Let’s Do Lunch

I was pulling some of the activity data out of one of our applications – and looking to do some “live activity” and “activity today” views. Our data is stored with UTC timestamps, but we almost exclusively a U.S. shop – and for that matter, most likely a U.S. Eastern shop – so I needed to pull the working curve back into the U.S. time zone.

I got a little curious about “working hours” and decided to run a working hour query (relative to EST) – and rather amused to see the ~20% off morning/afternoon peak during the noon hour:

Yep, U.S. Eastern Time, working hour, non freerange centric. I was smug, “I can’t wait to see mine” I said to myself.

Uh. Um. Ok, well – my job really doesn’t involve editing a lot of content in the tools we track edits in. Maybe my subversion commits are different.

Hmph.

Google reader? (reads are in red)

Google search?

Ok, well, the latter two are a little different. Guess I’m still pretty much “traditional work hour bound” when it comes to production – although consumption is spread out into the evenings relatively evenly (there are search peaks that correspond to high edit/coding times, which I’d expect).

And clearly, I’m dead to the world midnight to 7am or so.

I love data.