Constraints

I was working throughout the vacation yet I feel I have lost handle of horizontal view of all the things going on in my life.

For sometime I have stopped using anything digital for managing myself. Digital can be easily added or deleted or changed. That’s too easy and distracting. I went paper and pen. I now have maybe over 20 pages describing everything I want to do.

These daily random musings from now on will hopefully be tied in a hundred words. Constraint is a beautiful phenomena. You lack it and you won’t make progress or you have too much of it will end up in same rut.

Remote Working

My app which was working just fine suddenly started misbehaving. It looks like an architectural bug to me. I have tried every possible way to mitigate the issue by moving around the code but none turned out to be a correct solution.

I am at home and am working at a speed of 512 kbps or 256 kbps. I am able to work fine except a few things. Watching videos is a very problematic. You can only do one thing at a time. You are never sure if your app is slow or its just network. At least a speed of 1 or 2 mbps would be nice. Mobile internet is very expensive to be used with work machine. I need to look into more offline coding tricks.

Today for the first time I referred to source code of Android to figure out my problem. I wanted to know what happens when one sets an adapter over and over again. I referred to the code and that was enlightening.

As I am working from home I have realized that one of the important things is that you need a stable place where you can setup things to do your work. A space that doesn’t change. The way my current house is designed makes it hard to do that.

Next time I plan something I will try to look for these things. If there’s a power outlet or not. What about table and chair? And the elephant in the room, Internet.

March 11th 2016

Technically it’s March 12th but the hasn’t ended for me yet.

This year’s weather has been weird. Scorching Sun is already upon us.

I read some things about HTML, XHTML, and HTML5 today. I am still not sure the difference among them. Especially XHTML stands for Extensible Markup Language which can be XML too. Maybe there’s a hyper that I can’t remember.

Not much app development today. System is yet not in working conditions.

I tried Kubuntu 14.04 which has previous generation of Plasma which works very well but is old. I am not sure where the real problem is. In my head or the system. Ignorance is the key.

No walk either. I did end up cleaning the flat. It’s always a nice thing to sit around in clean environment.

Pam Selle wrote about working remotely on her blog thewebivore.com. I do wish if I could do similar experiments.