Reorganizing Projects Post 2

I have been working on reorganizing a lot of stuff in terms of things that I do on a daily basis. I will be other than working and spending time with family working on other personal projects not related to technology or anything else but personal responsibilities that consume time that I have been unable to update the blog.

Something interesting that I did during this time is work on some other topics like organize personal finance and health. I have been working in a system to eliminate procrastination, I started doing exercise again, take care of my health and some other topics, it’s hard to organize so many things such as domestic payments, responsibilities like pay taxes, take care of personal car, healthy, finance, and the list goes and goes.

Sounds like a lot of stuff and it is. What I do to keep all these things moving forward is to work a little bit on any task as much as possible and that keeps my motivation up, at some point I plan to design a system that I can share that might be useful for other but I need to test it first and make sure it works 100% of the time with success.

I also have been watching videos to stop procrastination, started by searching in youtube and found out a guy who explains how procrastination works, it a story about a monkey and some kind of urgency monster, that gave me some relief because made me feel like I am not the only one who falls into procrastination but it did not really helped me to overcome.

The problem with procrastination is complex to be solved, there are so many things that needs to be taken into count and so many disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, management and so on, so for me to really be 100% effective and productive I need to start working in a system.

Let me tell you ¬†a bit about my system, it is true, we don’t want to feel like slaves when we are on our spare time, we want to be free and take control but when we see our to do list and we see thinks like file taxes we immediately know that that task will take more than 4 or even 6 hours of our lives and we don’t usually have that time on a random day, another think that I noticed with big overwhelming tasks is that we will not complete the task unless there is an urgency other wise our mind will tell us that we can do later and postpone, the only solution that I see to this problem is to divide the task in small pieces and ¬†complete a piece day after day.

Let me give you an example, let’s say that you have a 3 hours task to do to deliver on sunday and today is monday, you know that that task will take 3 hours of your monday that you can use to see tv, surf the internet and have a walk or go to dinner to a restaurant. You just don’t want to do that and lost every other plans that you may have, the common path is to postpone until sunday and do the work, end with your plans for sunday and be frustrated and do the task. You know that you will be frustrated on monday, thursday, friday or sunday, there is no chance to end with frustration but if you do on sunday you feel like somehow you win since you did in last minute and you take advantage off the free time in advance.

My alternative is to split the task in little task, insted of one 3 hour task you create 6×30 minutes tasks and commit to work daily from monday to saturday. You just watch your list and say, hey, there is a 30 minutes task that I can complete now and continue with my life, it’s not a big deal. A have been using this system with success and has worked so far, ended with frustration.

Well, that was just a preview, I might create a longer and better post to explain all the steps with better examples but I will talk about that later.

Well that is the reason why I have not been posting, I don’t have a schedule to post so I might create a task to post on a weekly basis just to catch up but we’ll see… no promises.

Thanks
Mario

Trying To Create New And Original Content

I’ve been “struggling” to create unique and original content and had not much success so far.

The reason is too simple, everything that you see on the internet seems to be a re-post, copy, plagiarism, summary or just another point of view of some original content.

Let me give you an example, there is a new movie coming out, people will create content about the movie, best and worst, why to see it, why not to see it, rate it, discuss about it, and so one, talk about mistakes, actors and earning, box office and the list goes on and on, people that create content just take content that already exist and make new content out of the existing content by organizing and giving a new perspective, context, meaning for an specific audience and adding just more details and textures.

I’m working on do the same, I’m just gathering enough source of root content to take, analyze, organize and create content out of it.

So that I will just still write journal from time to time while I organize the content and the system to process the original content to create a more impacting output content with my personal touch.

That being said I will see you in another post.

Been Programming Offline

I’ve been programming on a private TFS that I have for a POC app that I’m working on, I wonder how I can share real knowledge of my project without disclosing the whole idea, I’m thinking on a way to create content our of that but will be available soon.

Other than that I’ve been starting researching on different productivity topics and wanted to create a series of videos to help others to organize tasks but we’ll see.

As I said I will not be able to post my private code, I’m thinking on how to narrow my post to just few specific topics, don’t want to just randomly talk about bunch of topics, I want to specialize to add real value to the readers. Thanks for reading.

Mario.

This Kind Of Turned Into A Journal

I think for the long term this blog will end as a Journal more than a tech latest new site.

I tend more to write about my ideas and what I’m working on right now than discussing about what the benefits are about the latest technologies.

I think I should create more tutorials but to do so I also wanted to do it in a organized way, see my other site to see what I mean by organized. I want to have a site in which you can navigate and find more information not just random post.

Not sure what will be my next project, I’m still working on my secondary project and the views has not been reflected in google analytics. As soon as I get more results with my current project I will plan do create more and more but by now that is fine.

As I said before, as of now this blog will be a journal of different experiences and later I might come up with a new project to share with everyone.

Mario

Will Be Creating Books Reviews

This years started in taking more track on how many books I read per year so aside of bunch of articles, news, and entertainment I will be reading less of these and will read more books and keep track of which books I read.

Just today came up with the idea of doing books review the same way John Sonmez does, check his website here https://simpleprogrammer.com/, I’m not sure though if I will create youtube reviews or blog post review. I might create some Youtube and some post and see how the public response goes.

Just wanted to left this note here and see in future post how it goes.

Been Reviewing Glassdoor Interview Questions

I’ve been reviewing interview questions on top companies at glassdoor.com, I will be posting content based on common questions like data structures in future posts. This is for senior software engineer.

I’m not sure if I want to organize the content or just randomly post an article for each of the items in my list, I will figure out. I will combine these kind of posts with other regular posts on programming in general.

This is a short post, it’s just a heads up on what is going on.
Mario

New Year Post, Random Thoughts, Reading For 2017

This is the first post of the year, I hope I can accomplish my goals and you too. This year I have just one main goal and I will work everyday to be a step closer to it.

As I said in previous post I’ve been making some changes on my social networks, I’ve stopped watching almost 90% of the entertainment YouTube channels that I used to watch on a daily basis, started following other YouTube channels in my interest areas such as programming, c#, web development, online learning and so on. So far I noticed a huge improvement of productivity on my spare time, gaining more passion every day on programming and languages just for fun.

I also re-enabled my twitter account, did the exact same that my YouTube, stopped following 100% of entertainment twitter accounts and started following about 50 to 100 total new people related to programming, learning and so on in both languages Spanish and English, also noticed a huge improvement in productivity on my spare time, just for fun I read more interesting tech related articles and get news related to the industry and also have fun.

And finally, I started again readings books from start to finish this year, for years I’ve been reading summaries, important chapters, and jumping to the information that I need from book to book by googling and doing sniper searchers with a great success I mean, I find and understand everything that I want from the internet but I just started to have the felling that I don’t have a strong knowledge in some areas because of the way I search for information, this new year I will combine sniper searches with audio-books and readings from cover to cover to get the best of both worlds, strong knowledge on important topics and just general understanding on casual readings.

That is all for this post I hope you have your goals set and start to work on them if that applies to you.

Thanks
Mario