That was week 97
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 09:05
martian77 in DPhil, weekly

(Week 96 was Cricket Week. No PhD work was harmed in the having of this holiday.)

Last week was supposed to be another week of coding, but ended up being about Fun and games 2012 instead. I booked my hotel, flights, did the poster, got it printed, planned my luggage, scoped my walking route from the hotel to the university. I've even made a skirt to wear. I am as ready for that trip as I have ever been to go anywhere, short of actually putting all the stuff in the bag and heading out of the door. 

I did get a little code written. It's now possible to plant a crop in a field. Well, at the back end. And it's not possible yet to harvest the crop, or weed it. Or see it from the player's interface. 

I think it's time to get honest. I'm bored of writing code all the time. I have known for a long time that I have a short attention span, and spending weeks grinding at the same task is not really the best way for me to work. Heaven help me when it comes to writing up. So what I think I'm going to do this week is go back to splitting my time between code and writing. I have a half-written lit review that could do with finishing. That is pretty unrelated to the code, and reducing the time on the code should give me more pressure and something different to look forward to. 

Of course, if I'm having a day where the code is flowing, I'll keep doing it. It is really crucial that I get this done. I just have this feeling that I'll get more done if I spend less time on it! We'll see how it goes by the end of this week. 

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