January 15, 2012

This weekend brought a cold snap, or maybe this is regular winter in contrast to the mild days earlier. We dealt with it by cooking and baking our way through many of the vegetables that had come from the community-supported agriculture program, stockpiling frozen lunches for the weeks to come. It was a productive weekend.

I spent most of the weekend working on Quantified Awesome. I’m looking forward to opening it up to people next week. It’s still rough in places, but people will probably be able to use it for tracking time, stuff, and clothes. I have a few more things to nail down before I reach out to the 35 people who’ve indicated their interest so far, but I feel like I’m getting close.

I hit my library checkout limit of 50 books the other day, what with all the books I’ve been checking out on psychology, planning, and other things I’m curious about. W- let me check things out on his card. There’s been a steady stream of books and movies going back to the library, and no late fines so far. I’ve been making an effort to read things roughly in order of due date. I sometimes give in to the temptation to read things out of order. (Like The Lean Startup, read the day I picked it up and quoted soon after.) The Toronto Public Library is amazing, and I’m happy to support it.

My time-tracking tweaks seem to be working out. David Ing wondered if I was getting limited by reductive analysis. I rather like the clarity of choosing one activity at a time. I’m satisfied with tweaking my goals to encompass the sustainability of growth at work, too.

This week: more functionality/theming changes at work, and three events to attend. Let’s see how it goes!

  • Peter

    50 books at the same time? Wow, your library is generous. (I love good libraries! Go Toronto!)
    Can you share your full list of time categories? I’ve had a hard time defining the right “buckets” to categorize my own projects/tasks into.