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Weekly review: Week ending June 5, 2015

Another week of taking it easy. My energy was up and down, but manageable. Also, lots of rain this week, including one time I ended up walking home in a downpour. Squish, squish, squish…

I learned how to use Javascript and Tasker together, and I’ve been having fun playing with that. I think I’ll look into developing Android applications next. Tasker+JS will let me quickly prototype ideas, and then I can code those ideas into applications that might be faster or more reliable.

I might be getting the hang of this. =)

2015-06-08a Week ending 2015-06-05 -- index card #journal #weekly

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (19.5h – 11%)
    • Prepare invoice – State “DONE” from “STARTED” [2015-05-01 Fri 09:23]
    • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Earn (6.9h – 35% of Business)
    • Build (11.2h – 57% of Business)
      • Drawing (2.9h)
      • Paperwork (1.7h)
    • Connect (1.4h – 7% of Business)
  • Relationships (9.2h – 5%)
  • Discretionary – Productive (8.4h – 4%)
    • Emacs (0.0h – 0% of all)
    • Add to my TFSA
    • File prescription receipts
    • Process Quantified Self Toronto videos
    • Shift my bond allocation
    • Writing (7.0h)
  • Discretionary – Play (36.4h – 21%)
  • Personal routines (25.8h – 15%)
  • Unpaid work (12.9h – 7%)
  • Sleep (55.9h – 33% – average of 8.0 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 29, 2015

Less sleep this week, but I used the mornings for coding, so it worked out okay. I realized that building tools for my future self is an excellent use of my time, so I’ve been thinking about what kinds of systems can help me during future fuzzy-brainness. Taking it easy otherwise.

2015-06-02a Week ending 2015-05-29 -- index card #journal #weekly output

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (37.6h – 22%)
    • Earn (8.2h – 21% of Business)
      • Prepare invoice
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (29.4h – 78% of Business)
      • Drawing (7.2h)
      • Paperwork (0.0h)
      • Fix key renaming in record data
      • Set up PDA environment
      • Make an Angular page that displays buttons for recording my most common tasks
      • Explore CouchDB
      • List all the categories below the recommended one
      • Create quick way to track grocery items
      • Provide quick command feedback
      • Match partially
      • Handle authentication on the server side
      • Fix select
      • Distinguish substring and exact
      • Fix command handling
      • Clean up data
    • Connect (0.0h – 0% of Business)
  • Relationships (3.7h – 2%)
  • Discretionary – Productive (5.0h – 2%)
    • Emacs (0.0h – 0% of all)
    • Renew sach.ac
    • Review Createspace
    • Verify Jen’s public key by calling
    • Writing (2.9h)
  • Discretionary – Play (27.9h – 16%)
  • Personal routines (26.4h – 15%)
  • Unpaid work (11.6h – 6%)
  • Sleep (55.7h – 33% – average of 8.0 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 22, 2015

Almost 26 hours of playing video games this week – Ni No Kuni is such an engaging option for my fuzzy brain. Some thoughts and conversations, though, so I didn’t vegetate the entire time. =)

Planning to take it easy over the next couple of weeks: games, drawing, writing, some code…

2015-05-25a Week ending 2015-05-22 -- index card #journal #weekly

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (20.1h – 11%)
    • Earn (7.8h – 38% of Business)
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (10.0h – 49% of Business)
      • Drawing (8.9h)
      • Paperwork (1.1h)
        • Calculate deductions
        • Transfer money for salary
        • Write and deposit cheque
        • Remit deductions
        • File payroll in Quickbooks
    • Connect (2.3h – 11% of Business)
      • Chat with Michael Crogan about Emacs
      • Chat with Ab Velasco about Quantified Self talk
  • Relationships (10.7h – 6%)
    • Work on personal project
  • Discretionary – Productive (9.9h – 5%)
    • Emacs (0.0h – 0% of all)
    • Make a list of all my TFSA contributions
    • Verify Jen’s public key by calling
    • Review Createspace
    • Add to my TFSA
    • Writing (2.9h)
  • Discretionary – Play (25.7h – 15%)
  • Personal routines (22.5h – 13%)
  • Unpaid work (21.4h – 12%)
  • Sleep (57.6h – 34% – average of 8.2 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 15, 2015

This was the week of lots of walking. With my bike out of commission for the moment (need to fix one of the brake lines) and having resolved that walking is actually a really good use of my time, I decided to see how far I could walk with a target of 10,000 steps. I’ve comfortably beat that target each day I’ve had it. As it turns out, Hacklab is within that walking range (at least one-way), so that means I can just walk over there on Tuesdays. =)

Other stuff: family get-togethers and conversations, an Emacs hangout, a chat about personal knowledge management, and a new top in cotton lawn…

2015-05-18a Week ending 2015-05-15 -- index card #journal #weekly output

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (33.5h – 19%)
    • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Earn (6.9h – 20% of Business)
    • Build (20.3h – 60% of Business)
      • Drawing (14.4h)
      • Paperwork (1.0h)
    • Connect (6.4h – 19% of Business)
  • Relationships (8.2h – 4%)
    • Holiday get-together with W-‘s family
    • Hang out with Gabriel
  • Discretionary – Productive (18.8h – 11%)
    • Emacs (2.0h – 1% of all)
      • Work on menu planning in Emacs
    • Fix subscription page
    • Research Quantified Self
    • Sew prepare cotton lawn top
    • Integrate journal with review
    • Verify Jen’s public key by calling
    • Writing (5.7h)
  • Discretionary – Play (7.1h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (23.0h – 13%)
  • Unpaid work (14.7h – 8%)
  • Sleep (62.6h – 37% – average of 8.9 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 8, 2015

Lots of sewing last week, experimenting with zippered pouches, leggings, and cotton lawn. I prepared a quick Quantified Self talk sharing some of the numbers from my sewing, too.

More thoughts on fuzziness and sharpness, and how to make the most of the cycle between them.

Oh, and biking, yay!

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2015-05-11g Week ending 2015-05-08 -- index card #journal #weekly

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (19.6h – 11%)
    • Earn (2.9h – 14% of Business)
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (15.7h – 80% of Business)
      • Drawing (12.0h)
      • Paperwork (0.0h)
    • Connect (1.0h – 5% of Business)
      • Attend meetup
      • Research Quantified Self
      • Process Quantified Self Toronto videos
  • Relationships (4.3h – 2%)
    • Holiday get-together with W-‘s family
    • Check out cherry blossoms
    • [-] Call tomorrow to see if Sunday morning is okay for cat grooming
  • Discretionary – Productive (27.0h – 16%)
    • Emacs (0.2h – 0% of all)
      • Announce Emacs Hangout 2015-05-13
      • Work on menu planning in Emacs
      • Reschedule Emacs Lisp Development Tips episode with jwiegley
      • Host Emacs Hangout
    • Sewing
      • Modify pattern for tops to cut out bias
      • Iron and prepare cotton lawn top
    • Writing (8.0h)
  • Discretionary – Play (6.7h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (35.8h – 21%)
  • Unpaid work (13.5h – 8%)
  • Sleep (61.0h – 36% – average of 8.7 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 1, 2015

This week started off really fuzzy (sore throat, boo), but I’m feeling back to normal now. I remember that week to have been pretty slow, but now that I review it, it seems like a good week after all. Funny how that works.

Our new barbecue arrived, yay! We chose to assemble it ourselves instead of taking advantage of the store’s offer of complimentary assembly. It was fun putting the barbecue together with W-. Now that we have a rotisserie, we’re focusing on getting the hang of rotisserie chicken. That promises to be a yummy addition to our cooking repertoire.

As a personal reward for progress on one of my projects, I treated myself to Liberty fabric this week. It’s more expensive than other cottons, but it feels nice. I’m looking forward to cutting and sewing it into yet another one of my tops. Oh yeah, I sewed a soft-sided box and a lined zippered pouch… Mwahahaha!

Oh, and I watched Age of Ultron with my consulting clients. =) Fun movie! I wore that Marvel top I made, for extra fangirling…

2015-05-01b Week ending 2015-05-01 -- index card #journal #weekly

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (17.5h – 10%)
    • Earn (7.4h – 42% of Business)
      • Prepare invoice
      • Send time to E1
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (9.8h – 56% of Business)
      • Drawing (8.0h)
      • Paperwork (0.7h)
      • Quatified Awesome
        • Fix user edit screen
        • Look into time graph
    • Connect (0.3h – 1% of Business)
  • Relationships (9.4h – 5%)
    • Check on project
  • Discretionary – Productive (19.9h – 11%)
    • Emacs (3.5h – 2% of all)
      • Send reminder to hangouts list
      • Help with Emacs Hangout
      • Update G+ event for conference thing
      • Announce upcoming hangout
      • Reschedule Emacs Lisp Development Tips episode with jwiegley
      • Update previous hangout with link
    • Sewing
      • Prepare pattern for boxes
      • Order PUL
      • Prepare fabrics for tops
      • Finish leggings
      • Cut tops
    • Writing (2.3h)
  • Discretionary – Play (15.2h – 9%)
    • Check out cherry blossoms
  • Personal routines (24.2h – 14%)
  • Unpaid work (12.5h – 7%)
  • Sleep (69.3h – 41% – average of 9.9 per day)