Category Archives: weekly

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Weekly review: Week ending April 10, 2015

I played around with using the laser cutter to cut fabric, and that worked out really well. I’ve sewn up the two tops that I cut, and I’m looking forward to cutting a couple more.

Also, lots of progress on the Emacs Conference / hangouts organization front, thanks to folks like Samer, Ryan, Philip, Howard, and Alex! Emacs has such a wonderful community. Anyway, there’s a Google+ page now. https://plus.google.com/108840863190686221561/posts

This week, I’m looking forward to more gardening and more cooking. Whee!

2015-04-13a Week ending 2015-04-10 -- index card #weekly #journal output

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Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (40.1h – 23%)
    • Earn (8.0h – 19% of Business)
      • Prepare invoice
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (5.8h – 14% of Business)
      • Drawing (4.1h)
      • Paperwork (1.7h)
    • Connect (26.3h – 65% of Business)
      • Talk to Christina Gonzales about Quantified Self
  • Relationships (2.1h – 1%)
    • Work on project F
  • Discretionary – Productive (10.0h – 5%)
    • Emacs (1.3h – 0% of all)
      • Develop Hangout on Air checklist and document the process
      • Make Google+ event for hangout with John Wiegley
      • use-package video with John Wiegley
      • Merge Emacs Conf updates
      • Announce Emacs Hangout and prep note
      • 2015-04-15 Emacs Hangout
    • Check with W- regarding RRSP
    • Try laser registration ideas
    • Set up 10″ bias template
    • Add Philip Stark to hangouts page
    • Move videos to new channel
    • Renew domain
    • Review Createspace
    • Download Helpouts history
    • Sort out rest of taxes for 2014
    • Writing (2.4h)
  • Discretionary – Play (5.1h – 3%)
    • Have massage
  • Personal routines (32.8h – 19%)
  • Unpaid work (13.2h – 7%)
  • Sleep (64.6h – 38% – average of 9.2 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending April 3, 2015

This was a good week for improving and applying skills, collecting ideas, and reflecting. I finally sewed the box cushion covers that have been on my to-do list since 2009 or so. Mwahaha! I also learned how to use the laser cutter at Hacklab, so I’ve been plotting ways to use that to make life better (following up on the ideas we heard from Bruce Sterling’s talk at SXSW on open source luxury and tech in the home). I’ve been thinking about what I might want to do for my fifth year of this experiment with semi-retirement, so I’m collecting ideas, skills, and people. So, lots of reflection this week, which is good.

I also experimented with a private yoga session. It was a lot more expensive than a group class, but I picked up useful feedback and personalized exercises to work on. I’ll see if I can build a habit of doing those things at home over the next month. So far, so good.

I slept a lot this week, which was rather odd. Oh well, that’s life. Still got a lot done, though!

Next week, I’m looking forward to:

  • more yoga
  • recording another Emacs video with John Wiegley
  • more reflections
  • more time with friends
  • and more awesomeness!

output 2015-04-05b Week ending 2015-04-03 -- index card #weekly #journal

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (34.8h – 20%)
    • Hang out with Emacs geeks
    • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Earn (9.4h – 27% of Business)
    • Build (6.1h – 17% of Business)
      • Drawing (4.6h)
      • Delegation (0.0h)
      • Packaging (0.0h)
      • Paperwork (1.2h)
        • Add dividends to my tax form
        • Check with W- regarding RRSP
    • Connect (19.2h – 55% of Business)
  • Relationships (1.9h – 1%)
    • Hang out with Eric on Friday
    • Drop gift off at Jen’s
  • Discretionary – Productive (15.1h – 8%)
    • Emacs (1.9h – 1% of all)
      • Record use-package video
      • Make Google+ event for hangout with John Wiegley
    • Make bias cut template
    • Make Sorbetto base
    • Review Createspace
    • Sort out rest of taxes for 2014
    • Try laser registration ideas
    • Writing (3.6h)
  • Discretionary – Play (2.3h – 1%)
  • Personal routines (34.3h – 20%)
  • Unpaid work (13.1h – 7%)
  • Sleep (66.6h – 39% – average of 9.5 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending March 27, 2015

I started yoga again, and I think it might be a good habit to build. It’s been good to spend time with people, too. =) Next week, I’m looking forward to sewing some box cushion covers, cooking more, doing more yoga, and spending more time with folks.

2015-03-29f Week ending 2015-03-27 -- index card #weekly output

2015-03-29f Week ending 2015-03-27 – index card #weekly

Blog posts

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Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (33.0h – 19%)
    • Earn (7.2h – 21% of Business)
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (10.8h – 32% of Business)
      • Drawing (8.2h)
      • Packaging (0.6h)
      • Paperwork (0.3h)
        • File payroll return
    • Connect (15.0h – 45% of Business)
  • Relationships (4.6h – 2%)
    • Check on project F4
    • Hang out with Eric on Friday
    • Drop gift off at Jen’s
  • Discretionary – Productive (12.8h – 7%)
    • Emacs (2.2h – 1% of all)
      • 2015-03-18 Emacs Hangout
    • Research yoga places
    • Research private yoga lessons
    • Writing (2.5h)
    • Review Createspace
  • Discretionary – Play (6.0h – 3%)
  • Personal routines (31.6h – 18%)
  • Unpaid work (15.3h – 9%)
  • Sleep (64.6h – 38% – average of 9.2 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending March 20, 2015

This was a good week, rich in people: lots of family things, and wonderful conversations. I’m getting better at seeing and responding to things the way I choose to, and it makes life’s surprises better.

Next week: I’d like to build a yoga habit, and I’d like to get even better at reaching out.

2015-03-22f Week ending 2015-03-20 -- index card #journal #weekly

output

Blog posts

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Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (25.2h – 14%)
    • Earn (16.1h – 63% of Business)
      • Attend comm session
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (2.5h – 9% of Business)
      • Drawing (2.5h)
    • Connect (6.6h – 26% of Business)
  • Relationships (19.3h – 11%)
    • Check on project F4
    • Hang out with Ewan and Eric on Friday
    • Drop gift off at Michael and Jen’s
  • Discretionary – Productive (20.4h – 12%)
    • Emacs (4.2h – 2% of all)
      • 2015-02-18 Emacs Hangout
      • Help Sean with Emacs
      • Hang out with Emacs geeks
    • Research yoga places
    • Writing (2.8h)
  • Discretionary – Play (5.4h – 3%)
  • Personal routines (22.0h – 13%)
  • Unpaid work (15.6h – 9%)
  • Sleep (60.2h – 35% – average of 8.6 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending March 13, 2015

Lots of sewing (14.5 hours!). Taking it easy, in general. Social stuff, too: catching up with friends, going to parties…

2015-03-15a Week ending 2015-03-13 -- index card #weekly

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (26.7h – 15%)
    • Earn (11.5h – 42% of Business)
      • Send comm slide
      • Attend comm session
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (12.4h – 46% of Business)
      • Drawing (11.0h)
      • Delegation (0.0h)
      • Packaging (0.0h)
      • Paperwork (1.3h)
    • Connect (2.9h – 10% of Business)
  • Relationships (9.1h – 5%)
    • Do paperwork for mom
    • Check on project F4
  • Discretionary – Productive (18.4h – 10%)
    • Emacs (1.0h – 0% of all)
      • 2015-03-18 Emacs Hangout
      • Help Sean with Emacs
    • Buy ETFs in SDRSP account
    • Writing (2.8h)
  • Discretionary – Play (6.8h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (40.0h – 23%)
  • Unpaid work (18.9h – 11%)
  • Sleep (71.0h – 42% – average of 10.1 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending March 6, 2015

I decided to take it easy this week, since my energy levels were pretty low. I still managed to squeeze in going to a couple of social events, baking lots of things, levelling up in terms of personal finance, and reflecting on freedom, yay!

2015-03-07a Week ending 2015-03-06 -- index card #weekly #review output

Blog posts

Sketches

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (26.1h – 15%)
    • Earn (8.1h – 31% of Business)
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (8.0h – 30% of Business)
      • Drawing (4.0h)
      • Delegation (0.0h)
      • Packaging (0.0h)
      • Paperwork (4.0h)
    • Connect (9.9h – 38% of Business)
  • Relationships (5.0h – 2%)
    • Co-host Quantified Self Toronto meetup
    • Go to house party
    • Work on project F
  • Discretionary – Productive (5.8h – 3%)
    • Emacs (1.0h – 0% of all)
    • Attempt to sort out 2008 again
    • Do paperwork for mom
    • Buy ETFs in SDRSP account
    • Writing (2.5h)
  • Discretionary – Play (3.4h – 2%)
  • Personal routines (39.9h – 23%)
  • Unpaid work (21.0h – 12%)
  • Sleep (66.9h – 39% – average of 9.6 per day)