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January 27, 2020

ejb review: week 5 (Jan 20 - Jan 26)

Filed under: Eric Benevides — Eric Benevides @ 4:09 a.m.

While I made some progress this week and overcame some (expected) hurdles, I'm currently stuck on a rock with getting the bot set up on the production server. I was not able to get any work complete on the Gales install.

On the waking-up-earlier front I'm still not quite hitting the 5am goal, but I have been getting to bed and rising earlier which has been helping me stay on top of things in general (with more energy and focus to boot). I'll keep ratcheting my sleep schedule away from the late night.

Going into next week I'm certainly feeling the heat. On the one hand I'm way behind with the logger for MP, meanwhile I've left the auctionbot unmaintained to the point MP has noticed. Both of these must be remedied soon or my head will rightfully be on the pike.

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  1. [...] have no idea how long this is going to take, tbh. I'm currently way behind and stuck on a rock atm but I need to get this figured out as priority # [...]

    Pingback by ejb plan: week 6 (Jan 27 - Feb) « Young Hands Club — January 27, 2020 @ 4:23 a.m.

  2. Did the schedule shift increase your available time or productivity or both?

    The thing with remedies (for anything really) is that either they are clearly described as to what exactly they should consist in or they won't remedy anything. Every time you figure out something along the lines of "this needs to change", you have to add in the *very same breath* the more concrete direction/what is to change. For that matter, that's why you are reviewing stuff: to identify what needs to change and *how* should you go about it; listing the stuff and noting the fails/successes is a start and is needed but it's not enough.

    Comment by Diana Coman — January 27, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

  3. > Did the schedule shift increase your available time or productivity or both?

    I would say yes, absolutely. I especially noticed this today, because I derped out last night and set my alarm for 8 PM instead of 8 AM and I ended up oversleeping, so I ended up being late to work, thus had to stay late to finish up. In other words my whole day was an exercise in playing catch-up (which is what I was usually doing before I started the schedule shift).

    > For that matter, that's why you are reviewing stuff: to identify what needs to change and *how* should you go about it; listing the stuff and noting the fails/successes is a start and is needed but it's not enough.

    I think I see what you mean, and indeed I've mainly just been using my reviews as fail/success reports only.

    Okay, so to start off on this listing the specific *hows* for myself: For this week I want to aim for being in bed by the latest midnight each night. I used to go to bed around 3am meaning I'd probably fall asleep by 4am, thus waking up at roughly 10am. My current goal then is to reliably start waking up by 7am every day. Once I get that as a habit (say two consecutive weeks of 7am each day) I'll begin to ratchet it back a bit more.

    Comment by Eric Benevides — January 28, 2020 @ 1:52 a.m.

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