Daily Entry: July 9th, 2018

Mon Jul 09 13:51:04 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello DONE
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE
  • Review last year N/A
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Rotate password DONE
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Mon Jul 09 13:51:29 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2200
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • 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?
    • No
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0600
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0630
  • 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)
    • 7 hours 20 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?
    • 1415: 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)
    • 3
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 2040
Mon Jul 09 13:53:01 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @0630: 214.4 lbs
  • @1730: 213.6 lbs
Mon Jul 09 13:59:05 UTC 2018

Protein @0630:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Banana: 100 (210)

Breakfast @0930:

  • Black bean chips: 170 (380)
  • Hummus: 150 (530)
  • Carrots: 20 (550)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (650)

Lunch @1200:

  • Bagel: 230 (880)
  • Avocado: 300 (1100)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1200)
  • Plum: 100 (1300)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1400)
  • Banana: 100 (1500)
  • Blueberries: 50 (1550)

Dinner @1800:

  • Chilli pasta: 800 (2350)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2460)
Mon Jul 09 13:54:46 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 Morning routine
0700 Pomodoro: planning
0730 Climb gym
0800 Climb gym
0830 Buffer
0900 Run to work (17:54)
0930 Start of work routine
1000 Pomodoro: API
1030 Pomodoro: API
1100 Pomodoro: API
1130 Pomodoro: API
1200 Lunch
1230 Deploy rollup projects
1300 Pomodoro: Work email/trello Pomodoro: API
1330 Pomodoro: API Feedback
1400 Seattle prodeng standup NAP
1430 NAP Snack
1500 Pomodoro: DB Stress Test Pomodoro: API Feedback
1530 Pomodoro: Front end Pomodoro: API Feedback
1600 Pomodoro: Front end Pomodoro: Work email/trello Pomodoro: API Feedback
1630 Run home Socializing
1700 Stretching/Shower Run home (18:41)
1730 Cooking Shower/Resting
1800 Eating
1830 Pomodoro: Remake Timer
1900 Pomodoro: Remake Timer
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review Hanging out
2000 Time with Wife Hanging out
2030 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2100 End of day routine Gaming: Overwatch
2130 Winding down Pomodoro: End of day review
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Mon Jul 09 14:07:18 UTC 2018

Last month was my first weekly review with this system, I think. I have also noted that I've been struggling with doing more work outside of pomodoros and ruining my non-working plans for the day, and that I need to stop doing that. I wouldn't mind having that problem again.

Mon Jul 09 14:11:29 UTC 2018

Last week, I struggled to be productive. It was concerning, I was worried I was backslipping to apathy. But I decided not to get anxious about it and assume I was recovering from Tahoe, which I believe was the correct hypothesis.

Mon Jul 09 14:13:02 UTC 2018

Yesterday was a weekly review day, and a day that belonged to the wife. Weekly reviews are coming into form.

Mon Jul 09 14:15:15 UTC 2018

I've finished with time to spare again. Nice.

I have a goal of 9 pomodoros at work. This would lead to the most pomodoros I've done in a day with this current system. But I believe I can do it, so let's go for it.

Tue Jul 10 04:20:21 UTC
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello DONE
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes
  • YNAB DONE
  • 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 DONE
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? NO
    • What have you been reading? N/A
    • What have you been listening to? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
  • Rotate password DONE
Tue Jul 10 04:32:17 UTC 2018

Work plan was close to properly executed. I got in 8 out of 9 planned pomodoros, but I changed what the pomodoros were about. I had two places where I could've squeezed in extra pomodoros but ended up distracted and/or not sure what I should work on.

The project is going well, but slower than I would like, but we're picking up speed starting today so I'm confident that we'll be at a reasonable speed (though I think I'll always think it's going slower than I'd like).

Climbing went great today. I didn't finish any new routes (or any new particularly special routes), but I made progress on a bunch of ones I'm trying to tackle, and I improved my capability to finish ones that are completeable but still hard for me.

Devoted the hour to the timer remake. I'm creating a wrapper to the youtube api so that I can make other wrappers with the same interface if I want to eventually plug in other sites. I like that I'm doing it, but I'm definitely not rushing to hacked-together MVP....

Maybe rush to parity with old timer as with original plan and then start doing this again?

Still listening to Cortex, and also Ross Monthly Chat - Accursed Farms. Productivity was high today. I'm good with this.

I'll watch some Overwatch with the wife soon.

Tue Jul 10 04:43:52 UTC 2018

Good day!

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
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE
  • 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

Weight:

  • @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.

But....

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
  • Calendar DONE IN WEEKLY REVIEW
  • Trello DONE IN WEEKLY REVIEW
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE IN WEEKLY REVIEW
  • 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.

Daily Entry: July 7th, 2018

Sat Jul 07 16:45:55 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE
  • Review last year N/A
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
Sat Jul 07 16:46:26 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • I just remember I had a dream.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2200
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • 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?
    • 0200: 5 minutes
    • 0345: 5 minutes
    • 0600: 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)
    • 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?
    • 1625: 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
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1930
Sat Jul 07 16:48:20 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @0730: 214.4 lbs
Sat Jul 07 16:52:40 UTC 2018

Protein @0730:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Mango: 200 (310)

Breakfast @0900:

  • Waffles: 400 (710)
  • Banana: 100 (810)
  • Strawberries: 50 (860)
  • Blueberries: 40 (900)
  • Tofu: 200 (1100)

Lunch @1200:

  • Pad thai: 600 (1700)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1800)
  • Banana: 100 (1900)
  • Bluberries: 50 (1950)

Dinner @1800:

  • Tater tot hot dog: 550 (2500)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2610)
  • Banana: 100 (2710)
  • Strawberries: 50 (2760)
Sat Jul 07 16:55:34 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 TV: YouTube
0830 TV: YouTube
0900 Breakfast
0930 Pomodoro: Planning
1000 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Hang out with wife
1030 Pomodoro: Timer Remake
1100 Pomodoro: Timer Remake
1130 Pomodoro: IGDA Admin Pomodoro: Timer Remake
1200 Pomodoro: IGDA Admin Lunch
1230 Walk to park
1300 Cal Anderson park
1330 Cal Anderson park
1400 Cal Anderson park
1430 Cal Anderson park
1500 Cal Anderson park
1530 Travel home
1600 NAP Travel home
1630 Cooking NAP
1700 Cooking Reading
1730 Cooking
1800 Eating
1830 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Reading
1900 Pomodoro: Timer Remake
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review Pomodoro: Timer Remake
2000 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2100 End of day routine Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sat Jul 07 17:04:16 UTC 2018

Last month, I'm just generally really excited that everything is coming together. Today, in contrast, I'm pretty excited that I'm restabilizing pretty easily after a destabilizing worktrip. Last month I was just getting typescript stuff setup on my timer remake. I'd really like to get it to a state where I can replace my old timer with it... today.

I may rush to something functional but ugly (both code-wise and view-wise), and then I can devote time to cleanup and what I want it to look like.

Sat Jul 07 17:07:41 UTC 2018

Last week, I got home from Tahoe.

Sat Jul 07 17:09:17 UTC 2018

Yesterday was a pretty good day. It looks like I'm on my way back to the productivity level that I want to be at. I'm not there yet, though. I watched some YouTube this morning instead getting right into planning, for instance. I should still get some good personal project work in, though.

Sun Jul 08 04:16:06 UTC 2018

End of day review time!

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes DONE
  • YNAB DONE
  • 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 DONE
    • What have you been doing at work? N/A
    • How's climbing going? N/A
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been listening to? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
Sun Jul 08 04:23:40 UTC 2018

I decided that my timer remake would be the main focus today. So IGDA Admin will have to wait until Tuesday. I have ended up diving into the YouTube api, because, though this isn't MVP necessary, I want to search YouTube, not give a YouTube url.

There are a variety of reasons for this, I guess. Part of it is that my whitenoise has recently changed. Maybe for the worse? But it doesn't matter, old whitenoise was not working anymore. Lazy me was actively rejecting old white noise.

Old white noise, for reference, was lyricless music on endless repeat. One song in particular.

And this has worked really well. But now no such music is working. So I've been "listening" to podcasts. I'm not really listening, I've noticed I'm tuning a lot out. Which is good, because multitasking is bad.

But....

I'm doing it right now, and I'm definitely distracted by it. It may have super hurt my personal project productivity.

I'll do it for a bit and try to switch back, maybe.

Anyways, I'll want to search for my white-noise sometimes, I think. And I'd like it to be inside my timer, not outside. So, search functionality.

I'm glad I gave my timer priority, because it had been slipping. Next I need to make sure IGDA admin work comes back into focus.

Lots of reading today!

I started the Grab article a while back, but decided to finish it today. It linked to the statistics article, and I was interested and read it and it was good.

What color are your bits was something a friend told me about today. Also really good. Don't have time for depth here, maybe I'll discuss it a bit during my weekly review tomorrow.

Listening today was more Capital in the 21st Century. Still very much enjoying it. Main takeaway today was, "Foreign ownership of capital in a country is typically bad."

Podcast listening has been Cortex. Not particarly imporant which ones. This is for white noise purposes. But again, there has been some interesting things (e.g. journaling) that have bled through. Another data point to stop this experiment before making it a habit.

Today I watched:

And it's past time to stop!

Sunday's only job from now on is weekly review before wife wakes up. Sunday is a rest day, I think. Planning, review, and weekly review are not things I need to rest from, however, so it's a good day for it.

So, what I'm saying is, I hope to follow-up on some things tomorrow.

Daily Entry: July 6th, 2018

Fri Jul 06 13:53:26 UTC 2018

Today's looking pretty close to a normal day! That's promising.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello DONE
  • JIRA DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes
  • YNAB DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
Fri Jul 06 13:54:26 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream? NO
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2200
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • 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?
    • No
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0620
  • 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
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 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?
    • 1405: 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?
    • @1000 30 mg caffeine (Brew Dr Kombucha)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1930
Fri Jul 06 13:55:15 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @0630: 215.2 lbs
  • @0830: 214.4 lbs
  • @1715: 214.4 lbs
Fri Jul 06 14:02:13 UTC 2018

Protein @0630:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Strawberries: 40 (150)

Breakfast @0930:

  • Hummus: 150 (300)
  • Black bean chips: 170 (470)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (570)
  • Carrots: 20 (590)
  • Plum: 100 (690)
  • Clementine: 35 (725)
  • Brew Dr Kombucha: 60 (785)

Lunch: @1200:

  • Bagel: 230 (1015)
  • Avocado: 300 (1315)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1415)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1515)
  • Banana: 100 (1615)
  • Bluebery: 50 (1665)

Dinner @1800:

  • Pad thai: 600 (2265)
  • Banana: 100 (2365)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2475)
Fri Jul 06 14:04:14 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 Pomodoro: PLanning
0730 Climb gym
0800 Climb gym
0830 Shower
0900 Bus to work
0930 Start of work routine
1000 Check in on mentee Pomodoro: API
1030 Pomodoro: API Lost time
1100 Pomodoro: API
1130 Pomodoro: API
1200 Lunch Mentee time
1230 Lunch Pomodoro: API
1300 Pomodoro: API Mentee time
1330 Pomodoro: API
1400 NAP
1430 Pomodoro: API Snack
1500 Pomodoro: API
1530 Pomodoro: API
1600 Run home API
1630 Stretching/Shower Run home (19:36)
1700 Cooking: Pad Thai Shower
1730 Cooking: Pad Thai
1800 Eating Grocery shopping
1830 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Eating
1900 Pomodoro: Timer Remake TV: Steven Universe
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review Pomodoro: Timer Remake
2000 Time with Wife
2030 Time with Wife
2100 End of day routine Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Fri Jul 06 14:12:28 UTC 2018

Last year, I saw the recent Spiderman movie. I also wrote down a concept Andrew had shared with me (back then he was Jesse) of emotional debt. I still find the term useful.

Fri Jul 06 14:13:51 UTC 2018

Last month, I got last year's post off by a month and reviewed July 6th, 2017. Oops.

A month ago is when I started being capable of doing personal pomodoros at home. I should be back in the thick of that today!

Fri Jul 06 14:16:26 UTC 2018

Last week, I was in the middle of the Tahoe trip.

Sat Jul 07 04:06:17 UTC 2018

End of day review time!

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello DONE
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE
  • Review last year DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last month DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last week DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
Sat Jul 07 04:25:44 UTC 2018

Yesterday, I had a productive work-from-vancouver day, and came back home to Seattle.

Sat Jul 07 04:26:28 UTC 2018

Today was a good work day. Finally was in a good spot on what I needed to do to just settle down and code. I got to a good spot. I may want to go to work tomorrow for a lil' bit and just do a bunch of things I want to get done.

We'll see. I may also want to get some quality personal project time in (it has been left wanting a lot).

Last Monday was a hard climb today, and today was vastly superior. I was capable of flashing a few new routes (both V1 and V2), and I managed to complete all routes I had been successful at least one time before (which wasn't true last Monday).

Also, no new blisters!

I devoted a half-hour to my new timer today. It should've been a half-hour, but it seems I am recovering from my short bout of poor productivity. I guess I was recovering from the work trip after all. My sleep is also relatively normalized.

I've been listening to Capital in the 21st Century, and I was thinking about how capital ownership should be what social security really is. None of this the government owes us that, it should be in a blind trust or something like that. And then labor collectively grows their share of capital.

Sat Jul 07 04:33:53 UTC 2018

Today I watched:

....

I think that's it? I might've missed something. I really, really wanted to go to Twitter today but I reminded myself that I never find it a valuable experience after the fact.

Daily Entry: July 5th, 2018

Thu Jul 05 20:39:56 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox SKIPPED
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB DONE
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Thu Jul 05 20:40:16 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream? YES
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2210
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 30 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0630: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0745
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0800
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Fireworks kept me up for a bit
  • 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?
    • 1400: 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?
    • @1100 30 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 4
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 2050
Thu Jul 05 20:51:57 UTC 2018

Breakfast @0800:

  • Chipotle: 1000
  • Banana: 100 (1100)

Coffee @1030:

  • 16 oz decaf soy latte: 100 (1200)

Lunch @1300:

  • Vegan frank: 450 (1650)
  • Waffles and jam: 500 (2150)
  • Banana: 100 (2250)
  • Watermelon: 100 (2350)
  • Chips and hummus: 450 (2800)

Snack @1600:

  • Tortillas: 400 (3200)

Dinner @2000:

  • Soy protein: 110 (3310)
Thu Jul 05 20:54:11 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 SLEEP
0800 Morning routine
0830 Breakfast
0900 Browsing Internet
0930 Browsing Internet
1000 Definitions API
1030 Definitions API
1100 Starbucks
1130 Definitions API
1200 Definitions API
1230 Definitions API
1300 Lunch
1330 Pomodoro: Planning
1400 NAP
1430 Pomodoro: Definitions Packing
1500 Meeting
1530 Meeting
1600 Drive to Seattle
1630 Drive to Seattle
1700 Drive to Seattle
1730 Drive to Seattle
1800 Drive to Seattle
1830 Drive to Seattle
1900 Return rental car
1930 Travel home
2000 Travel home
2030 Buffer TV: YouTube
2100 Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Fri Jul 06 03:53:09 UTC 2018

End of day review time!

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox SKIPPED
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day DONE
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
  • Rotate password DONE
Fri Jul 06 03:54:45 UTC 2018

Adding a new sleep question: do you remember your dream? Because sometimes I do but I have nothing in place to capture it whilst writing in this diary. Last night was a lucid dream. I dreamt that I was being fired for having literally slept through all of spring. Even with my dream brain I realized the logic was bad. I concluded I was sleeping, and wasn't much liking the dream, so I willed myself awake....

Into another dream. And thus stopped thinking I was in a dream.

This isn't a particularly unique dream. I do this a lot.

Anyways, after "waking up", I decided to use my telekinesis to cheat at gambling and win millions of dollars. Figuring that this would set the mafia after me, I decided to hide my ill-gotten gains... in another casino?

And that's all that I remember.

Fri Jul 06 04:05:23 UTC 2018

Last year, I started building a pull-up habit (it didn't stick).

Fri Jul 06 04:05:40 UTC 2018

Last month, I was thinking over the problem of not being as productive at work as I'd like, pomodoro-wise.

I was also pretty happy that I was (and still am) regularly updating my system as I find flaws in my methodology.

Fri Jul 06 04:08:24 UTC 2018

Last week was the first day of the Tahoe trip.

Fri Jul 06 04:09:51 UTC 2018

Yesterday was a solid 4th of July morning with family and evening with friends.

Fri Jul 06 04:10:23 UTC 2018

Today was a solid work day! Though my pomodoro-count would disagree (it'll be two after this review). That's because today was a lot of discussing things with coworkers and making sure we have the same vision of success (which we did not).

It's also confirmation that I can do good work while on travel. Something I'll keep in mind moving forward.

Climbing has been sporadic lately due to travel, but I'll be back at it tomorrow and I'm excited.

Personal projects hopefully will be back to full speed tomorrow. I'm feeling much better, productively speaking, than I was last Monday.

Today, I listened to some of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban whilst driving back to Seattle. It's a fun listen.

I read an article by Film Crit Hulk about Star Wars: The Beautiful, Ugly, and Possessive Hearts of Star Wars.

I watched some YouTube:

I'll watch some random video whilst winding down after this post. Which, well, it's time to stop now.

Daily Entry: July 4th, 2018

Wed Jul 04 16:11:10 UTC 2018

Quick non-pomodoro planning.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler SKIPPED
  • Physical Inbox SKIPPED
  • Email Inbox SKIPPED
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Wed Jul 04 16:11:45 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2400
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2400
  • 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?
    • 0545: 10 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0845
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0845
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Visiting family in Portland
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 hours 20 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?
    • 1330: 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?
    • @1000 30 mg caffeine (decaf oat latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 5
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • N/A
Wed Jul 04 16:12:37 UTC 2018

Breakfast @0930:

  • Back to Eden: 1000

Snack @1500:

  • Banana: 100 (1100)

Dinner @1600:

  • Misc goodies: 1500 (2600)

Cake @2100:

  • Strawberries and "cream": 300 (2900)
Wed Jul 04 16:13:31 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 SLEEP
0800 SLEEP
0830 SLEEP
0900 Review and Planning
0930 Back to Eden
1000 Back to Eden
1030 Back to Eden
1100 Travel to the Trefrens
1130 Travel to the Trefrens
1200 Happy birthday Richard!
1230 Hanging out
1300 Hanging out
1330 Hanging out NAP
1400 NAP
1430 Hanging out
1500 Hanging out
1530 Hanging out
1600 Hanging out
1630 Hanging out
1700 Hanging out
1730 Hanging out
1800 Hanging out
1830 Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Hanging out
2100 End of day review Hanging out
2130 Winding down Hanging out
2200 SLEEP Winding down
2230 SLEEP Winding down
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Thu Jul 05 15:40:52 UTC 2018

Next day end of day review:

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler SKIPPED
  • Physical Inbox SKIPPED
  • Email Inbox SKIPPED
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year N/A
  • Review last month READ
  • Review last week READ
  • Review yesterday READ
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
Thu Jul 05 15:48:12 UTC 2018

Today was a holiday, so no work. I also didn't plan on climbing, so no climbing. I only have my work laptop so no personal projects. Just a solid day with friends and family. Watched Moonrise Kingdom. Good movie. I like Wes Anderson as a director.

Daily Entry: July 3rd, 2018

Tue Jul 03 18:46:06 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox SKIPPED
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE
  • Update the diary post as necessary SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Tue Jul 03 18:46:19 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2150
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • 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?
    • 0630: 10 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0830
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0830
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Maybe a little sick? Loss of energy and motivation
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours 40 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?
    • No
  • 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?
    • @1200 30 mg caffeine (decaf americano)
    • @2000 45 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 8
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • N/A
Tue Jul 03 18:47:47 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @0630: 216.4 lbs
  • @0830: 214.4 lbs
Tue Jul 03 18:58:06 UTC 2018

Protein @0900:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Banana: 100 (210)

Breakfast @0930:

  • Tofu tikka masala: 800 (1010)

Coffee @1200:

  • Decaf americano: 100 (1110)

Lunch @1400:

  • Toast: 140 (1250)
  • Avocado: 200 (1450)
  • Fries: 200 (1650)

Protein @1700:

  • Soy protein: 110 (1750)
  • Banana: 100 (1850)
  • Mango: 150 (2000)

Snack @1930:

  • Tortilla: 400 (2400)

Dinner @2230:

  • Beans, rice, and potatoes: 600 (3000)
Tue Jul 03 19:00:26 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 SLEEP
0800 SLEEP
0830 Morning routine
0900 TV: YouTube
0930 TV: YouTube
1000 TV: YouTube
1030 Data management meeting
1100 Walk to Starbucks
1130 Pomodoro: Planning
1200 Pomodoro: Definitions YNAB
1230 Pomodoro: Definitions Deploy attempt
1300 Pomodoro: Definitions Walk home
1330 Walk home Rollup projects
1400 NAP Slack discussion
1430 Pomodoro: Definitions Slack discussion
1500 Pomodoro: Definitions
1530 Pomodoro: Definitions Slack discussion
1600 Pomodoro: End of day review Slack discussion
1630 Packing
1700 Dinner
1730 Packing
1800 Travel to rental car Packing
1830 Travel to rental car
1900 Drive to Vancouver, WA
1930 Drive to Vancouver, WA
2000 Drive to Vancouver, WA
2030 Drive to Vancouver, WA
2100 Drive to Vancouver, WA
2130 Drive to Vancouver, WA
2200 Drive to Vancouver, WA
2230 Drive to Vancouver, WA Hanging with sister
2300 Winding down Hanging with sister
2330 SLEEP Hanging with sister
Wed Jul 04 15:50:55 UTC 2018

Doing a quick, non-pomodoro review the next morning.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler SKIPPED
  • Physical Inbox SKIPPED
  • Email Inbox SKIPPED
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year READ
  • Review last month READ
  • Review last week READ
  • Review yesterday READ
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? N/A
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading?
    • What have you been watching?
Wed Jul 04 15:57:52 UTC 2018

Just a quick read of my past posts. If there's something really worth noting, I'll write something here.

Today was much more productive, work-wise, than yesterday.

I didn't make time for personal projects... again. Don't have another opportunity really until Friday.

On the drive to Vancouver/Portland, the wife and I started listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Watched a lot of YouTube again today:

Outsiders: How to Adapt H.P. Lovecraft in the 21st Century

I watched a lot of other YouTube, but I don't remember what I watched. Must've not been that valuable.

I also regressed a bit and read some Twitter. Got nothing out of it. Will try again to not visit today.

Daily Entry: July 2nd, 2018

Mon Jul 02 18:34:20 UTC 2018

Planning time (late start)!

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Mon Jul 02 18:34:59 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2230
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • 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?
    • 0630: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0730
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0745
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Recovering from Tahoe trip
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 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)
    • 8
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1930
Mon Jul 02 18:36:22 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @0630: 216.6 lbs
  • @1000: 213.6 lbs
Mon Jul 02 18:50:32 UTC 2018

Protein @0800:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Banana: 100 (210)

Breakfast @1000:

  • Waffles: 400 (610)
  • Nuts: 200 (810)
  • Banana: 100 (910)
  • Strawberries: 40 (950)
  • Soy milk: 100 (1050)

Lunch @1200:

  • Smashed chickpea sandwich: 600 (1650)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1750)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1850)
  • Banana: 100 (1950)
  • Raspberries: 50 (2000)
  • Plum: 100 (2100)

Dinner @1800:

  • Tater tos: 300 (2400)
  • Avocado: 200 (2600)
  • Tofu: 200 (2800)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2910)
Mon Jul 02 18:52:59 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 Laying in bed
0800 Morning routine
0830 Climbing
0900 Climbing
0930 Shower
1000 Breakfast
1030 Chores
1100 Bus to work
1130 Pomodoro: Planning
1200 Lunch
1230 Lunch
1300 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1330 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1400 Seattle Prodeng Standup
1430 NAP
1500 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1530 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1600 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1630 Bus home
1700 Cooking Eating
1730 Cooking Gaming: FTL
1800 Eating Gaming: FTL
1830 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Quakecon stuffs
1900 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Quakecon stuffs
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review
2000 Time with Wife
2030 Time with Wife
2100 End of day routine
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Tue Jul 03 02:03:35 UTC 2018

I gots no energy today! I don't want to give into the lack of control, because this sort of thing can linger on me for days. So! Let's work on my new timer.

Tue Jul 03 02:20:23 UTC 2018

Distracted myself with QUAKECON stuff.

Tue Jul 03 02:20:37 UTC 2018

I can maybe try again.... I should probably do my end of day review, actually.

Tue Jul 03 02:33:13 UTC 2018

End of day review.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox SKIPPED
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • YNAB DONE
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? NO
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching?
Tue Jul 03 02:48:31 UTC 2018

Last year, I discussed the strats I was using to avoid going to time wasting sites.

Those strats didn't stay effective.

Lately, experience has been super effective in keeping me going. I know these reviews have proven valuable. I know I can't give into apathy via a lack of energy. I know I can have a stable sleep schedule given the right self-guided environment.

I know that reddit is not valuable to me, and that any time it looks legitimate to use is a slipery slope towards wasting my time on it. Thus, I don't even use the more helpful versions of reddit. For example, if there's an answer to a question I have on reddit, I still don't go. Usually that answer is somewhere else, but if I continue to have trouble, I'll ask someone for help. That someone else may end up answering my question via reddit, but I won't go to reddit.

The same is now true of twitter. I'm also developing a habit of not reading the comments. Comments are not valuable. They are low-quality content piggybacking on content I find interesting or valuable.

Anyways, moving on.

Tue Jul 03 02:54:11 UTC 2018

Last month was my first super productive Saturday. What a contrast to today, a super unproductive workday.

But I'm not frustrated at that contrast. I know that I can do better, and I know today isn't necessarily a sign or trend of negative progress moving forward. I'm tired today, and things are hard because of that, but I'm still pushing through on various things. Tomorrow will be better.

Tue Jul 03 02:56:29 UTC 2018

Last week was a super productive workday. Wow, parallels in the days I'm reviewing, and contrast to today. That's another reason why I've started reviewing the past, lots of good stuff like this.

Tue Jul 03 02:58:29 UTC 2018

Yesterday, I was tired. And yet I still managed to do my planning, my weekly review, and my end of day review. There was an optimism in my plan, and I tried to plan for timer work, but I'm glad I ended up not doing any. I'm not glad that I failed to do that work today.

Tomorrow, I'll start the day with timer stuff to make sure I get some work done there.

Tue Jul 03 03:00:57 UTC 2018

Today was a bust as far as any productivity goes. I just couldn't summon the energy after lunch. Before lunch, I barely managed the plan for the day. I'm hoping it's just me still recovering from slight sleep destabilization from the Tahoe trip. I'll go to bed early and try with MAX POWER tomorrow.

Climbing was hard, too, but I managed to get some good exercise in today.

I'm hoping to reignite personal project progress again tomorrow morning. I won't be doing any such work on the 4th or 5th, however, as I'll be traveling to Vancouver and have a hard rule about no personal work on work-work laptop (my only laptop right now).

I've managed some listening of Capital in the Twenty-First Century and it's some good stuff. I'll try to have specific thinking on it sometime this week.

I watched a bunch of stuff today (not proud of it, but am open about it).

Time to play some Overwatch.

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
    • YNAB PRIORITY ITEM IN TRELLO
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar
    • Respond to Bradon
  • Trello DONE
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • 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

Weight:

  • @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
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes N/A
  • YNAB DONE
  • 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.

Daily Entry: June 30th, 2018

Sun Jul 01 04:12:23 UTC 2018

End of day review. Tomorrow I should be back to planning in the morning.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • JIRA SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan SKIPPED
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching? N/A
Sun Jul 01 04:13:05 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2245
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2300
  • 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?
    • 0600: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0800
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0800
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Drinking, another day in Tahoe
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 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?
    • No (forgot)
  • 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?
    • @0900 45 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
    • @1100 45 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 4
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1940
Sun Jul 01 04:21:29 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 SLEEP
0800 Morning routine
0830 Walk to Northstar
0900 Breakfast
0930 Backlog Yesterday
1000 Hanging
1030 Hanging
1100 Hanging
1130 Hanging
1200 Hanging
1230 Hanging
1300 Hanging
1330 Hanging
1400 Loading the bus
1430 Bus to Reno
1500 Bus to Reno
1530 Airport
1600 Airport
1630 Airport
1700 Boarding
1730 Flight
1800 Flight
1830 Flight
1900 Flight
1930 Light rail home
2000 Walk home
2030 Time with Wife
2100 Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sun Jul 01 04:23:17 UTC 2018

Last year, I broke a string of silence. It was to make a vow of removing reddit from my life. It took almost another year before I finally stopped properly. I have confidence it will last. I'm also hopeful that twitter has joined reddit now.

Sun Jul 01 04:25:08 UTC 2018

Last month is when I started making the planning part of my day a pomodoro. I did this pomodoro at work, but decided I should start doing it at home. This ended up being very powerful, past me. Thank you.

Also of note, I jumped right back into my routine after coming back from a weekend with family. Super cool.

Sun Jul 01 04:27:16 UTC 2018

Last week, I had a bad experience trying to go to comic con with my wife. I felt like my reaction to this bad experience was an improvement over previous such things, and so I counted the whole ordeal as a small victory. Next time, though, I'll make plans to force a refund.

Sun Jul 01 04:29:30 UTC 2018

I wrote about yesterday today, so I don't feel the need to review it.

Sun Jul 01 04:30:21 UTC 2018

I don't think a play-by-play of today is valuable. There was a lot of hanging out, and even some FTL. Instead of that, which was fun and useful for vacation purposes, let's get back to the checklist.

Work starts again on Monday. I'll be doing two workdays out of office (one from home on Tuesday, and one from Vancouver on Thursday). I want to get to a crappy MVP that we push in front of customers and iterate on quickly. My mentor at work gave some good advice there, I think.

Climbing also begins again on Monday, and I'm curious to see what'll be new at the gym.

Sun Jul 01 04:32:45 UTC 2018

The last week wasn't particularly kind to my personal projects. Tomorrow morning, before the wife wakes up, I'd like to get in an hour of timer remaking. But I also still need to do my weekly review, which is more important.

Sun Jul 01 04:33:33 UTC 2018

So, over the Tahoe work retreat, I skimmed Visualizing Data. This is one of those fun accomplishments where having developed a system (starting from a core of GTD) to capture every little thing has helped past me remind future me of little goals like reading this book.

And I'll talk a bit more about my history with this book and what I got out of this book tomorrow.

Also, I finished 7 Habits, and will talk about what I got out of that book a little tomorrow, as well.