# Time Management

So I did a time management course on Wednesday of last week and it was very very embarrassing. I couldn’t help but cringe when the nice lady giving the course put on the slide “Time Wasters”. I was like, “Yes, that’s me, I’m a timewaster.” The main gist of the whole thing was to re-prioritise our time by setting “priorities” to them. The scheme goes something like this:

A: Work Related to my job and of high importance.
B: Work related to my job which is urgent but not important
C: Work related to my job that is neither important or urgent
D: Work unrelated to my job.


The thing is I really need another category, something like this:

F: The work of complete slackers, ie Facebook, F1technical.net and Gameknot.com.


Much of my working day seems to consist of F priority tasks, when they should be AAAA+++ This blog post might in fact be an F priority task. Maybe I’ll give it an E. There was some talk of motivation and a meeting of goals and values and I suspect mine must be pretty messed up because I really can’t see any value in my goals. Eeek: New job anyone?

# I'm a DOCTOR!

Well, not quite. I still need to pay off my dues and print and bind 7 copies(!) of the thing. Still, what a great feeling to have it finished. Viva and corrections felt a bit like going back to the bad old days of a one task life, but now it’s done it feels fabulous and I’m greatly looking forward to graduation, which will involve a KILT, no less.

Quite a bit has gone on actually since the last time I blogged but I’ve not really felt like I had the time to post. However, I did a time management course last Wednesday and I’ve worked out that Monday morning is a light year or two from my “Prime Time”, so I thought this might be a good opportunity to write something. Also, a friend just posted a blog and it made me feel guilty about never updating this, so twice the motivation.

So what’s the news? Well, fifthwave is nearly working and version 0.2 was released in time for my IES presentation, which explains a little about it and other things I do on the side. In fact, I might have a link to a pdf version of the presentation just click HERE to get the presentation. There is also a natty intro video to the presentation which is on youtube: I’ll embed it below.

Even with fifthwave coming on-line, there is still a lot of work to do. The primary job of a researcher is the production of papers, and I don’t have any to my name as yet. Thus, all attention is now focused on that. Hopefully fifthwave can give some backbone to one of the papers. The other is starting with a EWTEC submission which is based around the V&V report I did at the start of the job and then I’ll give it a canny twist of a hypothesis, to make it into a proper paper, hopefully. More on that to follow!

Right, lots to do! Need to plan plan plan! Oh, and check this out: