Morning Routine

  1. Log in to my desktop Windows box.
  2. Start a script that does "svn up" in all the repositories I care about (currently 40+, as I'm watching a lot of student projects).
  3. Start up Thunderbird (it takes a while to load).
  4. Log in to Google Calendar to see what my day looks like.
  5. Do a quick pass through email (typically 50-60 non-spam messages overnight): everything is skimmed and either deleted or moved to my "action" folder.
  6. Check the output of the "svn up" script to see if there's anything I should worry about.
  7. Log in to this blog to approve or delete comments.
  8. Check Google Reader to see what the rest of the world is doing.
  9. Log in to Facebook to check on my Scrabulous games. (It's a drug...)
  10. Go through my "action" folder from the top; if possible, deal with one holdover issue before tackling any of today's. (This morning, for example, I booked a flight to Quebec City.)
  11. Make up a sticky-note-sized list of things I need to do today (some taken from the "action" folder, some not).
If I'm in at 8:15, this is done by 9:00, and I'm ready to face my day. What's your routine?
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