Busy work day!

I knew I was going to be busy today before I even entered the building. I have a meeting tomorrow at which a prototype application needs to be demonstrated and the functionality that was promised in the demonstration wasn’t developed yet. My goal for today was to knock most of that off. I set my out-going voice mail message to indicate that I was unavailable today. I also created an Outlook filter to reply to any email that I received indicating I would not be reading email until tomorrow. And obviously, I didn’t do any blog updates until now.

But I got quite a bit done, considering. I implemented lots of new stuff, including a tabbed interface in .NET, thanks to the help of one of our recent hires, who had done that sort of thing before. Got a lot of backend stored procedures and database updates to support the changes done as well. I’ve got about 5 hours worth of work to go, and there are abotu 5 work hours before my meeting, so I think I’ll be okay. But since it’s after 6 PM now, it’s time to be getting home.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.