Weekly review: Week ending February 25, 2011

From last week’s plans

  • 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
    • Exported Social Business Jam discussions into spreadsheets and did a lot of data analysis – collaborating with Brandon Anderson, Michael Muller
    • Accepted invite to tweetchat with Paul Gillen (#infoboom) on the value of blogging
    • Got started on blogging presentation
    • Revised Remote Presentations That Rock
    • Put together resources for the value of blogging
  • Relationships
    • [X] Go to Second City with recent hires and friends – treated Linda Ristevski
    • [X] Host tea get-together 1pm our place Sunday Feb 27 (actually part of next week’s review)
    • [-] Watch Die Fledermaus (http://toronto-opera.com) – Postponed to next week
    • [C] Watch Madame Butterfly (http://toronto-opera.com)
    • [X] Send birthday cards
    • [X] Try making a beet smoothie or Tex-mex lasagna
    • Had salad with Gabriel Mansour
    • Worked on connecting with blog commenters
  • 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?)
    • Upgraded to 512MB web server for my blog, tweaked blog text

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [X] Deliver “Remote Presentations That Rock”
    • [X] Work on ECM project
    • [X] Get things going with Drupal project
    • [X] Prepare other presentations and resources
    • [X] Do IBM #infoboom tweetchat on how to get more value from blogging
    • [X] Post the rest of series on getting more value from blogging
  • Relationships
    • [X] Host tea get-together
    • [X] Reach out to new blog commenters
  • Life
    • [X] Experiment with fixed-time wakeups
    • [X] Draw more
    • [X] Write monthly review

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 3.7 4.8 -1.1
Drawing 4.7 4.7 Remote Presentations, ITSC
Exercise 3.3 4.7 -1.4
Personal 1.7 1.7
Learning 0.6 -0.6
Preparation 5.0 0.4 4.6
Routines – cooking 8.9 1.8 7.1 Big batch of lunches, vegan appetizers
Routines – general 10.5 6.3 4.2
Routines – tidying 2.4 3.8 -1.4
Sleep 55.7 65.3 -9.6 Going to bed when I feel tired
Social 27.0 25.9 1.1
Travel 0.6 1.5 -0.9
Work 37.4 40.4 -3.0 Family Day holiday, ITSC presentation
Writing 7.1 12.5 -5.4

This week I tried getting up whenever it felt natural to wake up, and going to sleep whenever I felt tired. The result was a gentle introduction to the day, and a lot of good, focused work in the evening.

I’m going to try that again this week, this time picking a time to wake up and sticking with it. Aside from a really early wake-up on Monday, I should be able to keep a regular wake-up time.

Good week!

2 responses to “Weekly review: Week ending February 25, 2011”

  1. zadcha says:

    Hi Sacha,

    how do you do your time-analysis ? what do you use to write all this stuff ? notebook tabletPC smartphone ?

  2. Sacha Chua says:

    I’ve been using Time Recording on my Android phone to track the time I spend on different activities, and that’s been working well so far. As for writing everything else, I use Org-mode in Emacs on my Lenovo X61T tablet.

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