 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?
    • 0630
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0645
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Brain racing
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 6 hours 50 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?
    • 1615: 40 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?
    • @1030 45 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 6
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1940
Sun Jul 08 14:40:36 UTC 2018


  • @0645: 214.4 lbs
Sun Jul 08 14:43:03 UTC 2018

Protein @0700:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Banana: 100 (210)
  • Blueberries: 40 (250)

Breakfast @0900:

  • Waffles: 400 (650)
  • Banana: 100 (750)
  • Blueberries: 50 (800)
  • Almonds and peanuts: 200 (1000)

Coffee @1030:

  • 24 oz decaf soy latte: 200 (1200)

Snack @1300:

  • Popcorn: 200 (1400)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1500)
  • Banana: 100 (1600)

Dinner @1800:

  • Pad thai: 600 (2200)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2310)
  • Banana: 100 (2410)
  • Avocado: 200 (2610)
Sun Jul 08 14:45:03 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 Morning routine
0700 TV: YouTube
0730 Pomodoro: Planning
0800 Wake up the wife
0830 Time with Wife
0900 Time with Wife Bus to downtown
0930 Time with Wife Grab work snacks
1000 Time with Wife Starbucks
1030 Time with Wife Target
1100 Time with Wife Bus to Bellevue
1130 Time with Wife Hangout
1200 Time with Wife Hangout
1230 Time with Wife Movie: Ant Man and the Wasp
1300 Time with Wife Movie: Ant Man and the Wasp
1330 Time with Wife Movie: Ant Man and the Wasp
1400 Time with Wife Movie: Ant Man and the Wasp
1430 Time with Wife Movie: Ant Man and the Wasp
1500 NAP Bus home
1530 Pomodoro: Weekly Review Bus home
1600 Pomodoro: Weekly Review Travel home
1630 Pomodoro: Weekly Review NAP
1700 Pomodoro: End of day review Cooking
1730 Time with Wife TV: YouTube
1800 Time with Wife Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1830 Time with Wife Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1900 Time with Wife Pomodoro: End of day review Hanging out
1930 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2000 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Time with Wife Pomodoro: End of day review
2100 End of day routine
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sun Jul 08 14:48:03 UTC 2018

Last year: "I have received word from Mixpanel that I will receive word from them by Tuesday."

Sun Jul 08 14:48:28 UTC 2018

Last month, I got excited about getting TypeScript working with the panel tutorial.

Sun Jul 08 14:50:45 UTC 2018

Last week was a recovery day after the work trip to Tahoe. Though, also, I still did my weekly review, and I got around to setting up a YNAB account. Which during today's weekly review I'll actually look at my spending for the week.

I'll reread this again during the weekly review later.

Sun Jul 08 14:54:56 UTC 2018

Yesterday, I devoted a bunch of time to my timer remake, and hung out with a friend for a few hours.

I noted some things I want to follow-up on. I actually have time right now. Let's rotate a password first and then get to this.

Sun Jul 08 15:02:30 UTC 2018

Rotating passwords took the rest of the time.

Mon Jul 09 01:06:56 UTC 2018

Weekly review!

  • Last weekly review
  • Loose Papers N/A
  • Process Your Notes N/A
  • Previous Calendar Dates DONE
  • Upcoming Calendar DONE
  • Review spending on YNAB DONE
  • Review Various Online Lists
    • Amazon wishlist DONE
    • Library DONE
    • Spark File DONE
  • Someday/Maybe DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review "Pending" and Support Files N/A
  • Read the week's diary posts DONE
  • Review "Projects" (and Larger Outcome) Lists SKIPPED
  • Review "Next Actions" Lists DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review "Waiting" Lists DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Empty Your Head DONE
  • Be creative and courageous DONE
Mon Jul 09 01:13:16 UTC 2018

Spending this month is around $3000 already, but that's mostly rent and buying flights to various places for various reasons. I will continue tracking it.

Mon Jul 09 01:47:21 UTC 2018

So, I'm noticing that while I read through my past week of posts, I don't at all read all the questions I ask myself. Now, to a certain extent, this is fine, because I'm doing fine and so I don't need to assess the data to fix things.


I think the data I have can very well be visualized in a way that I can notice weird things at a glance and maybe manage some preventative stuffs.

Something to keep in mind.

Mon Jul 09 01:54:44 UTC 2018

I've been pretty good this week about noting all the stuff I'm reading/watching/listening to and making quick notes about it.

I'm not saying as much as is in my mind, but I'm finding a good balance between taking way too much time to write down every little inane thought and not noting anything and letting what I consume pass through me without me assessing how it affects me.

Mon Jul 09 01:56:49 UTC 2018

Speaking of, I have one thing I want to mention about what I've read yesterday. The article is What Color are Your Bits?, and it made me think of a video I watched a while back: The Golden Calf | Abolishing Copyright Law and The Golden Calf Vol. 2 | Is Art a Commodity?.

Basically, I have a simple thing to say here: the article talks about the color of copyright and the videos talk about how restricting that color is censorship.

Also, Programmers Need To Learn Statistics Or I Will Kill Them All has some book recommendations to add to my library list (which is already at 46, but I have accepted I won't actually read all the books).

Nevermind, none of them seem to be in the library.

Mon Jul 09 03:35:14 UTC 2018

End of day review.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • Review last year DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last month DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last week DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review yesterday DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? N/A
    • How's climbing going? N/A
    • How're personal projects going? N/A
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading? N/A
    • What have you been listening to? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
  • Rotate password DONE
Mon Jul 09 03:39:08 UTC 2018

Weekly reviews on Sunday feel right. Only planning and review on Sunday, otherwise relax and/or do stuff with the wife.

Listening to cortex during pomodoros still.... Not sure how I feel about it. I should do some research about it. Eh.... I'll try to switch between other white noises and compare and contrast different pomodoros as I go, maybe.

Today I watched:

Mon Jul 09 03:52:16 UTC 2018

Did a whole bunch of password rotations. I have a lot of extra time today.

Hopefully this is a sign that I'm getting faster? I've noticed that my mornings have been going pretty smoothly, which means I get more of the one-off daily items in the daily checklist, meaning more time in my end of day review.

Yesterday, I started putting articles I've been meeting to read on my phone. So when I go to my browser on my phone (something I don't do too often), there are things I've been meaning to read there.

And by "I started", I mean I remembered an article that a friend recommended and started reading it on my phone, and I got this idea. I have a ton of things to read, Stephan. People send me things to read. I think part of it is that the people who send me things to read, I tell them my thoughts when I finally get around to reading it (often months later).

Is Trello on the phone? Yes, but my device isn't compatible. I could update the OS, but first I need to change my authentication setup to not require my phone. I'll think about it (I've created Trello cards for it).

I have a lot of reading items in my email that I don't think I'll bother moving to Trello, though, so for now I can just look at my reading tag in email. I think that should work well.