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March 25, 2020

Quarantine — Day 6

Great morning. Terrible afternoon.

This post is part of an ongoing series in which I document my journey through the COVID-19 quarantine. See Day 1 for full context.

Quick update

Today was all about contrast. I first had an amazing, productive morning. Released a new version of Notyf, my beloved open source project.

In the afternoon, corona hit me hard - I got this cynical urge to read news. At first I just wanted to see what people are talking about on Twitter, see if I should share my tech stories as well. Then I got swamped with news. Memes, news, “expert opinions”, got a lot of crap on me. I ended up spending roughly 3 hours in Twitter which I totally regret.

Transitioning from being employed full-time to working on my projects is hard for now. It’s not easy to concentrate in one project and, I suppose, that kind of wandering is drifting me away from deep work. I consider myself to be disciplined but this will surely require 3x effort. I’m getting there; I’ll get there.

Data Report

Time management

Terrible time management. Spending +2.5 hours in Twitter was certainly a waste of time I could’ve used to call my family, to read, write or code.


  • Avoid news: No
  • Write blog: Yes
  • Personal growth: No
  • Wake up 5:00 am: Yes
  • Workout: Yes
  • Help someone: Yes
  • Time wasted < 90 mins: No


  • Spent: 60 USD
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): +2.39%
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +6.93%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): +0.1%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +8.04%

Stay tuned.


I'm Carlos Roso. I'm a Software Engineer and digital nomad at Toptal. Previously Software Architect at Crossover. In love with open source and design.

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