Day 46 was untracked. I set priorities in the morning, but then got into a good piece of writing, outlining more writing, and picked up an excellent book and read 150 pages of it. It was Saturday, so was just letting whatever happen.
Day 47 --
Awake: 12:40PM (9 hours)
1:10PM: At hotel with good internet to work. Didn't make a plan for the day.
I should look at…
*Core current campaigns
2PM: Good call about talk in Beijing.
1:30AM: Amazing near 12 hour work session. Long term plans, sales, marketing channels.
3:30AM: Little bit of planning people to meet, socializing.
Carl Shan left a piece of feedback -- that towards the middle of the 90 day campaign, it'd make sense to go back and get into the spirit of it and retrack things.
I'm with him -- it's a good call. I've got about 80-100 hours per week budgeted now between my projects and those hours are largely "pre-set"... when you have that, the advantages of tracking go down (which are much bigger when on solo tasks that require focus)... travel tends to throw off systems too.
But he's right and got a good point. I actually can't see time on my calendar that's open to re-track everything and go back through goals... for instance, I've got work until 4AM today, I'm up at 8AM tomorrow for some meetings and work until the afternoon, then will need a nap to make it the distance until the night for work again.
It's good. I'm meeting tons of people, advancing projects quickly, work's going well, I'm getting invites to tons of things (more than I can handle actually), and have a great flow going on. My health is suffering very slightly with my diet slipping and Red-Bulling up to keep in motion, but beyond that things are going pretty well, though it might not be obvious from the logs here.
Interesting problem, eh? Carl's dead right though, I should clear a five hour block at some point and go clean everything up and systematize a bit more.
Day Twenty-Six turned out to be incredible.
Lately, I've been working a practical process to get into "High Creative Mode" -- I think has a high hit-rate for getting into that Mode, but I'm not able to consistently execute it. D26, I did --
Strange opening to the day. Didn't sleep on the 15th to force-normalize my sleep schedule.
Woke up at 12:30AM after roughly 8 hours -- earlier than I expected, but I felt awake and refreshed.
First 90 minutes of day I spent reading, answered a couple emails, surfed the net, had water and coffee, was a little groggy. I'm waking up now.
Last week I set out to see how many hours of programming work I could do in one week on CodeCombat, our multiplayer programming game for learning how to code. I clocked in at 120.75 hours. Here's the epic time-lapse video I generated from Telepath (watch in 1440p if you can):
So what did I learn from this experiment?
Adjustable height desks are amazing.
I bought one from Ergo Depot a few days before. I must have switched between sitting and standing fifty times last week. I would never have survived otherwise.