Yesterday, I spent my whole day writing. I updated two books I am working on. I only got 15 pages though. The first book (on formal methods) was written in LaTeX and I have not used it for quite a while. I kind of stumbled here and there trying to memorize how to do things. I had to open a couple of books on LaTeX and browse CTAN. There were also a lot of equations to type. That didn't help.
The second book, on information security, was a breeze to type but a lot of information I have to digest and type. I got around 10 pages on this one. Enough writing, or so I thought. Wrong!
Today, I had to write again. But this time, I wrote draft of research reports and a proposal. (There are plenty proposals to write in the queue. Clients are waiting.) Again, a lot of typing and reading here and there.
Late afternoon, a huge and heavy package arrived. It's from San Francisco. Pak Chandra Liem sent a huge box of books through pak Eddy Budisanto who are coming to Indonesia to visit his family. It's really heavy. Perhaps around 50 kg? I couldn't imagine how pak Eddy got this through. I mean, it's really heavy.
Inside this box I found many excellent books. Books that I wanted to buy. I feel like a child in a toy store. So many to choose. Mucho thanks to pak Chandra and pak Eddy. It's reading time. Now, where do I start.
Oh, no. Tomorrow I have to give presentations the whole day. We are conducting what we called "sharing vision" discussion regulary, every other week for the past two or three years. It's a high-level discussion attended by high-level management, executives, directors, owners, high rank officers. This event is (always) organized by pak Dimitri Mahayana and his excellent team. I guess these books have to wait until tomorrow evening.
As for all of this, I have to think. Is "write, write, read, teach" a good sequence? I got the impression that it should be "read, read, write, teach". What do you think?