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[[!meta title="When the music starts to play…"]]
[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
[[!meta date="2004-10-21 13:55:28 +0100"]]
[[!tag work]]

…I’m insatiable.

I’m now two and half weeks into my new job and I felt I ought to let you
all know how I’m doing. I’m pleased to say that the horrors I had been
warned about wrt. working with friends have not been borne out. However
the ones related to working from home are ringing a little true.

I need to learn to control my distraction level a little more so that I
can work a more normally lengthed day and get everything done. I have
been working until I have my work done rather than until a certain time;
and I’m getting better at achieving my goals within a sensible
timeframe. When I started I was doing 09:30 ~~\> 23:30 on average. Now I
seem to be doing about 09:30~~\> 18:30 which is much better.

I’m very pleased that the interest-level and challenge-level present in
my job are high. I also like the fact that I now have a boss I feel I
can argue with (even if I tend to lose) which is a refreshing change. My
concerns about my personal time and Debian are manifest however. It’s
not that I don’t have time; for I could surely make the time; it’s that
I don’t have the mental energy left by the time I’ve given my all to my
work.

I’ve promised jvw that I’ll do my best to do some Debian stuff this
weekend. I hope I can keep that promise. Also today I head to wales to
help my parents install Ubuntu on their desktop. I’m very much looking
forward to finally ousting Win2K from their house :-)