Daily Entry: November 1st, 2018

Today's log.

Looking at the Past

Past me had some solid advice: lazy me is not to be trusted. I found myself tired as I arrived home, and ended up reading Thinking in Bets instead of following the plan.

At one point, I considered just trying to go to sleep early. No, no, no, I have a ritual I agreed to do. So, stretching, planking, and then this review is what I did. We can talk about that more below.

Work Thinking

I think I'm in a solid place at work. Things are taking longer than anticipated, but I think I can still make my estimated goal, as I have vastly decreased scope of the task via removing unnecessary work. Tomorrow, I'll get all the PRs necessary for the task out for review. Monday, I'll address feedback, and Tuesday I'll deploy.

Exercise

Planking is painful in a paranoia-inducing way, so I'm not pushing it right now. I have only just restarted the habit, and I'm really pushing my body in other exercises, so let's just be nice to myself here and stay between 1 and 2 minutes of planking for a bit.

Until I'm back to waking up around 0600, I will be climbing both weekend days. This means quite a bit of exercise everyday... so we'll see if I don't cut out some running somewhere else if it seems to be too much.

I have realized something very important: I hate stretching. There is always friction to start a stretching session. Sometimes I enjoy the stretching itself, but it's quite possible I will not. But I am always glad I stretched when I did. This is one of those things that Peak discussed: getting better is not fun. But the rewards are worth it. Focus on why it needs to be done, not how much I don't want to do it.

Personal Projects

There was plannend time for personal projects today, but once again I am letting it slide. I think I might be able to sleep early today, and that's worth trying. Personal project time will happen, though, Stephan. It will. This weekend at the very least. But it will return to the everyday.

Just not today.

Reading

Really enjoying Thinking in Bets. It has become a book about methods to overcoming one's own biases. Which I am super down for.

Daily Entry: October 31st, 2018

Today's log.

Looking at the Past

It is the third mensiversary of the shock to my system, and my productivity is resilient, but I want it to be ever better. 50 pomodoros doesn't feel good enough anymore, really. Though perhaps it is the quality and strictness of my sytem. Something to ruminate on.

Though, I got some good stuff from my tech lead today. It was sent to me in private so I will keep it as such.

Yesterday, I revised the formal structure of my day-to-day posts. It's an exciting thing, Stephan. And painful. Reading yesterday's post... ugh. So many sentences starting with the same word. Just a long big of grabbing information and writing it down without any thought to its surrounding context. No flow and no rhythm. Clearly an instance of missing the forest for the trees. Let's fix that. Or, well, let's work on it.

The time has come to be better.

....

The time has come to practice at being better.

Work Thinking

The stats for my work can be in my log, Stephan. This area is for work. There were several factors working against me being productive today:

  • a hard run to work
  • a field trip as I got to work
  • some... questionable sleep quality

There was a fight today to be productive at all. I watched YouTube, I read articles, I napped. The nap, perhaps, helped. But what definitely helped was me chanting, in my head, over and over, "Start a pomodoro."

Only got 4 in, but that's something. Falling further behind my work goals, but I'm still making progress and should have an additional PR to get feedback on tomorrow.

Also, I seriously underestimated the feedback I would receive. Need to plan for that for sure next time, and make sure I get chunks out fast enough for feedback. No large PRs. Ever! It doesn't have to be shipped, it just has to be made in chunks, and can be stitched and shipped together when all the pieces have been peer reviewed.

Exercise

Looking very likely that I'll be running during the weekdays and climbing on the weekends. Running was hard today. A hard win in the morning and a hard slog on my way home. Stretching was a chore, and planking was painful. I'm leaning into this feeling but will keep myself from going too far. Strong and fast, not injured and limping.

Reading

Thinking in Bets is already a provoking bit of reading. The gist I have gotten so far is that life is an "incomplete information" game, and thus we have to make bets based on that information. The purpose of the book, I gather, is to help the reader divide the quality of one's decisions from the quality of one's results, and from there learn to make higher quality decisions.

I'm excited to dive deeper, Stephan.

Insights

The insight is, as usual, that lazy me is not to be trusted. If I should be working and am not, the answer is either a nap or to start the ritual to start working anyways.

Daily Entry: October 30th, 2018

There's a bunch of stuff I don't care to read in my daily diary. I skip right past it except for when I'm trying to gather some details. I'm thinking that I should have another place for that stuff, and just my day-to-day thoughts can be written down here.

So, logs are here from now on.

Today's log.

Work Thinking

I have not made the progress planned in my design doc already. I didn't allocate time for polishing PRs and editing them for feedback. Today was quite a bit of that (I have split the work into several JIRA tickets worth of PRs).

This is something to keep in mind for the next design doc. I will note in the timeblock which pomodoros were what.

This is something my pomodoro tool should do automatically, and yet another reason to jump back into its development.

This is fine, though. I didn't expect to be good at planning right out of the gate. I need to make sure I do a post-mortem.

Exercise

I did not make time for climbing today. I may not make time for climbing tomorrow, either. If I don't get any climbing in during the week days, I will climb both days of the weekend.

I did 5 sets of 3 pull ups today. I'm doing various means of around 15 pull ups. Tomorrow, I may try 6-5-4.

I ended up walking to work to get some errands done on the way to work. Specifically, I dropped off the wife and mine's votes in the ballot box. I also returned the books I had to the library and picked up a new one (Thinking in Bets).

I did, however, run home in 22:58. That's slightly faster than 10 minutes per mile, which is great for a recovery run. Might be a sign that my "normal" running speed is getting faster.

Too many times I did stretching and planking after making this post, so I made sure to do it before today. Managed a 2:15 plank. I time with a clock just because I'm curious. During the plank I'm counting breaths. I held for 80 breaths today. I plan to hold for 90 tomorrow.

Personal Projects

I've been letting this area slip. But! stuff I'm doing at work may be developing a useful skill for home projects: planning and estimating. It may also be prudent to find a group of peers that will motivate me to keep going on these projects.

In any case, I need to step up my IGDA game, been letting it slip. At the same time, I really want to make a better pomodoro app for my personal use. I need to track more things!

Reading

As of last Saturday, I have finished PEAK. I really enjoyed it and am trying to apply it in various areas of my life:

  • work
  • exercise
  • personal projects (this one is proving a bit stubborn)

I also read a pretty terrible book before PEAK called the New One-Minute Manager. It's not that it didn't have any good content. It's that it had very little good content. It was already a super short book, but I think there were maybe 4 good pages in it, and the good I found I had already gotten similar stuff from 4DX.

But all this thinking has led me to realize... I've gotten a fair amount of reading in this year. I may want to have a bit at the end of the year where I review all those books.

A lot of it is properly stored in my library lists. Yep! 10 books (12 counting cookbooks) this year. I'm going at a book per month rate! That's pretty exciting.

Something to think about.

I also did some browsing of twitter today and read the usual blogs.

Listening

Work has a lot of audible distractions lately so I've been listening to Here's How on endless repeat to help me focus.

Watching

Been watching Daredevil (season 3) on Netflix. It's starting off pretty strong, I think. We'll see if it has that usual slump in the middle.

Insights

I have revised how I go about this diary. I got my log elsewhere, which holds all those checklists and stuff I fill out each day. I'm also no longer doing time stamps. It was a good idea at the time, but they're kinda just placed randomly. Now, there's some struture with some actual headings.

I think this will be vastly supperior, and also it should help me develop my writing capabilities a bit. A few too many of my sentences start with "I", Stephan.

Linking to the log at the beginning of each post may help things out for when I'm reviewing past posts.

My whole blog setup for this diary (and now log) is wrong. There are processes that I'm expected to use. I'll fix it sometime soon (making an action item for it).

Daily Entry: October 29th, 2018

Mon Oct 29 19:47:32 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
  • Inbox
    • Physical SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
    • Email SKIPPED
  • Goals for the Day SKIPPED
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • JIRA SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Mon Oct 29 19:47:56 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • A little. I was hanging out at my old job's office.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2300
  • 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?
    • 0800: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0930
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1000
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • No
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours 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?
    • Two attempts. 1630: 20 minutes
    • 1800: 20 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?
    • @1200 15 mg caffeine (Brew Dr Kombucha)
  • 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?
    • 2230
Mon Oct 29 19:55:09 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @1000: 213.4 lbs
  • @1930: 214.4 lbs
Mon Oct 29 19:55:47 UTC 2018

Calorie goals for the day:

  • Less than 20g added sugar
  • Less than 3000 calories
  • 20g protein 5 times today

Protein @1000:

  • Soy protein: 110
  • Pumpkin: 50 (160)

Lunch @1200:

  • Banana: 100 (260)
  • Plum: 100 (360)
  • Rice and beans and tofu: 500 (860)
  • Ripple pea milk: 70 (930)
  • Apple: 100 (1030)
  • Brew Dr Kombucha: 50 (1080)

Snack @1300:

  • Banana: 100 (1180)
  • Clementine: 40 (1220)
  • Nacho black bean chips: 130 (1350)
  • Wholly guacamole: 100 (1450)
  • Hippeas: 200 (1650)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1130)
  • Banana: 100 (1230)

Dinner @1900:

  • Tofu: 300 (1530)
  • Cereal: 500 (2030)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2140)
Mon Oct 29 19:59:20 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 SLEEP
0930 SLEEP
1000 Morning routine
1030 Run to work (17:50)
1100 Start of work routine
1130 Backlog
1200 Lunch with interviewee
1230 Planning
1300 Pomodoro: Integrations Aimless meandering
1330 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: Work Weekly Review
1400 Pomodoro: Integrations
1430 Pomodoro: Integrations
1500 Pomodoro: Integrations
1530 Pomodoro: Integrations
1600 Pomodoro: Integrations
1630 Pomodoro: Integrations Nap attempt
1700 NAP Pomodoro: Integrations
1730 Pomodoro: Integrations
1800 Pomodoro: Integrations Nap attempt
1830 Run home (18:10)
1900 Shower/Cooking Shower
1930 Cooking/Eating Eating
2000 Pomodoro: Daily Review TV: Next Gen
2030 Pomodoro: Timer Remake TV: Next Gen
2100 TV: Daredevil TV: Next Gen
2130 TV: Daredevil TV: YouTube
2200 SLEEP Voting
2230 SLEEP Daily Review
2300 SLEEP Stretching
2330 SLEEP Winding down
Tue Oct 30 05:28:14 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • Work DONE
    • Climbing DONE
    • Pull ups DONE
    • Running DONE
    • Stretching DONE
    • Plank DONE
    • Personal projects DONE
    • Reading DONE
    • Listening N/A
    • Watching DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • YNAB DONE
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • JIRA SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Tue Oct 30 06:10:15 UTC 2018

Last month, I got a blister climbing, and yesterday I got a blister. They are very similar blisters as well. Mirror images of each other, even.

Tue Oct 30 06:12:31 UTC 2018

Today, I made a design doc/plan of action for the "Integrations" task I have been assigned. It took me longer than it should have, and I should have done it when first diving in, but this could be the beginning of a great habit and skill. Let's see if my estimates can be accurate, Stephan!

No climbing today as I went climbing yesterday. Hopefully I can fit it in tomorrow.

Did 4 sets of 4 pull ups today.

Ran to work in 17:50 and ran home in 18:10. Those are solid times. Now let's slowly shrink them!

Stretching and planking will be after this review. Update: stretched did 2:10 plank.

I had planned for personal projects but did not devote any time to it. I also didn't do any personal pomodoros (both planning and review were done outside a pomodoro today). Let's not make this a habit. I need to apply my "gain energy by starting pomodoro" powers at home again.

Reading:

  • Twitter
  • Blogs

I have run out of imaginary currency. Either I need to break the twitter habit or I may break my extension....

Watching:

Daily Entry: October 28th, 2018

Mon Oct 29 18:46:29 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
Mon Oct 29 18:48:23 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0130
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0130
  • 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?
    • 0800: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 1100
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1100
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • No
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours 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?
    • 1730: 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)
    • 6
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • N/A
Mon Oct 29 18:54:21 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 SLEEP
0930 SLEEP
1000 SLEEP
1030 SLEEP
1100 Morning routine
1130 Aimless meandering
1200 Climb gym
1230 Climb gym
1300 Climb gym
1330 Shower/Eating
1400 TV: YouTube
1430 Cooking: Pumpkin
1500 Cooking: Pumpkin
1530 Cooking: Butter
1600 TV: YouTube
1630 TV: YouTube
1700 Hanging out
1730 NAP
1800 Room mate meeting
1830 Organizing freezer
1900 TV: Castlevania
1930 TV: Castlevania
2000 TV: Castlevania
2030 TV: Castlevania
2100 TV: Castlevania
2130 TV: Castlevania
2200 TV: Castlevania
2230 TV: Castlevania
2300 TV: Daredevil
2330 TV: Daredevil

Daily Entry: October 27th, 2018

Mon Oct 29 00:57:36 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • Climbing N/A
    • Pull ups N/A
    • Running N/A
    • Stretching N/A
    • Plank N/A
    • Personal projects N/A
    • Reading FINISHED PEAK
    • Listening N/A
    • Watching LOTS OF STUFF
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? NO
Mon Oct 29 00:58:09 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0330
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0330
  • 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?
    • 0830: 10 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 1130
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1130
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Stayed up late watching Haunting of Hill House
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 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
  • 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?
    • @1400 50 mg caffeine (shared latte with wife)
  • 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?
    • N/A
Mon Oct 29 00:59:59 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0030 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0100 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0130 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0200 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0230 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0300 TV: Haunting of Hill House
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 SLEEP
0500 SLEEP
0530 SLEEP
0600 SLEEP
0630 SLEEP
0700 SLEEP
0730 SLEEP
0800 SLEEP
0830 SLEEP
0900 SLEEP
0930 SLEEP
1000 SLEEP
1030 SLEEP
1100 SLEEP
1130 Morning routine
1200 Geek Girl Con planning
1230 Bus to coffee
1300 Quick office errand
1330 Coffee
1400 Exploring GeekGirlCon
1430 Buying merch
1500 Chronic Illness and Creativity Panel
1530 Chronic Illness and Creativity Panel
1600 VeggieGrill Dinner
1630 VeggieGrill Dinner
1700 Buying merch
1730 Horror and women panel
1800 Horror and women panel
1830 Buyer's remorse
1900 Bus home
1930 Bus home
2000 Hanging out
2030 TV: Haunting of Hill House
2100 TV: Haunting of Hill House
2130 TV: Haunting of Hill House
2200 TV: Haunting of Hill House
2230 TV: Haunting of Hill House
2300 TV: Haunting of Hill House
2330 TV: Haunting of Hill House

Daily Entry: October 26th, 2018

Fri Oct 26 17:40:06 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Goals for the Day
    • Work DONE
    • Climbing DONE
    • Pull ups DONE
    • Running DONE
    • Stretching DONE
    • Plank DONE
    • Personal projects DONE
    • Reading DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • JIRA SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Fri Oct 26 17:40:25 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • I woke up witha claer dream in my head. Tried to retain it. It's gone now. Need to use that notebook I have right when I wake up.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2430
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0100
  • 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?
    • 0830: 5 minutes
    • 0900: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0930
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1000
  • 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
  • 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?
    • 1700: 10 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?
    • 15 mg caffeine @1200 (Brew Dr Kombucha)
  • 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?
    • N/A
Fri Oct 26 17:42:41 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @1000: 213.2 lbs
  • @1830: 215.2 lbs
Fri Oct 26 17:43:01 UTC 2018

Calorie goals for the day:

  • Less than 20g added sugar SUCCESS
  • Less than 3000 calories SUCCESS
  • 20g protein 5 times today SUCCESS

Protein @1000:

  • Soy protein: 110

Lunch @1200:

  • Fruit: 200 (310)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (410)
  • Pizza: 800 (1210)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1310)
  • Brew Dr Kombucha: 60 (1370)

Protein @1500:

  • Hippeas: 200 (1570)
  • White bean chips: 130 (1700)
  • Wholly guacamole: 100 (1800)
  • Nuts: 200 (2000)
  • Clementine: 40 (2040)
  • Apple: 100 (2140)

Snack @2000:

  • Chocolate: 100 (2240)
  • Soy yogurt: 140 (2380)
  • Strawberries: 40 (2420)
  • Blackberries: 30 (2450)
  • Granola: 100 (2550)

Dinner @2200:

  • Lasagna: 400 (2950)
  • Ripple pea milk: 50 (3000)
Sat Oct 27 06:26:42 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 SLEEP Stretching/Plank
0030 SLEEP Laying down
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 SLEEP
0930 Laying in bed
1000 Morning routine and Reading: PEAK
1030 Pomodoro: Planning
1100 Run to work (19:05)
1130 Start of work routine
1200 Lunch and Learn
1230 Lunch and Learn Pomodoro: Mixpanel
1300 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: Mixpanel
1330 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: Mixpanel
1400 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: PR Review
1430 Pomodoro: Integrations Snack
1500 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: PR Review
1530 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: How Estimate Talk
1600 Pomodoro: Integrations Reading: Innovation Under Socialism
1630 Pomodoro: Integrations
1700 NAP
1730 Pomodoro: Integrations Run home (18:56)
1800 Pomodoro: Integrations Shower
1830 Work game night buffer Debug computer issues
1900 Work game night buffer Debug computer issues
1930 Run home Cooking Grocery shopping
2000 Shower/Cooking/Eating Eating Cooking
2030 Pomodoro: Daily Review Reading: PEAK
2100 TV: Daredevil Reading: PEAK
2130 TV: Daredevil TV: The Haunting of Hill House
2200 Reading: PEAK TV: The Haunting of Hill House
2230 Reading: PEAK TV: The Haunting of Hill House
2300 Reading: PEAK Pomodoro: Daily Review
2330 Reading: PEAK
Fri Oct 26 18:06:05 UTC 2018

Work goals:

  • LEAD:
    • 10 pomodoros
  • LAG:
    • Split current PR into its multiple chunks
    • Refactor and complete config settings port
    • id-mapping port begin

Climbing tomorrow.

3 sets of 5 pull ups again.

Run to work and run home. Attempt speed, but it'll be awkward running with my switch.

Stretching/planking before bed is working, so I'll continue that habit.

Reading is the main personal project for now, should finish PEAK by sometime Saturday, I think.

If I feel like reading twitter today, I'm going to instead read one of the articles I have saved in wunderlist.

Fri Oct 26 22:40:50 UTC 2018

How to estimate notes.

What TLM does. Exploration approach, doesn't work.

Planning process.

Look at how long the planning procees takes, and estimate off of that.

Have the whole plan before estimating. If you missed something and only notice while implementing: that was a planning failure. (Think about how PEAK discusses surgeons overcoming things not going according to plan.)

List:

  1. Play with current functionality
  2. List out what needs to change
  3. Break down how it'll work, what work needs to be done
  4. Grok the code
  5. Make the plan
  6. Get feedbackk on the plan from people in the know
  7. Estimate the hours (or pomodoros) needed
  8. Put in an uncertainty multiplier on tasks
  9. Know how much time you can devote throughout the week (subtract meetings and context switching, and other priorities)
Sat Oct 27 06:18:07 UTC 2018

Daily review:

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • Work DONE
    • Pull ups DONE
    • Running DONE
    • Stretching AFTER THIS
    • Plank AFTER THIS
    • Personal projects DONE
    • Reading DONE
    • Listening N/A
    • Watching DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Actions
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Sat Oct 27 06:55:24 UTC 2018

My sleep has been unstable for over a month now.

Sat Oct 27 07:04:18 UTC 2018

I got 7 pomodoros today and had a change of priorities. Need to start next week making a solid plan.

Only got 2 pull ups into the third set.

Did both runs in under 20 minutes. A rare day where I ran home faster than I ran to work. Gots a ways to go to catch up to speeds I've already achieved, but I have a path forward.

Twitter plans worked, but ended up spending more time on reading an article than I would've on twitter.... Hmmmm.... Worth it? Let's keep at it and see.

Almost done reading the book! Will want to start making time for things soon.

Watched:

My tech lead offered to give advice on better estimating, and I took it (the notes above are from the meeting) and I'm glad I did. I have a mentor, I have a beginning mental representation and process. I'm going to get good at estimating.

Sat Oct 27 07:54:47 UTC 2018

Stretching and plank (1:45) done.

Daily Entry: October 25th, 2018

Thu Oct 25 17:54:06 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Goals for the Day
    • Work: 10 pomodoros
    • Pull ups: 3 sets of 5
    • Running: run home (just actually run today)
    • Stretching: before bed
    • Plank: 1:45
    • Personal projects: reading
    • Reading: PEAK
  • Slack SKIPPED
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  • Actions
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Thu Oct 25 17:55:35 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • I only remember that I had a dream. Was neat. Hard to hold on to when I woke up.
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0100
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0130
  • 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?
    • 0800: 5 minutes
    • 0900: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 1000
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1000
  • 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 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?
    • 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?
    • 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?
    • 2100
Thu Oct 25 17:57:13 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @1000: 212.2 lbs
  • @1900: 215.2 lbs
Thu Oct 25 17:57:28 UTC 2018

Calorie goals for the day:

  • Less than 20g added sugar
  • Less than 3000 calories
  • 20g protein 5 times today

Not properly tracked today! Work on it!

Thu Oct 25 17:59:43 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 Reading: PEAK
0030 Reading: PEAK
0100 Laying in bed
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 SLEEP
0930 SLEEP
1000 Morning routine
1030 Browsing/YouTube
1100 Planning
1130 Walk to work
1200 Start of work routine
1230 Lunch
1300 Pomodoro: Sync Meeting
1330 Pomodoro: Integrations
1400 Pomodoro: Integrations
1430 Pomodoro: Integrations Lost to inefficient spread
1500 Pomodoro: Integrations 1:1 with Alex
1530 Pomodoro: Integrations
1600 Pomodoro: Integrations
1630 Pomodoro: Integrations
1700 NAP Pomodoro: Integrations
1730 Pomodoro: Integrations
1800 Pomodoro: Integrations
1830 Run home (21:23)
1900 Stretching/Shower Shower/Reading
1930 Cooking Reading: PEAK
2000 Eating Reading: PEAK
2030 Pomodoro: Daily Review Eating/Reading
2100 Reading: PEAK TV: Iron Fist
2130 Reading: PEAK TV: Iron Fist
2200 Reading: PEAK TV: Iron Fist
2230 Reading: PEAK TV: Iron Fist
2300 SLEEP TV: Iron Fist
2330 SLEEP Pomodoro: Daily Review
Fri Oct 26 06:44:54 UTC 2018

Daily Review

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan SKIPPED
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • Work DONE
    • Climbing N/A
    • Pull ups DONE
    • Running DONE
    • Stretching DONE
    • Plank DONE
    • Personal projects DONE
    • Reading DONE
    • Listening N/A
    • Watching DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
  • YNAB DONE
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • JIRA SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Fri Oct 26 07:01:23 UTC 2018

I never did do the catching up I planned a week ago, but I think that ended up being a good thing. I got some space from the problem, and my progress and my pomodoros put in this week are back in a good place.

So, the pomodoros I put in yesterday... no more of that, I think. 15 pomodoros overall is fine, actually, but it shouldn't be:

  • 13 work pomodoros
  • 1 planning
  • 1 daily review

Two pomodoros per day should be personal deliberate practice (thanks PEAK reading).

Work today was solid. I overestimated how many pomodoros would be possible (had a 1:1 with my boss), but I ended up not feeling the nap and also I was ahead from yesterday.

I have another functioning bit of my project done today. Not as much progress as I wanted today, but I have a habit of underestimating how hard tasks are.

Went for 3 sets of 5 pull ups today. Got 5 the first 2 and couldn't quite make the fifth pull up the last set. Pretty good though. I'll try again tomorrow.

Ran home as planned (in 21:23).

Stretching and planking need to be done after this review still.

Reading PEAK is good for me. It is providing insight into what I've been doing wrong and building motivation to start again. I need to give the things I want to do proper focus or not do them at all, basically. Or, rather, the things I want to get better at.

PEAK has an entire section in it devoted to the concept of "Knowledge vs Skill", something I have talked about before. So that's fun.

Lot's of good advice on how to do purposeful and deliberate practice.

Other reading:

  • Twitter

I'm slowly losing all my imaginary currency reading twitter. It's so hard for me to stop! I'll try to remind myself to read something else before spending that imaginary dough.

Watched:

I have to take a moment right now to just mention that season 2 of Iron Fist was pretty okay until the last 10 seconds. Then it was so bad I had to admit that I was glad it got cancelled. Like, wow. That's some seriously bad last 10 seconds.

Fri Oct 26 07:38:23 UTC 2018

Did stretching and plank (1:30) as planned.

Daily Entry: October 24th, 2018

Wed Oct 24 18:14:36 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Goals for the Day
    • Work DONE
    • Climbing DONE
    • Pull ups DONE
    • Running N/A
    • Stretching DONE
    • Personal projects DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • JIRA SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Wed Oct 24 18:14:48 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2330
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2330
  • 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?
    • 0700: 5 minutes
    • 0800: 5 minutes
    • 0900: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0930
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1000
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • No
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • 1730: 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?
    • N/A
Wed Oct 24 18:22:00 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @1000: 213.4 lbs
Wed Oct 24 18:22:15 UTC 2018

Calorie goals for the day:

  • Less than 20g added sugar FAILED
  • Less than 3000 calories SUCCESS
  • 20g protein 5 times today SUCCESS

Protein @1000:

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

Lunch @1200:

  • Soup: 350 (560)
  • Soy yogurt: 140 (700)
  • Strawberries: 50 (750)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (850)
  • Banana: 100 (950)
  • Strawberries: 50 (1000)

Additional snakcing @1530:

  • Nachos: 500 (1500)
  • Teese: 120 (1620)
  • Potato chips: 200 (1820)

Dinner @2000:

  • Granola: 200 (2020)
  • Ripple pea milk: 30 (2050)
  • Soy yogurt: 280 (2330)
  • Tofu: 200 (2530)
Wed Oct 24 18:24:28 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 SLEEP
0930 Laying in bed
1000 Morning routine
1030 Reading: PEAK
1100 Pomodoro: Planning
1130 Pomodoro: Integrations
1200 Lunch
1230 Pomodoro: Integrations
1300 IGDA Meeting
1330 IGDA Meeting
1400 Climb gym
1430 Climb gym
1500 Stretching/Shower
1530 NAP Snacking
1600 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: Mixpanel Use
1630 Pomodoro: Integrations Pomodoro: Mixpanel Use
1700 Pomodoro: Integrations Nap attempt
1730 Pomodoro: Integrations NAP
1800 Pomodoro: Integrations
1830 Pomodoro: Integrations
1900 Pomodoro: Integrations
1930 Pomodoro: Integrations
2000 Buffer Pomodoro: Integrations
2030 Pomodoro: Daily Review Pomodoro: Integrations
2100 Reading: PEAK Pomodoro: Daily Review Pomodoro: Integrations
2130 Reading: PEAK Pomodoro: Integrations
2200 Reading: PEAK Pomodoro: Integrations
2230 Reading: PEAK Browsing/YouTube
2300 SLEEP Reading: PEAK
2330 SLEEP Pomodoro: Daily Review
Wed Oct 24 18:35:40 UTC 2018

WFH today. Goals are 10 pomodoros (to make 50 for the week) and to have config and id mapping functional in the integrations tab.

I'll go climbing for an hour today. I'm still bad enough at climbing that I don't need to focus on anything in particular.

Let's attempt three sets of 4 pullups today at the climb gym before climbing.

Stretch after climbing.

Reading PEAK is my main personal project right now. Though I do have an IGDA meeting.

Thu Oct 25 06:12:58 UTC 2018

Going to do my daily review of today first thing tomorrow.

Thu Oct 25 06:38:00 UTC 2018

Nevermind, doing it before bed afterall.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • Work DONE
    • Climbing DONE
    • Pull ups DONE
    • Stretching DONE
    • Personal projects DONE
    • Reading DONE
    • Listening N/A
    • Watching DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? NO
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • YNAB DONE
  • Actions
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    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Thu Oct 25 06:53:16 UTC 2018

Got 13 pomodoros in today. Didn't accomplish what I wanted today. Had to play with the framework and see how I wanted it to be.

Got solid climbing in today. Successfully got 3 sets of 4 pull ups before climbing. Tomorrow, I'll need to try 4 sets of 4. Want to work towards 5 sets of 5 and then I'll go from there, I s'pose. I didn't stretch until just before this pomodoro, but I did it.

I did a 1:30 minute plank.

Focusing on reading as planned.

Reading:

  • PEAK
  • Twitter
  • Freethoughtblogs | Pharyngula

Watched:

Daily Entry: October 23rd, 2018

Tue Oct 23 17:21:48 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • YNAB DONE
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • JIRA SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Tue Oct 23 17:22:12 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2430
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2430
  • 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?
    • 0800: 5 minutes
    • 0900: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0930
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1000
  • 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?
    • 1400: 20 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?
    • 15 mg caffeine @1300 (Brew Dr Kombucha)
  • 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?
    • 2110
Tue Oct 23 17:23:52 UTC 2018

Calorie goals for the day:

  • Less than 20g added sugar FAILED
  • Less than 3000 calories FAILED
  • 20g protein 5 times today FAILED

Snack @1020:

  • Banana: 100

Lunch @1200:

  • Catered lunch: 750 (850)
  • Fruit: 200 (1050)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1150)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1250)
  • Banana: 100 (1350)
  • Mango: 800 (2150)

Dinner @1900:

  • Tofu: 200 (2350)
  • Potato chips: 400 (2750)
  • Banana: 100 (2850)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2960)
  • Banana: 100 (3060)
Tue Oct 23 17:26:02 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 TV: Iron Fist
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 SLEEP
0930 Laying in bed
1000 Morning routine
1030 Pomodoro: Planning
1100 Walk to work
1130 Start of work routine
1200 Lunch
1230 Pomodoro: Integrations
1300 Pomodoro: Integrations
1330 Pomodoro: Integrations
1400 Pomodoro: Integrations NAP
1430 Pomodoro: Integrations
1500 Pomodoro: Integrations
1530 Pomodoro: Integrations
1600 Pomodoro: Integrations
1630 Pomodoro: Integrations
1700 Pomodoro: Integrations
1730 Buffer Pomodoro: Integrations
1800 Walk home
1830 Walk home
1900 Eating
1930 Pomodoro: IGDA Reading: PEAK
2000 Pomodoro: IGDA Shower/Stretching
2030 Pomodoro: Daily Review Browsing
2100 Hanging out TV: Iron Fist
2130 Winding down TV: Iron Fist
2200 SLEEP Pomodoro: Daily Review
2230 SLEEP Winding down
2300 SLEEP Reading: PEAK
2330 SLEEP
Wed Oct 24 05:06:54 UTC 2018

Daily review:

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • 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
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? DONE
    • What have you been listening to? DONE
    • What have you been watching? DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • YNAB SKIPPED
  • Actions
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    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
Wed Oct 24 05:07:21 UTC 2018

Weight:

  • @2000: 216.2 lbs
Wed Oct 24 05:19:22 UTC 2018

20 pomodoros into work so far this week. On pace to make my 50 pomodoros this week.

Have to go climbing tomorrow.

Reading more PEAK. Super excited to get more insights on how I can git gud. I'll try to have more concrete thinking after finishing the book. Deliberate practice needs to become a part of my being is how I feel right now.

I'm gaining weight again. A section of the book has helped me really understand why. I need to get back to pushing myself by consistently running and climbing.

Listened to the 538 podcast on political funding and how it might help predict the midterm results (or might not, as the case may be).

Watched:

  • Iron Fist
  • The 90s