I’ve just started a side project with lots of ideas to leverage it. Right now, just focused on writing content but plenty of different directions it can take in the future, as an authority site, with services or products. Still in the “in love with the idea” phase, counting the days until I start to see the pitfalls, as usual!
I’m working on my “miracle morning”, that is: getting up at 6AM every day, and write a blog post by 8AM, then walk the dog and prepare for the “day job”. I used to get up at 8AM in the last 10 years, and waking up earlier is a nice productivity feeling. It’s still morning and I feel I did a lot already, which helps mitigate the always present feeling of not being productive enough.
Spring is here, so nice walks with the dog and vegetables in the garden are starting to raise, looking forward eating my self-grown food this summer, as usual.
What time do you go to bed in order to get up at 6 already? I would really like to do something similar, but I just don’t have the energy to stand up once the alarm goes off and I remind myself that I could just as well sleep for another hour or two.
What kind of vegetables do you grow? We just bought tomatoes, but mostly grow herbs, where the majority is basil.
At 11PM. I try to keep a fixed schedule, 7 hours of sleep should be plenty. Key to me was moving the phone in a place I must walk to turn off. And do the bed as soon as I move away from it. And force me to stay up. I know that if I let me 1 day without this habit, I’ll use that as an excuse. I simply decided I have to. And working from home it’s easy to just sleep in. I just decide what I want to write about the day before, so I already know what I have to do and I don’t just stare at my coffee.
In the garden this year I got tomatoes, potatoes, then zucchini, many types of salads, eggplant, strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, pepperoni, chili pepper, pop-corn, peas, pumpkins and other small plants. It’s not a lot, just for personal use, but hopefully we’ll get a lot of tomatoes and zucchini this year I can give away to friends and family, as I planted a bit too many :) as last year a thunderstorm destroyed 50% of the ones I had.
That sounds good enough, although it’s hard to pull through with the bed time on the weekends (for me at least). Also, I do sleep through my alarm clock, it actually works better having the phone in the bed with me as I go to sleep, since otherwise my alarm will wake up other people but not me. I guess it differs from person to person. Still an interesting approach!
That’s quite a lot of vegetables, do they not take much care? I’m kind of jealous, I’d love to grow more but at the same time I do not want to invest much time into the topic since the gardening aspect isn’t all that interesting.
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Most of those plants need very little maintenance once they are planted, you just go and pick up the result. And I found there’s nothing better than listening to a couple podcasts while taking care of removing the weeds, so gardening is not really “losing” time and I get away from my computer for a while :)
I’m working on a video course (for Pluralsight) about dealing with temporal data in PostgreSQL. It’s hard going but these things always are, and the topic is fascinating to me. There’s a lot of research and I’m learning interesting things about Postgres in the process.
I made a Udemy video course a couple years ago, I think one of the hardest things I did, as organizing, scripting, filming all by myself was not an easy task, considering I never did a similar thing, but I read somewhere that the best way to teach something is just right after you learn it. And I found also a big boost to learn new things I would have never found out otherwise.
I actually found that it’s easier to write a book. It may be longer in terms of word count (a typical course for me would be 30K-40K words which is roughly 120-150 book pages) but it’s just writing, whereas a course is writing + recording + editing, with the additional constraints of having to match the video to the narration.
I absolutely love PostgeSQL’s Range datatype for timeseries stuff.
Yes, range support is awesome but one drawback of using ranges for periods is that it’s not going to be forward compatible with SQL:2011 temporal features (if/when those get implemented), because the standard is based on a pair of columns denoting the start and end of a period.