- verify some bugs targeted for the next release
- verify some bugs on head
- answer a question from a sales engineer
- review a potential client sizing worksheet
- fix one or more of about three small-ish bugs assigned to me ("fetchlogs doesn't fetch when... whoops!")
- read a white paper
- work on an in-progress FAI server I'm configuring
In the end, which one I pick isn't nearly as important as one thing:
Just pick something already. Then just do it.
To a certain an extent, what I do doesn't matter as much as simply accomplishing something. I have a general priority list:
- active fires
- stuff for clients
- stuff for sales
- stuff other people on my team can't do
- other stuff
Based on that, I chose to answer the email first (and do the analysis that I needed to do to provide a good answer). But I could have chosen almost any one of these, and it all would have helped our current situation. And that's the point - just do something. That'll help.