It’s been one of those days when time just seems to get eaten up. It’s nearly 7pm and my todo list is growing instead of getting smaller.
I’ve spent a few hours today contacting people about TPF’s participation in this year’s Google Summer of Code. The deadlines for this project are so tight. Students only have from March 29th to April 9th to apply. Now if this was something that was worked on full-time it might not feel like such a rush but it’s a lot of work for the volunteers involved. I’m really impressed with the dedication given to this project by Jonathan and his team.
I’ve been trying to get my email under control. It’s hard to believe that only two weeks ago I managed to get my inbox to zero. I have gotten much better at managing this but I still haven’t found a good way to deal with the emails that contain difficult or time consuming issues.
I’ve also wasted quite a bit of time waiting on my laptop to catch up with my brain and fingers. I think the time has come to buy something faster. It’s not just the time spent waiting on it that causes me problems, it also makes me feel agitated. This change in my mood makes me less productive and more likely to sound irritated when I am responding to something. When it comes to machines patience is a virtue I lack.