I reviewed my Agile sources for their advice on project initialization to learn how requirements fit into the Agile lifecycle. They fit uneasily, it seems, since Agile enthusiasts like to keep specification informal and minimal, but the authors agree you do need an initial high-level requirements conversation. So I made progress on my notes, which is my perpetual struggle, but not with enough momentum to feel the need to continue this iteration, except unofficially. I’m more interested in addressing the productivity issues that came up during the work.
Now I’ll spend a couple of weeks on my productivity system with a side trip into my research process. I’ve been keeping a list of topics to look into for this iteration, but since two weeks feels very short these days, I’ll have to be selective.
I returned to video games with The Stanley Parable. I’m playing during dinner like I used to. It’s been years since I really played anything. But I’ve been in the mood to branch out in my media, and I was tired of avoiding spoilers in video essays that discussed that game. It’s an interesting one, though I’m still working out the author’s point.
In my third muskrat sighting spot, I found not one, but three out on land. Normally I see them in the water and only one at a time. These were having breakfast along the path I was walking and didn’t mind at all that I was there (until I stepped on a twig). It was a nice welcome back to the woods after hiding inside from the wildfire haze all week.