May 26, 2012

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Weekly review: Week ending May 25, 2012

Busy, busy week, even though Monday was a holiday. I helped out at Ladies Learning Code on Saturday, discovering along the way that being in the middle of a busy crowd of 120 people will wipe me out for the rest of the day and leave me slightly frazzled for the next three days. It’s a good event and I’m glad something like that exists, but I’ll probably find more introvert-friendly ways to help people learn. =) Work-wise, I clocked around 38 hours of billable, fairly intensive work doing training and coding. So yeah, I think I’ll slow the pace a little next week.

It’s been a good week for reviewing the past, too. I’ve been going through a spreadsheet of my old posts, rating the posts on a scale of 1 to 5 so that I can pick out the memories that were the most significant for me. It would be interesting to see that on some kind of timeline, with maybe some ways to filter. We’ll see! I’ve also scanned in three of my old paper notebooks, and it’s fun flipping through my notes and lists. I’ve been thinking about getting the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T for a light-weight way to review and create sketches, blog, and read. The iPad may have a better app ecosystem, but I still like the way Android apps build on each other. The TF700T’s supposed to come out in June, so I’m looking forward to that.

I’ve been biking to work almost every day, and I like it. So far, the weather’s been mostly cooperative, although I’ve been caught out in the rain once. I enjoy seeing the landscape change as we move into summer – there are so many different kinds of green! Life is good.

From last week’s plans

  • Business
    • [X] Earn: E1 Tue-Thu – training, getting ready for conference, mobile images
    • [X] Earn: R1 Submit timesheet
    • [X] Connect: Sat: Help out with Ladies Learning Code workshop
    • [-] Connect: Tue: Drop by Hack Lab open house – social quota exceeded with LLC workshop
    • [-] Connect: Thu: Take notes at WordPress meetup (custom post types) – introvert mode
    • [X] Build: Upload sketchnotes to Google+
    • [X] Build: Delegate more tasks – more receipts
    • [-] Build: Update my business accounts
    • Earn: R1: Helped with i18n, interviewing, deployment; learned about Sencha Touch
    • Connect: Added the ability to disable e-mail for O1
  • Relationships
    • [-] Plant front garden
    • [X] Clear inbox
    • [X] Practise making pepperoni pizzas until I can make awesome ones
  • Life
    • [-] Start a “Stuff I Use” blog series
    • Scanned three of my paper notebooks
    • Started reviewing my blog posts

Plans for next week

  • Business
    • [ ] Earn: E1: Mon-Thu: More training, get ready for conference
    • [ ] Earn: R1: I18n, invoice
    • [ ] Connect: Practise pinging people
    • [ ] Build: Set up my local development environment for Quantified Awesome
    • [ ] Build: Coach my mom on delegating to virtual assistants
    • [X] Build: Learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    • [ ] Build: Write about first-quarter experience
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Help with study group
    • [ ] Clear my inbox
    • [ ] Plant front garden
    • [X] Install irrigation system
  • Life
    • [ ] Balance books and update accounts
    • [ ] Review past notebooks
    • [ ] Finish rating my past blog posts
    • [ ] Relax

Time notes

  • Business: 54:19 (E1 23:25, R1 15:28, drawing 0:26, connect 9:46)
  • Discretionary: 18:25 (gardening 1:05, writing 2:18, social 12:05)
  • Personal: 28:31 (biking 8:39, routines 16:25)
  • Sleep: 51:55 (average 7.4 hours per day)
  • Unpaid work: 11:27 (lots of tidying up)