A collection of articles, ideas, and rambling from a guy who wrote some software that one time.
How do you keep track of your time and commitments? It's incredibly hard when you're in a startup. Do you schedule time to just plan?Good luck. :/
Well, I've got the twisted tracker, the divmod tracker, personal notes scribbled on paper, random emails floating around from various people... the sad thing is, I'm so overcommitted that I haven't had the time to get to work on the meta-task-tracking application that I want to write within Divmod to help with this.As to taking time just to plan: we're taking all of next week, after we load the newest version of the code up, to do planning and to fix bugs.Life has slowed down to the point where it's not such a huge drag any more, but now I'm sick. It's also really hard to plan to accomodate delays in legal paperwork on the part of others, and other things like that. I spend an upsetting amount of time busy-waiting.
Bah to being sick. That's never enjoyable, especially when you have work to do.Which tracker do you use? And you might throw your notes about your meta-tracker into the wiki. I know myself, and others I've seen on the python lists, are often looking for something to do simply to learn more about (insert anything related to Python here), and I usually recommend people learn Twisted first.Planning for delays is hard. If you're interested in an alternate way to do it from a project sense, there are quite a few good books by... Eliyahu Goldratt that cover various interesting topics.If you're doing it for personal stuff, well, that's just hard. :( I wish you luck and fortune. This stuff usually pays off in the end. Or you get to stop. Either way, it's removal of pain, which is always happy.
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