Sketchnotes, commitments, cooking, plans, blogging – Weekly review: Week ending September 20, 2013

Blog posts

Quick notes

  • Whiteboard Selling (2013) is a potentially useful book for consultants and others who sell services/products in face-to-face meetings.
  • The Strategy of Conflict (1980) is mind-boggling. There’s an excellent essay on bargaining that’s like “The Art of War” for haggling.
  • Kitchen math: A double batch of egg tarts needs six extra egg yolks, so 1.5 batches of coconut macaroons balances that out nicely with a need for six egg whites.
  • If you can’t override a WordPress widget plugin because it doesn’t use a filter, you can subclass the widget and rewrite the output.

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (35.6h – 21%)
    • Earn (18.8h – 52% of Business)
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [X] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Wednesday half-day
      • [X] Follow up with SR
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Monday half-day
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Wednesday half-day
      • [ ] Follow up with B
    • Build (12.2h – 34% of Business)
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (6.2h)
      • Paperwork (1.6h)
      • [X] Identify five top-rated article writers
      • [X] Modified BWP Recent Comments widget to rewrite HTTPS URLs to HTTP by subclassing it
      • [X] Plan business reinvestments
      • [ ] Rejig 404 page
    • Connect (4.5h – 12% of Business)
      • [X] Sketch Jennifer Okimoto’s talk on social business
      • [ ] Go to Hacklab members meeting
      • [ ] Host Visual Thinkers Toronto meetup
      • [ ] Make a hi-res version of Learn Emacs
      • [ ] Prepare limitations presentation
      • [ ] Create Org page
  • Relationships (4.4h – 2%)
    • [X] Go to MEC
    • [X] Plan get-together?
    • [X] Set up appointment with U
    • [X] Try the lentil can
    • [ ] Go for a walk
  • Discretionary – Productive (15.4h – 9%)
    • [X] Go through Latin Made Simple chapter 1
    • [X] Replace inner tube
    • [X] Set up the Colemak keyboard layout
    • [ ] Try reconstituting dehydrated food
    • Writing (4.1h)
  • Discretionary – Play (18.7h – 11%)
    • [X] Played more Legend of Heroes
  • Personal routines (16.4h – 9%)
  • Unpaid work (14.7h – 8%)
  • Sleep (64.3h – 38% – average of 9.2 per day)
  • http://charuzu.wordpress.com/ charuzu

    Your link roundup is very useful. I like the way you have added a brief comment as to why the link was useful. Thank you for sharing!

    • http://sachachua.com Sacha Chua

      I’m glad to hear that! I usually read blog posts with Feedly on my smartphone, using the “Save for later” feature for things I want to follow up on. Making it part of my weekly review process helps me revisit those pages and do something with them. =D

      Plus I feel better about sending out my weekly review for people who find my daily feed overwhelming – extra value! =)