I managed to accomplish basically everything I intended to accomplish today. It’s a bummer that most of those things were work projects rather than not-work projects, but it was a nice feeling to stand up from the computer, not at 4am, and declare that I was ready for Monday morning. With time to spare to actually enjoy the Sunday night gathering without the leftover tasks weighing on my mind.
Dog Brain was able to stay focused enough to keep Squirrel Brain’s checklist moving along at the right pace. Writing code that basically does what you want it to do without getting mired in a swirl of “IT SHOULD WORK. WHY DOESN’T IT WORK??” is rare enough to be almost offputting.