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Productivity Report - May 2019

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Broad Overview

May 2019 is the 33rd month in which I have tracked my productivity.

  • Fitness: 30.75 hours
  • Software Development: 19.75 hours
  • Music/Art: 1.00 hours
  • Other: 7.00 hours
  • Total productive hours: 58.50 hours

My average amount of productive hours per day (from all categories) was 1.89 hours.

Software Development

For the month of May 2019, I did not have any software development related goals. I anticipated a busy month for myself, so I expected to sacrifice some amount of software development time. I ended up with only 19.75 hours of computer science study, which is about what I expected.

Most of my software dev time this month was spent reading through and working problems from Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell. Even though I have not gotten very far into the book yet, I still feel like I've learned some valuable stuff. I would say that I feel considerablly more comfortable now with the idea of grueling tech interviews. Unfortunately, I may be setting the book aside for quite a while as the summer term is starting up soon, and I will be busy with class. I will definitely pick CTCI up again in the near future and finish working through all the problems.

Beginning June 3, I will be taking Introduction to Database Systems. I do have a bit of experience with database stuff (SQL) from taking Harvard's CS50, but I'm hoping (and expecting) this course to go into more depth. Databases are an important aspect of most software applications, so I am eager to get started with class and learn as much as I can. My goal for June will just be to work hard in class and make good grades.


In May 2019, my overall fitness hours totalled to 30.75 hours. I spent 12.00 hours lifting weights, and I spent 18.75 hours on cardio. My average lifting hours per week was 2.71 hours, and my average cardio hours per week was 4.23 hours.

Admittedly, I did skip a few lifting days this month. I also deviated from my diet more than usual. No big deal, but I will make it a goal to buckle down on my good habits in the coming month.


I spent 1 hour working on music production this month.


In this past month, I spent 7.0 hours doing other productive stuff. Most of that time was spent dealing with OMSCS application stuff. I also found a car to buy, which took up a decent amount of time, but I neglected to record that time spent as productive hours.

Goals for next month (June 2019):

Software Dev Goals:

  • Work hard in Introduction to Database Systems class.

Fitness Goals:

  • null

Other Goals:

  • null