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Weekly Review 10 May 2015

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Yikes, it's been too long since I've done this. I've volunteered for the Noisebridge Iron Blogger so I will hopefully be blogging more often, even if it's just these pesky update posts.

Time Spent by the Numbers

I clocked 31:05 this week, out of 168 hours. That's 18 percent of my time clocked, which says a lot about how chaotic these last few weeks have been. I've more or less stopped doing a good job clocking my time, mostly due to stress causing me to buckle down and focus on the bare minimum it takes to survive.

1:12 Reading Internets 0.71
3:10 Default Organization State 1.88
2:00 Personal Emails 1.19
0:29 Working on my Workflow 0.29
1:17 Eating 0.76
1:07 General Time Spent 0.66
9.25 All Time Tracked 0.00
2:10 Planned meetings 1.29
3:38 Email 2.16
3:38 Debian Packaging Work 2.16
1:56 On-Call Triage 1.15
0:12 On-Call Improvement Work 0.12
4:50 Datacenter Provisioning 2.88
0:12 Task Queue Triage 0.12
2:24 Datacenter Failover Work 1:31
0:53 Brownbag Organization 0.53
3:18 Interrupts and General Time 1.96
23.18 All Time Tracked 0.00

Things that I know I haven't accounted for:

All in all, I've kind of fallen off the horse with my time clocking and I need to resolve to improve upon that, including finally writing a Memacs filter to push Sleep as Android exports in to org-mode.

Interesting Things I learnt or read

Looking Ahead

The last few weeks have really been hard on me, and I've struggled to minimize and resolve my stress points, as well as practice empathy. I've been more harsh towards my coworkers, and I need to fix that. At the same time, my personal life has folded in on itself and I've felt myself becoming more of a shut-in recently with the stress so bad at times that my only easy way to resolve it is to have a glass of rum and try to sleep. Of course, my sleep has really suffered as a result, leaving me grumpy and with a further lack of empathy that I have let affect myself.

I feel as though I may be close to the point of a minor burnout, and I hope these four days I've taken off prove to be a good "reset", because with the work I have going on right now, I may not have the chance to take off much time in the future.

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Ryan Rix is a privacy rights advocate and net-art wannabe. Reach him on the Fediverse as @rrix@cybre.space, twitter as @rrrrrrrix, via email to ryan@whatthefuck.computer or on Facebook or on Matrix as @rrix:whatthefuck.computer.