Daily Entry: September 26th, 2017

Tue Sep 26 19:45:54 UTC 2017

Time-block

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 Breakfast
0930 Walk to work
1000 Coffee
1030 Aimless meandering
1100 ML eng-education talk
1130 ML eng-education talk
1200 "Lunch"
1230 Planning
1300 CA-3113: Conflict Talk
1330 CA-3113: Push it CA-3113: Thinking
1400 CA-3113: Feedback CA-3113: Play
1430 Social buffer SST Weekly Meeting
1500 Leveling spreadsheet CA-3113: Play
1530 Leveling spreadsheet CA-3113: Push
1600 Leveling spreadsheet Zendesk sync meeting
1630 Social buffer Zendesk sync plan
1700 Actions: Reading
1730 End of day review
1800 Walk to Sizzle Pie
1830 Sizzle Pie
1900 Sizzle Pie
1930 Friend hang-out
2000 Friend hang-out
2030 Walk home Friend hang-out
2100 Gaming: Overwatch Friend hang-out
2130 Gaming: Overwatch Walk home
2200 Receipts SLEEP
2230 End of day review SLEEP
2300 SLEEP SLEEP
2330 SLEEP SLEEP
Tue Sep 26 19:46:25 UTC 2017

A nice thing about time-blocking everyday is now I'm more consistent about tracking sleep. Though I'm losing some precision by rounding to the half-hour. It's not as though my tracking has been properly accurate anyways. In anything, I really should get solid data by wearing a fit-bit to bed (I got one as a gift a long time ago and have never used it).

Tue Sep 26 19:49:37 UTC 2017

For the rest of planning (10 minutes), going to make some planning checklists.

Wed Sep 27 00:43:40 UTC 2017

End of day review (work) done. Work day done. Neck super stiff (pinched nerve yesterday).

Been putting off setting up tracking my work "level". I'll still make blocks for it, but will also use extra time during planning and review blocks to setup the spreadsheet as was advised by boss.

Hoping to catch up a bit on personal maintenance stuff when I get home later today.

Daily Entry: September 25th, 2017

Mon Sep 25 18:24:18 UTC 2017

Time-block!

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 Breakfast
0930 TV: YouTube
1000 Walk to work
1030 Refer cousin to MP
1100 Planning
1130 Lunch Welcome
1200 Lunch Welcome
1230 Social Buffer
1300 CA-3113 Social buffer
1330 CA-3113 Coffee
1400 CA-3113 Trends distraction
1430 CA-3113
1500 Social buffer CA-3113
1530 Leveling spreadsheet CA-3113
1600 Leveling spreadsheet CA-3113
1630 UNPLANNED Leveling spreadsheet CA-3113
1700 UNPLANNED Reading: Technical
1730 UNPLANNED Reading: Technical
1800 End of day review
1830 Walk home Walk to friend
1900 UNPLANNED Hang out with friend
1930 UNPLANNED Hang out with friend
2000 UNPLANNED Walk home Hang out with friend
2030 UNPLANNED Gaming: Overwatch Hang out with friend
2100 UNPLANNED Gaming: Overwatch Hang out with friend
2130 UNPLANNED End-of-day checklist Walk home
2200 SLEEP Gaming: Overwatch
2230 SLEEP Gaming: Overwatch
2300 SLEEP Gaming: Overwatch
2330 SLEEP Gaming: Overwatch
Tue Sep 26 00:10:03 UTC 2017

Good read about using analytics.

Reading ES proposal: Shared memory and atomics. It's a cool bit of reading, but I have no plans to use this information, so I'm not reading all of it.

Reading about FlatBuffers. It's a serialization library. Ooh, originally created at Google for game development... Interesting. I may want to save this for play later.

Which makes me think I should probably time-block in some technical play in my days or weeks (if doing it daily is untenable).

Tue Sep 26 00:47:03 UTC 2017

Finally reviewed my action items on my personal email. I may want to move them to a different place afterall, email isn't properly suitable for a variety of reasons. Before transfer, though, I need to properly articulate those reasons to properly assess a better replacement.

In any case, it's time for some Headspace. I'm on day 6. Being a lot better about meditating than the last time I went through the first ten days, but still skipping a lot of days.

Daily Entry: September 24th, 2017

Sun Sep 24 19:02:27 UTC 2017

Time-block.

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 TV: Master Chef
1030 TV: Master Chef
1100 Breakfast
1130 TV: YouTube
1200 Planning
1230 Bus to coffee Talk with wife
1300 Coffee: Storyville Talk with wife
1330 Food plan Bus to coffeee
1400 Talk with wife Food plan
1430 Talk with wife Talk with random person
1500 Grocery shopping Talk with random person
1530 Grocery shopping Grocery shopping
1600 Grocery shopping Grocery shopping
1630 Going home Going home
1700 Cooking Grocery shopping
1730 Cooking Grocery shopping
1800 Gaming: Overwatch Cooking: Pad Thai
1830 Gaming: Overwatch Cooking: Pad Thai
1900 Gaming: Overwatch Cooking: Pad Thai
1930 Gaming: Overwatch
2000 UNPLANNED Gaming: Overwatch
2030 UNPLANNED Gaming: Overwatch
2100 UNPLANNED Gaming: Overwatch
2130 UNPLANNED Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Today belongs to the wife, but this should be a good approximation of what we'll do.

Daily Entry: September 23rd, 2017

Sat Sep 23 17:49:29 UTC 2017

Saturday time-block! Working on personal stuff, yeah!

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 Computer
0830 Computer
0900 Coffee
0930 Breakfast
1000 Walk to Indies Meetup
1030 Planning
1100 Organize
1130 IGDA Stuff
1200 IGDA Stuff
1230 Japanese Study Tool IGDA Stuff
1300 Japanese Study Tool IGDA Stuff
1330 Japanese Study Tool
1400 Japanese Study Tool
1430 Davoo Communication Japanese Study Tool
1500 Davoo Communication Japanese Study Tool IGDA Stuff
1530 End of day review Socializing
1600 Walk home
1630 Cooking: Vegan Quiche TV: My Hero Academia
1700 Cooking: Vegan Quiche TV: YouTube
1730 Gaming: Overwatch Cooking: Vegan Quiche
1800 Gaming: Overwatch Cooking: Vegan Quiche
1830 Gaming: PUBG End of day review Cooking: Vegan Quiche
1900 TV: Venture Bros. Cooking: Vegan Quiche
1930 SLEEP Cooking: Vegan Quiche
2000 SLEEP Gaming: Overwatch
2030 SLEEP Gaming: Overwatch
2100 SLEEP TV: Venture Bros.
2130 SLEEP TV: Venture Bros.
2200 SLEEP TV: Venture Bros.
2230 SLEEP TV: Venture Bros.
2300 SLEEP SLEEP
2330 SLEEP SLEEP
Sat Sep 23 20:38:38 UTC 2017

IGDA stuff ended up being very time consuming. Definitely need to automate a bunch of it. Maybe I'll devote some time to that next Saturday.

Anyways, now it's time to do some stuff with Japanese study-tool.

Sat Sep 23 21:22:44 UTC 2017

Devoted some time to setting up a local webapp that I access via Anvil. I'm bundling things with webpack (that's the setup used at Mixpanel).

I went through the Getting Started tutorial for webpack. The next part, Asset Management looks useful but unnecessary for my purposes right now. I should be able to start working on some basic stuff now.

Sat Sep 23 22:19:45 UTC 2017

No actual Japanese tool making stuff. Though, last time, setup was a pain and I didn't like how it all worked. The setup at Mixpanel is cool, so I'll try to replicate it for my own projects. Webpack, Jade/pug, Virtual Jade.

Maybe I'll do some Typescript. Yeah, I want to make sure I do things, but I also want to do things in a way I like, and also maybe in a way that'll improve my productivity at work. Also, less context switching.

Daily Entry: September 22nd, 2017

Fri Sep 22 17:03:15 UTC 2017

Time-block starting.

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 Computer
0730 Computer
0800 Computer
0830 Breakfast
0900 Walk to work
0930 Coffee
1000 Planning
1030 CA-3113
1100 CA-3113 Stand-up meeting
1130 Lunch Trends page stuff
1200 Lunch
1230 CA-3113 Lunch
1300 CA-3113 Ping pong
1330 Monthly meeting
1400 Monthly meeting
1430 Reflection Quick sync meeting
1500 CA-3113 Trends stuff
1530 CA-3113 Second lunch
1600 Social buffer CA-3113
1630 Weekly Review
1700 Weekly Review
1730 Walk home Trends iPhone 8 stuff
1800 Cooking: Vegan Quiche Walking home
1830 Cooking: Vegan Quiche TV: Venture Bros.
1900 TV: Venture Bros. Discord catch-up TV: Venture Bros.
1930 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2000 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2030 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2100 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2130 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2200 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2230 SLEEP TV: Can't sleep
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Been sleeping a lot lately. I'm not asleep the whole time, but it is still like 12 hours spent laying on my futon. Good thing I'm falling asleep super early, as it still allows for being at work at reasonable hours.

Wasted my time on the computer this morning. Perhaps if I planned to do something specific during that time I'd be more productive. I'll speak with various people I'm working with on side-projects about it.

I'll try to develop some checklists during my weekly review to keep on top of various maintenance things.

Sat Sep 23 02:26:40 UTC 2017

Still no vegan quiche. Keep putting it off. Maybe tomorrow. Probably Sunday. Time to get ready for bed and SLEEP.

Daily Entry: September 21st, 2017

Thu Sep 21 17:19:10 UTC 2017

Been letting organizational maintennce stuff slide, which is also why I haven't been keeping a very thorough diary lately.

I caught up on tickler today, but also have a lot in my inbox to process.

I have finally sat down and timeblocked the day. I have stuff planned until I go to sleep around 1900 PDT. Considering it's written in a notebook I'll leave at work around 1600 PDT, I'll copy down the plan here.

Time (PDT) Intention
1000 Planning
1030 CA-3113
1100
1130
1200 "Lunch"
1230
1300 CA-3113
1330 Goals
1400 1:1 Prep
1430 1:1 Meeting
1500 Reflection
1530 Leaving
1600 WA License
1630 Walk home
1700 TV Stand
1730 Cooking
1800
1830 Inbox
1900 SLEEP

Blank spaces mean I plan to continue thing above.

Thu Sep 21 17:33:08 UTC 2017

Time to work on CA-3113, a JIRA item at work. Going to switch to writing about that in my .plan file on my work laptop.

Thu Sep 21 17:42:05 UTC 2017

Backfilled the time-block in .plan and want to post it here.

Time (PDT) Intention
0500 WAKE
0530 Computer
0600 Breakfast
0630 Computer
0700 Shower
0730 Computer
0800 Walk DoL
0830 Walk Target, buy bananas, walk to work
0900 Setup
0930 Coffee
1000 Planning
1030 CA-3113 Planning
1100 CA-3113 401k Research
1130 CA-3113
1200 "Lunch"
1230
1300 CA-3113
1330 Goals
1400 1:1 Prep
1430 1:1 Meeting
1500 Reflection
1530 Leaving
1600 WA License
1630 Walk home
1700 TV Stand
1730 Cooking TV watching
1800 Cooking TV watching
1830 Inbox TV watching
1900 SLEEP TV watching
1930 SLEEP Tv watching
2000 SLEEP

Updating table throughout the day.

Thu Sep 21 18:09:14 UTC 2017

I have made a 24-hour template for time-blocking. Will fill copy it first thing in the morning from now on, hopefully.

Thu Sep 21 18:26:15 UTC 2017

Ended up getting caught up with setting up stuff for easy planning in the future, and then went down the 401k setup rabbit-hole. I was going to still maximize my 401k this year (basically devoting almost 3k per paycheck towards it), but upon reviewing the rules for using it as a downpayment towards property, I have decided against it.

I may well try to get some Seattle property now, as it appears to continue to grow in cost, and rent is raising at a similar rate. Better to make my house-spending constant than continue to pay more in rent for no real gain. Also, currently house prices in Seattle are beating the stock market. But, betting on that continuing is a fool's errand, especially when that fool (me) doesn't know anything about real estate and such can't have a proper opinion on it.

In any case, I thought I would just use 401k money for downpayment, but it looks like I'm limiited to 50k or 50% of total 401k invested. I'm guessing that's "whichever is higher".

In any case, I've spent way too much impromptu time on this. Need to focus on work tasks.

Daily Entry: September 19th, 2017

Tue Sep 19 21:40:39 UTC 2017

Got some double sleep in last night and everything basically back to normal.

Mixpanel is a pretty cool place. People mentioned I looked exhausted/tired yesterday and my boss said I had to go home, no excuses. I really wanted to finish a thing but he was having none of it.

Considering the fact that I fell asleep right when I got home, and after 8 hours went back to bed again for another 7 hours of sleep... it was probably the correct move.

Tue Sep 19 22:52:35 UTC 2017

Bug fixes, yeah!