JF make 331
JF Nav
JF Nav
Creation Date: 2004-02-23
Greetings, another day warrants a new MoHM. This weekend I played more than my fair share of Enemy Territory. The game is popular and completely free, which makes it a joy to play. If it were shareware, there may be fewer players but I would probably buy it. But there is a problem with playing video games instead of working. That is that work that should have been done does not get done.

Today, I will attempt to get that work done. It will not be easy to balance my needs with my wants today. But perhaps I can find a way. That is the lesson for today: balancing wants and needs correctly. The first rule in any scheduling system I use is to understand the problem. If you get no work done in an entire week, there must be a reason. Look back and think about it. I know that the second half of last week was lost because I lost the will to work on hard problems after wednesday's cold progressed. I was so miserable that I could only sit around. I watched movies to pass time and I played video games. The weekend, I already explained was lost to video games. The lesson learned is: colds can hurt productivity, so stay healthy. Also, do not use escapism of entertainment. Watch movies while I eat. The second rule to my system is to list the requirements for the week. I cannot list out all my reqs for you since a few are classified, but I will give a few:

  • Pay rent.
  • Send in rebates.
  • Write code for mesh pool and texture pool.
  • Do MoJF daily.
  • Eat.
  • Sleep.
  • Draw daily.
  • Buy food.
  • Code 10 hours per day.
  • Do extra projects.
I have a very simple list. Each thing has to be done with a certain priority and by a certain time. Each thing requires preparation, action, and debugging.

The thing that will make this happen is the methodical number-crunching precision of a machine. I am but a machine ready to work. My interface is slow, my memory is small, but my processor is fast and my software is very well-written. I will finish 1/7 of the fourth on the list in a few minutes. Then I will move onto the third and 2/70 of the ninth. Best of luck to you on your own tasks. Scheduling may take 15 minutes, but it saves hours due to the fact that one in time saves nine.

JF Nav
Home Characters Making Of Technical Mail News Links |< First < Prev Next > Latest >|  bandwidth version Goto Scene