Daily Review – 2020/08/18

August 19, 2020 | minutes read

  • Seems like my mind and body know to wake me early in the morning (around 05:00 AM), a small window in time in which I can cram in a lot of work before everyone else wakes up
  • Thinking about daily reviews rolling up into weekly reviews, into monthly reviews, etc
  • Out of the corner of my eyes, I witnessed a spider dashing across the room, so I caught it and temporarily placed it under a glass jar, the spider now sitting table and birthday card (will free it later)
  • Jess and Elliott accompanied me this morning, the two of them joining me on my daily dog walk (a couple photos below)
  • Caught Metric red handed: she was about eat her poop, so I slapped the kitchen window, freaking her out, at which point she ran inside the house
  • Watched half an episode of The Community — I love Abed — while eating dinner with Jess
  • Elliott woke up non stop during dinner, not giving Jess a single moment to relax or really even finish dinner in peace (one day this will change, they say)
  • At work, focused on reviewing team member’s code reviews, deploying some of my new features (to us-east-1)
  • Squeezed in two major study sessions, one at 05:30 AM until work (with dog walk in between) and one in the evening (this session focused on me stepping through multi-threaded code using the graphical debugger, me switching threads and inspecting the instructions and stack)
Tired puppy from chasing the ball
Tired puppy from chasing the ball

I’m Matt Chung. I’m a software engineer, seasoned technology leader, and father currently based in Seattle and London. I love to share what I know. I write about topic developing scalable & fail-safe software running in the AWS cloud, digital organization as a mechanism for unlocking your creativity, and maximizing our full potentials with personal development habits.

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