September 4, 2011

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Weekly review: Week ending September 2, 2011

It felt like a reasonable week. Looking back, though, I’m surprised by how much I finished! =)

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Make more improvements for project T
    • [X] Follow up on looking for an information architect for project T
    • [X] Follow up on code for project I
    • [X] Prepare technology selection notes for project O
    • Prototyped project O with Rails
    • Prototyped project O with Drupal 7 and Maestro
    • Solved bugs for project I
    • Set up LotusLive Activity for project T
    • Started project assessments for project M and project C
    • Changed settings for project C
    • Fixed calendar bug for project M
    • Helped out with communities of practice program
    • Talked to people about the Community Toolkit
  • Relationships
    • [X] Figure out LCD character display
    • [X] Help J- learn how to program the Arduino
    • [X] Reupholster chairs
    • [X] Transcribe blogging interview, really
    • Followed up on gifts
    • Started shopping for gifts for friends
    • Sent more travel details to family
    • Have been very good at responding to e-mail, yay!
  • Life
    • [-] Sketch year in review
    • [X] Continue working on dashboard
    • [-] Try microphone as sound sensor
    • [-] Prepare month in review with stats
    • Set up new laptop, yay yay yay! =D
    • Hired virtual assistant, open to hiring more
    • Started visualizing hours
    • Learned about keyboard shortcuts and productivity tools for Windows 7
    • Filed all my previous notes from Emacs (yay more memory and a faster hard drive)

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Start on redesign for project T
    • [ ] Do other coding tasks for project T
    • [ ] Follow up on project O
    • [ ] Revise drawings for Hello Monday! comic series
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Go to Quantified Self Toronto meetup, share notes on time tracking
    • [ ] Reply to questions about quantified self
    • [ ] Follow up on cat hotel / vets – choose an option
    • [ ] Volunteer at Free Geek Toronto: take inventory of equipment, filter cards, improve checklist
  • Life
    • [ ] Dashboard: Make hour visualization more flexible
    • [ ] Dashboard: Get input from CSV
    • [ ] Brainstorm other ways I can use delegation to improve life
    • [ ] Take advantage of long weekend to plan projects
    • [ ] Replace curtains (Value Village or Canadian Tire?)
    • [ ] Look into buying summer flat shoes while they’re on clearance
    • [ ] Laptop: Copy photos and sketches onto new hard drive
    • [ ] Try microphone as sound sensor
    • [ ] Prepare month in review with stats

Time analysis

Activity This week Last week Delta Notes
D – Break 2.4 1.9 0.5
D – Delegating 0.6 0.6
D – Drawing 2.0 10.0 -8.0 New laptop
D – Learning 9.5 -9.5
D – Other 2.5 4.8 -2.3 Setting up laptop, transcription
D – Personal 12.7 3.9 8.8 Setting up laptop, delegation
D – Reading 0.1 -0.1
D – Shopping 2.0 2.0
D – Social 9.1 7.8 1.3
D – Volunteering 3.8 -3.8 Short gap between build classes
D – Writing 11.3 5.0 6.3
R – Exercise 6.2 12.2 -6.0 Walking, Thursday CSA bike
R – Routines 6.4 8.2 -1.8
R – Cooking 7.4 1.5 5.9 Cooking sprint
R – Eating 5.0 2.0 3.0
R – Tidying 3.7 3.7 0.0
R – Travel 0.6 0.6 Was at the office on Friday
Sleep 56.0 53.5 2.5 8 hours / night
Work 40.1 40.1 0.0 Got lots of stuff done

Discretionary time averaged 5 hours / workday, 8.7 hours / weekend day (more weekend time taken up by cooking sprint). Less discretionary time overall, but more time on workdays. Interesting combination. Sleep back up to eight hours a day, stdev of 1.2 hours. Slightly tired, but well-fed. Possible RSI twinges, maybe aggravated by typing sprint during transcription? May need to take more breaks.

Good week! Looking forward to focused hacking during the long weekend.