December 17, 2011

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Weekly review: Week ending December 16, 2011

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Follow up on possible next engagements – got next Drupal project lined up, starting Tuesday
    • [X] Work on high-priority project O tasks
    • [X] Follow up on project T
    • Helped organize a potluck at work
    • Resolved some more project T issues (next time, change fewer things at launch!)
    • Discovered that using two computers instead of two screens makes coding faster; may rejig virtual machine setup or move memory from my personal machine to see if I can get this kind of convenience on one computer
    • Agreed on next Hello Monday comic
  • Relationships
    • [/] Help fix up the house again – in progress
    • [-] Add more memories – postponed
    • [X] Send Christmas cards and packages – sent most of them
    • [X] Post blog review
  • Life
    • [X] Plan Android app for self-tracking
    • Updated learning plan: time budget, learning plan, detailed outline / updates
    • Set up my Android development environment again
    • Figured out how to receive the SEND intent from other applications – Quantified Awesome now listed as one of the send options for Tap Log Records, yay! Now to flesh that out
    • Completed story mode for LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 – awesome game
    • Emacs: Configured artbollocks-mode.el for my writing goals

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Wrap up project O
    • [ ] Get started on project CG
    • [ ] Write about lessons learned from project O
    • [ ] Catch up on e-mail
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Tidy up house
    • [ ] Consider planning holiday or post-holiday get-together
    • [ ] Send rest of Christmas cards
  • Life
    • [ ] Reconsider outsourcing; identify possible tasks and tradeoffs
    • [ ] Parse CSV from Tap Log Records in Quantified Awesome Android app
    • [ ] See about simplifying/automating my weekly review – put data on one page, then consider Emacs integration?
    • [ ] Catch up on e-mail

Time analysis

I slept quite well this week. To my surprise, work was pretty decent too – must have been because I didn’t work on the weekends. I’ll probably do a little work this week because we want to get in more testing and bugfixes before we wrap up this project.

Activity Average Weekday average Weekend average
Sleep 8.8 8.1 10.3
Work 6.2 8.7 0.0
Discretionary 4.8 3.8 7.2
Unpaid work 2.4 1.2 5.4
Personal care 1.9 2.1 1.1

Let me see if reporting the averages will help me format this table better when it comes to making archives. =) Long tables require more work in formatting, because I have to make them span columns well. I still have the information I want – how much time I have for discretionary activities, how much I work, how much I sleep, and so on.

Hmm, I might reduce my weekend sleeping a little bit, since it’s more of an indulgence than a necessity at this point.

Activity This week Last week Delta Notes
! Discretionary 33.2 30.3 3.0
! Personal care 13.0 14.2 -1.2
! Unpaid work 16.9 13.1 3.8 Batch cooking
A – Sleep 61.2 61.3 -0.0
A – Work 43.6 49.1 -5.5
D – Emacs 1.5 1.5
D – Family 0.3 0.1 0.2
D – Harry Potter 3.6 0.3 3.2 Finished story mode =)
D – Other 0.5 0.3 0.2
D – Play 4.7 4.7
D – Quantified Awesome 6.4 11.7 -5.3 Fixing bugs, working on Android
D – Read 0.2 0.9 -0.7
D – Social 3.4 5.6 -2.2
D – Travel 2.0 -2.0
D – Writing 12.8 9.3 3.5
P – Drink 0.4 -0.4
P – Eat 4.9 6.2 -1.2
P – Plan 0.3 0.3
P – Routines 5.6 4.9 0.8
P – Walk 2.1 2.8 -0.7
UW – Cook 7.5 1.6 5.9
UW – Other 3.4 3.4 Errands
UW – Other travel 0.8 0.1 0.8
UW – Subway 1.7 1.2 0.5
UW – Tidy up 3.5 10.2 -6.8

We’ve added a night-time ritual of building with LEGO. =) It’s fun.