Tuesday: What categories of tasks do you have this week? Procedural? Requiring careful thinking?
This week I have process following tasks (setting up an ML environment and doing some basic ML tutorials) and comprehension tasks (understanding the significance of each step of the tutorials). The process following tasks are simple and sequential and require little cognitive engagement. The comprehension task, however, requires attention. Technically the comprehension task is not required for this week, nor ever. If I deliver every deliverable it is unimportant whether I understand the process or what I have done. Indeed, it is preferable to work with a successful, reliable, productive automaton than with a bungling, lazy philosopher. But I think that comprehension will ultimately increase the likelihood of success, and the sooner I understand the fundamentals the better. So I set it as a goal for the week.