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November 11, 2019

RMD plan, Nov 11th-Nov15th

Filed under: Robinson Dorion — Robinson Dorion @ 5:12 a.m.

As I failed to deliver multiple tasks last week, I've made the adjustment of stating deadlines for delivery.

1. Things my Master assigned me:

  1. (8h) Article on my experience living in Panama, 71 months in. Deadline: Wednesday, November 13th, Noon EST
  2. (8h) Convert Latex source of JWRD business plan to blog article. Deadline: Friday, November 15th, Noon EST
  3. My series of posts adding meat to the bones of The Fabled Outlines.
    1. (1.5h) 2.1-2.2: Prospecting from Prospect Point : recollect the process and struggle of settling into the islands, the pleasure of making new friends and the refuge of sanity provided by calling the lead pool.
    2. (3h) 2.3.1-2.3.{3,9}: How many Banks in a Bank : describe the layers of asset custody and the layers of data custody of the bank's infrastrucutre.
    3. (1.5h) 2.3.4-2.3.8: Learning to Work : Describe my n00bishness and how I worked through it with a good guide for the purpose.

2. Things I want feedback on/help with.

  1. JWRD Computing Business Plan.

3. anything else that takes up a significant amount of your time.

  1. (20h) JWRD : 3h of management. 11h1 of session preparation and delivery. 7h of local relationship development2.
  2. (21h) Following the forum and conversing when it's my time. I'm planning to block off 14:00-15:303 and 19:00-20:30 UTC to properly eat and engage the logs and blogs. Not sure if this is enough time, but think I need to work in blocks to maximize my focus.
  3. (7h)4 Daily Review/Preview to start up, wind down day.
  4. (3h) Weekly review/preview.5
  5. (5h 15m) 45 minutes of exercise each morning.
  6. (5h 50m) 20 min Spanish6, 30 min French each morning7.
  7. (5h) Begin packing for travels, preparing to be away 6 wks. My departure flight is a red eye on Wednesday, November 20th. Goal is to be packed Sunday to provide plenty buffer.


The lists above mark out 88 hours + 49 hours of sleep make 137 hours allocated of the 1688, leaving 31 h. I'm satisfied with leaving it here, documenting how well the above estimations pan out in next weeks review and adjusting as needed. I'm looking forward to reviewing on Friday how well my discipline and rhythm improved with deadline imposition.

  1. 4 90 minute sessions + 2.5h of commute (walking) + 2.5h prep and review. []
  2. Touch base with as many relationships as I can within the allotted time as this is my last full week in Panama for the calendar year. []
  3. 9-10:30 local time []
  4. 30 mins in morning, 30 mins before sleep []
  5. Shift to publishing review by midnight UTC Saturday and plan by 15:00 UTC Saturday. []
  6. With so many English speakers in Panama and English heavy work, gotta keep the gears greased. []
  7. Currently halfway through Pimsler audio heavy with reading supplement course. Reaching out to French speakers locally. []
  8. Shifting my reporting time means this number is off by 48 hours this week, but many of the estimation above are based on 7d week, so leaving as is this time. []


  1. What are the deadlines for 1.3?

    As to 3.2, I'll expect therefore that you'll answer promptly in chan if I ping you between those times, all right?

    Comment by Diana Coman — November 11, 2019 @ 8:16 a.m.

  2. 1.3.1 Friday midnight UTC and 1.3.2 Sunday midnight UTC. For these I have outlines and some drafted content. For 1.3.3 I'll set a deadline in next week's plan because that's much more vague.

    3.2 Yes, I'll pong the pings promptly. I'm realizing now the afternoon needs to be bumped up a half an hour to 18:30-20:00 UTC, in particular because our client session starts at 20:30 Monday and Thursday and I need 30 minute buffer to commute.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — November 11, 2019 @ 2:19 p.m.

  3. Leave the 1.3 for next week better, there's plenty with higher priority to see to this week and those can wait.

    Comment by Diana Coman — November 11, 2019 @ 2:32 p.m.

  4. Aye, thank you.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — November 11, 2019 @ 2:50 p.m.

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