I tried to sleep earlier last night and I woke up feeling slightly better. I went to work following my usual routine and I made a choice to get a venti-sized Americano.
In hindsight, that coffee definitely helped to make me feel better. I suppose it was because of my body’s dependency on it and I was suffering somehow from insufficient amounts. I’m just not sure if that’s a good thing at all.
With me feeling better, I was able to be slightly more productive. So with that, I focus on testing some of the important stuff like NTLM/Kerberos authentication again for computers not joined to the domain. Managed to confirm that NTLM authentication works. Well you see, yesterday we had an issue where our application couldn’t be logged on from a computer not joined to the domain.
I also went about fixing some bugs that I found. And I also encountered an issue where the application couldn’t be started after being compiled. Turns out there was an issue with the asynchronous operations. Certain data were not loaded from the server.
My colleague and I had a discussion about that because some of the asynchronous operation was done by her. We went back and forth until we found a decent solution.
Then our conversation somehow became about multi-tasking. I simply told her that I’m not someone who does multi-tasking anymore because it prevents me from delivering quality work. It also overwhelms me rather easily and I hated that feeling. In a way, it also cause me to suffer from insomnia. I know I could train myself to handle it better but at the end of it, it is still a trade off. Since I value quality more than productivity, I rather be hyper-focus in what I was doing instead of switching context. It’s up to my colleagues to be understanding about that and let me do my work while they do theirs.
Later in the afternoon, my colleagues and I went and discuss about the testing process and the internal testing document that we will use. Our manager actually did called up our team leader and talk about the importance of the testing and the document to prove that we did test. We spent some time to prepare the document template and when it is ready, we packed up and went home.
Well, it’s Friday. No need to stay any longer than we have to. My colleagues’ priorities are their family. Mine is my mental health and my writing.
For me, once I reached home I went for a shower and got down to watch some tv shows like Supernatural, Seal Team and Arrow. Now that I’m done with all the shows for tonight, I suppose I shall do something else.
That’s all for now.