Weekly review: Week ending February 18, 2011

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [-] Clarify scope and prepare estimates for other Drupal or Rails projects – Current pipeline handled
    • [-] Work on Facebook/Rails project – waiting for paperwork
    • [X] Work on newsletter tool – fix bugs, implement requests
    • [X] Look into AIS IP address bug with simple_access>
    • [X] Put together ITSC presentation and blog post
    • [X] Sketch Remote Presentations That Rock revision
    • [-] Outline Org-mode talk – will work on next week
    • Added standalone wiki support to community toolkit – for Debra Johnson
    • Added generic newsletter support to community toolkit – for Darrel Rader
    • Added template file support to community toolkit – for Darrel Rader
    • Did some quick illustrations
    • Finally sent in Lotusphere expenses
  • Relationships
    • [X] Give spices to Maira; cook Louisiana-style shrimp
    • [X] Watch The King’s Speech with W-
    • [-] Possibly get people together for opera – postponed to next week
    • [X] Prepare paperwork for Dutch visa
    • [X] Go to Dutch embassy
    • [X] Meet Mike Nurse
    • [X] Chat with David Singer
  • Life
    • [X] Write about things I’m working on improving
    • [X] Get through busy week – not actually that hectic, yay!

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [X] Sketch ITSC keynote by David Zach
    • [X] Give ITSC keynote on networking
    • [X] Learn about ECM and web services
    • [X] Follow up on documents of understanding
    • [X] Put together Idea Lab resources
  • Relationships
    • [X] Go to Second City with recent hires and friends
    • [X] Host tea get-together 1pm our place Saturday Feb 26
    • [X] Watch Die Fledermaus (http://toronto-opera.com)
    • [X] Watch Madame Butterfly (http://toronto-opera.com)
    • [X] Send birthday cards
    • [X] Try making a beet smoothie or Tex-mex lasagna
  • Life
    • [X] Enjoy extended weekend: spend focused time revising, drawing, presenting, cooking, and tidying up
    • [X] Experiment with giving presentation through Zipcast (Remote Presentations That Rock, Monday?)

Time analysis

Experiment for the week: more social stuff. Met people, had mentoring chats, reached out through e-mail, etc.

Category This week Last week Delta Notes
Break 4.8 5.2 -0.4
Drawing 0.6 -0.6
Exercise 4.7 5.7 -1.0 Including trip to Dutch embassy
Learning 0.6 1.8 -1.2
Prep – general 0.4 0.4
Routines – cooking 1.8 4.4 -2.6
Routines – general 6.3 7.8 -1.5
Routines – tidying 3.8 5.1 -1.3
Sleep 65.3 62.6 2.7 9.3 hours average
Social 25.9 12.0 13.9 Skype, Starbucks, and e-mail
Travel 1.5 3.4 -1.9 Some commuting
Work 40.4 47.3 -6.9 Proposals, CommunityToolkit, presentations
Writing 12.5 11.1 1.4

Still hitting snooze in the mornings. It’s hard in winter and a warm bed. I’ve asked W- to help me stick with my resolve to get up in the morning, and may experiment with returning to the other week’s routine of having a very light evening.

Lots of time invested into building relationships, following up on my previous reflections on friendship. Good use of time – instead of doing extra work in the evenings, I used that time to reach out instead. Looking forward to doing more drawing and cooking over the next few days.