Week 3 — in Retrospect

  • Tracking: time, focus, energy. Tracking these things gives me a high-level metric that accounts for everything on the input side. It keeps me focussed on continually improving what I can improve.
  • Writing (pen & paper): Before each coding task, I write down the steps on a piece of paper. When debugging, I’ll speculate as to roots of the problem with pen and paper. This is helpful because it means I have to think — I can’t just code my problems away. Subjectively, it improves my appreciation for why things work and don’t work.
  • Older problems continue to plague me: see previous posts.
  • Time: school’s begun in earnest this past week. Everything is harder now, including finding time to work on this. I know what to do — carve out a chunk of the early morning in which I work solely on this — but that’s proved difficult.
  • Continuation: I’ve instituted a number of hacks, habits, etc. that have proved helpful. I’ll continue tinkering with those and observing results.
  • Time: I need to get control over my schedule. I don’t know what this looks like yet, beyond the fact that I need to continue tracking things.

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