Learning, writing, and growing; Weekly review: Week ending September 27, 2013

Blog posts

Quick notes from this week

  • Figured out that my Plover problem was because I’d remapped Backspace in Autohotkey. Got that working again!
  • Remapping Left-Ctrl to Backspace is pretty handy.
  • HST/GST on meals and entertainment are usually 50% claimable. It seems easier to split this for each transaction – guide
  • Inkscape was choking on my bitmap tracing, but Potrace 64-bit worked just fine. Now I don’t have to buy Illustrator to scale up or rearrange my sketchnotes. =D
  • Added version 2 of How to Learn Emacs: A Hand-drawn One-pager for Beginners – Oooh, PosteRazor lets me test-print large images and create poster mockups, yay! about -L he El about
  • The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress (Elizabeth Grace Saunders) has a detailed chapter on routines and processes.

Link roundup

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (40.6h – 24%)
    • Earn (21.7h – 53% of Business)
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Monday half-day
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Wednesday half-day
      • [X] Follow up with B
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Monday half-day
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Wednesday half-day
    • Build (13.3h – 32% of Business)
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (6.0h)
        • [X] Work on a hi-res version of Learn Emacs
      • Paperwork (2.6h)
        • [X] Adjust HST on meals and entertainment expenses
        • [X] Investigate depreciation expenses
        • [ ] File payroll return
      • [X] Put together mini business cases for different possible investments
      • [X] Scanner – $455.99
      • [X] Turbotax 2012
      • [X] Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4
      • [X] Find my power adapter
    • Connect (5.6h – 13% of Business)
      • [X] Create help wanted page
      • [X] Go to Hacklab members meeting
      • [X] Host Visual Thinkers Toronto meetup
      • [X] Prepare limitations presentation
  • Relationships (9.6h – 5%)
    • [X] Go for a walk
    • [X] Go to MEC
    • [X] Copy emergency numbers
    • [X] Try reconstituting dehydrated food
    • [X] Repack new things
  • Discretionary – Productive (12.7h – 7%)
    • [X] Call DC with go or no go decision
    • [X] Replace inner tube
    • Writing (0.3h)
  • Discretionary – Play (12.7h – 7%)
  • Personal routines (20.9h – 12%)
  • Unpaid work (14.7h – 8%)
  • Sleep (60.8h – 36% – average of 8.7 per day)

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