- Log in to my desktop Windows box.
- 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).
- Start up Thunderbird (it takes a while to load).
- Log in to Google Calendar to see what my day looks like.
- 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.
- Check the output of the "svn up" script to see if there's anything I should worry about.
- Log in to this blog to approve or delete comments.
- Check Google Reader to see what the rest of the world is doing.
- Log in to Facebook to check on my Scrabulous games. (It's a drug...)
- 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.)
- 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?