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A Meta Work Day

Today was one of those days that I didn't actually do much 'real' work.

By 'real' work I mean building, fixing or improving things. No today was a meta work day. A day spend talking or writing about other work.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing. It involved meeting others to discuss what is needed how to achieve it. It also involved writing up what was discussed at the meeting and documenting how the different bits will fit together. It may not be actively building or fixing things, but it will ensure that when we do start to build the tool, we are all trying to build the same thing.

I fully understand that meta work is necessary and makes doing the 'real' work more efficient rather than just wasting time. But it is still frustrating and a part of me is shouting 'just get on with it'. Perhaps that is a good thing. After all, some meta work is necessary, but it is possible to spend too long discussing jobs and not actually getting anything done.

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