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Weekly review: Week ending May 23, 2014

There’s something that needs tweaking. I feel a little off-balance mentally. Hmm…

Blog posts

Sketches

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Emacs
    • [X] Add objectives to beginner2
    • [X] Announce guide for learning Emacs Lisp
    • [X] Assign EmacsNYC transcript
    • [X] Break guide up into parts that can be focused on for 15-60 minutes
    • [X] Take notes on people who are interested in taking course, process course steps
    • [X] Follow up with other transcript?
    • [X] Have Emacs Chat with bbatsov
    • [X] Invite Bodil for Emacs Chat? – need to follow up
    • [X] Listen to EmacsNYC videos
    • [X] Pick chunk size for sections
    • [X] Send course e-mail: beginner1, beginner2
    • [X] Share reading Emacs config video
    • [X] Package beginner2 as a lesson
    • [X] [#A] Brainstorm tasks for X
    • [X] Get mplayer working with emms on Windows
    • [X] Write about how to read Emacs Lisp
    • [ ] Host chat with Christopher Wellons
  • Business (26.6h – 15%)
    • Earn (17.3h – 64% of Business)
      • [X] E1 Attend training
      • [X] E1: Update names
      • [X] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • Build (5.1h – 19% of Business)
      • [X] Read IATUR journal in depth
      • [X] Write about semi-auto-responder
      • [X] Find out what’s going on with my server
      • Drawing (2.5h)
      • Delegation (0.4h)
        • [X] Brainstorm more tasks, more, more, more!
      • Packaging (0.0h)
      • Paperwork (1.0h)
    • Connect (4.3h – 15% of Business)
      • [X] Draft title, abstract, bio
      • [X] Cancel speaking engagements
  • Relationships (3.6h – 2%)
    • [X] Attend Peter’s housewarming party
    • [X] Book appointment for June 2
    • [X] Buy mangoes for cherry blossom party
    • [X] Cook bulgogi
    • [X] Think about X
    • [X] Bake thank-you dessert
  • Discretionary – Productive (23.2h – 13%)
    • [X] Buy compost from Home Depot
    • [X] Fix my bike tire
    • [X] Make RRSP investments
    • [X] Review sach.ac experiment? nic.ac
    • [X] Writing for myself
    • [ ] [#C] Tracking: Update the number of tasks
    • Writing (3.6h)
  • Discretionary – Play (8.1h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (37.8h – 22%)
  • Unpaid work (8.7h – 5%)
  • Sleep (60.7h – 36% – average of 8.7 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 16, 2014

Lots of gardening this week. We bought seedlings for the herbs and vegetables we want to grow this year. Excited!

Also, I had this idea for doing an e-mail-based Emacs Lisp course. I floated the idea and lots of people signed up, so I’m going to be focusing on that over the next month. Whee! =)

Blog posts

Sketches

Lots of sketches! Made a concerted effort to think on paper. =)

  1. 2014.05.12 How can I take Learn How to Read Emacs Lisp to the next level #emacs #packaging #writing #teaching
  2. 2014.05.12 How does Emacs fit into my plans and goals #emacs #plans
  3. 2014.05.14 A quiet day at home #life #experiment
  4. 2014.05.14 Evaluating Emacs Chat transcript experiments and other delegation #emacs #delegation
  5. 2014.05.14 Maximizing – continued #planning
  6. 2014.05.14 Planning an e-mail-based course for Emacs Lisp #emacs #teaching
  7. 2014.05.14 What am I maximizing for #planning
  8. 2014.05.14 Which three productivity tools would I use if I could use only those for the rest of my life #emacs #productivity
  9. 2014.05.15 Those awesome moments at work #experiment #work
  10. 2014.05.16 A plan for delivering the Emacs Lisp course #emacs #teaching
  11. 2014.05.16 How to draw a visual summary of a book #drawing

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (34.0h – 20%)
    • Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • [#C] Sketchnote a book
    • Earn (23.9h – 70% of Business)
      • E1: Attend meeting
      • Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • Build (7.8h – 22% of Business)
      • Drawing (5.4h)
      • Delegation (0.0h)
      • Packaging (0.0h)
      • Paperwork (0.9h)
      • Dig up my receipt app and update the records
      • Find out what’s going on with my server
      • Fix summarization bug
    • Connect (2.3h – 6% of Business)
      • Free up space for O
  • Emacs
    • Follow up with other transcript?
    • Send course e-mail: beginner1, beginner2
    • Take notes on people who are interested in taking course, process course steps
    • Get e-mail sending to work from virtual machine
    • [#A] Brainstorm tasks for X
    • Take notes on people who are interested in taking course, process course steps
    • Send first section to myself and others
    • Prepare for session with technomancy
    • Post show notes
    • Pay invoice for transcript
    • Package beginner1 as a lesson
    • Make checklist of topics, figure out where people are
    • Invite Bodil for Emacs Chat?
    • Incorporate and revise transcript
    • Have Emacs Chat with bbatsov
    • Break Emacs Lisp guide up into an e-mail course
    • Assign EmacsNYC transcript
    • Get Gnus send mail working again
  • Relationships (15.3h – 9%)
    • Buy fish for cherry blossom party
    • Celebrate Mother’s Day with W-’s family
    • Ping Mom for mother’s day
    • Cook bulgogi
    • Help X
    • Think about X
    • [#A] Bake thank-you dessert
  • Discretionary – Productive (12.5h – 7%)
    • Buy compost from Home Depot
    • Doodle more plans
    • Figure out how much I need to keep in cash
    • Fix my bike tire
    • Review sach.ac experiment? nic.ac
    • Make RRSP investments
    • Writing (1.3h)
  • Discretionary – Play (17.4h – 10%)
  • Personal routines (19.6h – 11%)
  • Unpaid work (9.2h – 5%)
  • Sleep (60.7h – 36% – average of 8.7 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 9, 2014

More Emacs-y things. =) Also, the weather has finally warmed up, hooray! I turned the compost heap for the first time this year, and I’m looking forward to getting more compost from either the city or Home Depot.

Blog posts

Sketches

None this week.

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (38.0h – 22%)
    • Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • E1: Go to user group meeting
    • E1: Go to training
    • Incorporate and revise transcript
    • Revise transcript from Oli
    • Earn (16.8h – 44% of Business)
      • E1: Attend strategy session
      • E1: Look up details for strategy session
      • E1: Send time summary
    • Build (18.1h – 47% of Business)
      • Drawing (1.4h)
      • Delegation (2.4h)
        • Talk to Oli (libervurto) regarding delegation
      • Packaging (0.5h)
        • Add forgotten Emacs Conference sketchnotes
      • Paperwork (1.2h)
        • Deposit payroll cheque
        • [#B] Write myself a cheque and remit the appropriate amounts
      • Quantified Awesome
        • Get to 100% coverage for Quantified Awesome
        • Add password somewhere to sign-up process
        • Grocery tracking: Find old code
        • Sort out 24h goal bug
        • Make it easier to set the friendly name for receipt items – autocomplete
        • Look up test coverage for Quantified Awesome
        • Fix batch import for grocery tracking
        • Dig up my receipt app and update the records
        • Debug e-mail
      • Get WordPress to show category description only on first page
  • Emacs
    • Write about defuns
    • Write about lambda
    • Start planning talk for International Lisp Conference
    • Set up Emacs environment in dev
    • Review new video and post it
    • Record session with technomancy
    • Prepare for session with technomancy
    • Prep for call with technomancy
    • Post transcript of Iannis Zannos’ chat
    • Post show notes
    • Plan EmacsLife.com: What am I experimenting with?
    • Incorporate DanP’s second round of feedback
    • How to update the Org 7 that comes with Emacs to Org 8 (more configuration! better exports!)
    • Give feedback on show notes for Xah Lee
    • Connect (3.0h – 8% of Business)
  • Relationships (2.7h – 1%)
    • Buy fish for cherry blossom party
    • Buy groceries for cherry blossom party
    • Celebrate Mother’s Day with W-’s family
    • Ping Mom for mother’s day
    • Spring-clean bedroom
    • Spring-clean living room
  • Discretionary – Productive (23.2h – 13%)
    • Write: Balancing scheduled and unscheduled tasks
    • Figure out how much I need to keep in cash
    • Look for better bike wheels
    • Price-check compost at Home Depot
    • Read chapter 2 of Latin textbook
    • Write: Things to do when you aren’t sure what to do with your life
    • Writing (4.9h)
  • Discretionary – Play (6.7h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (26.9h – 16%)
  • Unpaid work (10.6h – 6%)
  • Sleep (60.3h – 35% – average of 8.6 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending May 2, 2014

Even more Emacs geekery this week. =) It might be time to reclassify it from Discretionary – Emacs to Business – Build – Emacs or something like that.

Blog posts

Sketches

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (40.4h – 24%)
    • [ ] E1: Attend strategy session
    • [ ] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • [ ] File payroll return
    • [ ] Plan EmacsLife.com: What am I experimenting with?
    • [ ] Post transcript of Iannis Zannos’ chat
    • [ ] Record session on learning keyboard shortcuts
    • [ ] Record session with technomancy
    • [ ] Try delegating transcripts to Emacs geeks
    • [ ] Sketchnote a book
    • [ ] Start planning talk for International Lisp Conference
    • [ ] Write myself a cheque and remit the appropriate amounts
    • Earn (16.2h – 40% of Business)
      • [X] E1: Rename T groups
      • [X] E1: Work on A
      • [X] [#A] E1: Deploy B code
    • Build (15.4h – 38% of Business)
      • Drawing (2.4h)
      • Delegation (6.8h)
        • [X] Plan for delegation with Alex?
        • [X] Talk to Alex about delegation
      • Packaging (4.1h)
      • Paperwork (2.1h)
        • [X] Calculate how much I can pay myself and set up the appropriate transactions
        • [X] Learn more about pay-what-you-want
      • Emacs
        • [X] Try out the Org presentation tools
        • [X] Set up Jekyll on Windows so that I can export from Org
        • [X] Revise Emacs – ERC transcript
        • [X] Organize Emacs resources into starting/improving/enjoying
        • [X] Incorporate @philandstuff’s feedback
        • [X] Move list of videos into emacs-notes
        • [X] Move Emacs Chat transcripts to Github?
        • [X] Get a list of Emacs videos
        • [X] Create graphviz map for learning Org Mode for Emacs
        • [X] Copy all of my posts into Org files for offline use
        • [X] Make blog posts available offline
        • [X] Contemplate git or blog posts
        • [X] Build a directory of Emacs-related videos – maybe everything with at least 1000 views.
        • [X] Write about keybinding
        • [X] Add support page to emacs-notes
        • [X] Add more details to reading Emacs Lisp tutorial
    • Connect (8.7h – 21% of Business)
      • [X] Set up chat with masteringemacs
      • [X] Set up chat with Xah Lee
      • [X] Set up chat with Christopher Wellons
      • [X] Add April 2014 videos to Quantified Self blog post
      • [X] Upload April 2014 videos
      • [X] Invite mickeynp (Mastering Emacs) for an Emacs Chat
      • [X] Review new video and post it
      • [X] Go to Quantified Self meetup
      • [X] Revise backlog post for Fridge magazine
      • [X] Record session with Xah Lee
  • Relationships (4.7h – 2%)
    • [X] Set up cherry blossom party
    • [ ] Buy groceries for cherry blossom party
  • Discretionary – Productive (17.3h – 10%)
    • [X] Allocate funds on Kiva
    • [X] Find out how much compost I need to order
    • [X] Making my Emacs-related blog posts available for offline reading
    • [X] [#B] Read first chapter of Latin textbook
    • [X] Prepare litter box analysis presentation
    • [ ] Read chapter 2 of Latin textbook
    • Writing (1.0h)
  • Discretionary – Play (9.5h – 5%)
  • Personal routines (22.2h – 13%)
  • Unpaid work (9.0h – 5%)
  • Sleep (68.9h – 41% – average of 9.8 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending April 25, 2014

I’m experimenting with spending more time focusing on Emacs. So far, it’s working well. I’ve been moving more resources to Git and github.io (http://github.com/sachac/) to make it easier for people to check out and view the Org files in Emacs. And people have started sending me pull requests, hooray! itsjeyd contributed a section to this Emacs Lisp tutorial. This week, I’m planning to flesh out the reading Emacs Lisp tutorial more.

Blog posts

Sketches

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (32.9h – 19%)
    • [ ] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • [ ] Go to Quantified Self meetup
    • [ ] Host visual thinkers meetup
    • [ ] Record session on learning keyboard shortcuts
    • Earn (12.9h – 39% of Business)
    • Build (9.7h – 29% of Business)
      • [X] Build – Coding: Tweak post info to appear in sidebar on wide screens (> 1600px)
      • [X] Add batch operation for “Today” and “Yesterday” to clothing view
      • [X] Read Eloquent Ruby
      • [X] Track all the experiments
      • [X] Fix vagrant VM
      • [X] Analyze a year of clothing data
      • Drawing (0.5h)
      • Delegation (2.5h)
        • [X] Brainstorm more tasks
        • [X] Add more tasks to delegation board in Trello
      • Packaging (0.0h)
        • [X] Set up custom domain for git, update redirects
        • [X] Decide on Linode crossgrade to SSD
        • [X] Getting R and ggplot2 to work in Emacs Org Mode Babel blocks; also, tracking the number of TODOs
        • [X] Use the structured debriefing framework for one occasion, then reflect on it
      • Paperwork (0.1h)
      • Emacs
        • [X] Outline a book or the key things that need improved documentation/tutorials
        • [X] Learn how to plot with Org and R
        • [X] Clean up live coding screencast for viewing tasks by project
        • [X] Add more sections to Emacs Lisp tutorial
        • [X] Experiment with exporting orgtbl
        • [X] https://github.com/robtillotson/org-pandoc
        • [X] Reinvesting time and money into Emacs
        • [X] Share picking up workflow tips by reading other people’s configs
    • Connect (10.3h – 31% of Business)
      • [X] Help with gozes’ configuration
      • [X] Help zeltak
      • [X] Invite bbatsov for an Emacs Chat
      • [X] Plan pairing with Tom Marble?
      • [X] Set up interviews with people
      • [X] Talk to David Wolever about Emacs
      • [X] Frugal Fire: Co-host interview with Bakari
      • [X] Frugal Fire: Transition to Jordan
      • [X] Check parts for rice cooker
      • [X] Fix rice cooker
      • [X] Chat with splintercdo (Janis) about literate programming
      • [X] Set up conversations
  • Relationships (5.9h – 3%)
  • Discretionary – Productive (28.5h – 16%)
    • [X] Ask questions in public
    • [X] Download talks as MP3
    • [X] Follow up on missing book? Obliquity
    • [X] Make a list of questions I’m curious about
    • [X] Tidy up desk
    • [X] What’s new in Rails
    • [X] [#C] Track cat data
    • [ ] Deposit USD
    • [ ] [#C] Tracking: Update the number of tasks
    • Writing (9.5h)
  • Discretionary – Play (16.9h – 10%)
  • Personal routines (25.0h – 14%)
  • Unpaid work (6.1h – 3%)
  • Sleep (55.6h – 33% – average of 7.9 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending April 18, 2014

More coding, yay! Next week, I’m going to focus on writing more tutorials for Emacs. Also, lots of Emacs conversations. Emacs Emacs Emacs Emacs… =)

Blog posts

Sketches

  1. 2014.04.13 Lion cut
  2. 2014.04.16 Book – Mastery – Robert Greene

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (24.6h – 14%)
    • Earn (14.7h – 59% of Business)
      • [ ] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
      • [X] E1: Rename groups
      • [X] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
      • [X] Earn – M: Revise sketch
    • Build (5.9h – 24% of Business)
      • [X] Make sure all of my blogs are updated to WordPress 3.9
      • [X] Upgrade Linode
      • Drawing (3.5h)
        • [X] Sketchnote a book – Mastery – Robert Greene
      • Delegation (0.6h)
        • [ ] Brainstorm more tasks
      • Packaging (0.1h)
      • Paperwork (0.6h)
      • Emacs
        • [ ] Add more sections to Emacs Lisp tutorial
        • [ ] Invite bbatsov for an Emacs Chat
        • [ ] Record session on learning keyboard shortcuts
        • [X] Emacs: Get beeminder code to support time-today
        • [X] Emacs: Figure out why todo list does not filter by statu
        • [X] Talk to JJW about Emacs and Org
        • [X] Set up project view
        • [X] List TODOs by project
        • [X] Hook Beeminder into Gnus to track sent messages
        • [X] Figure out Org publishing
        • [X] Figure out why column view is hard to read
        • [X] Fix keymap in beeminder.el
        • [X] Get beeminder code to prompt for value
        • [X] Emacs: Track the number of tasks I have and what states they’re in
        • [X] Chat with splintercdo (Janis) about literate programming
        • [X] Add colour coding to 2048 game for Emacs
    • Connect (4.0h – 16% of Business)
  • Relationships (6.1h – 3%)
    • [X] Go to RJ White’s semi-retirement party
    • [ ] Raspberry Pi: Extract blob pixels and try to classify cats
    • [ ] Raspberry Pi: Use bounding rectangle to guess litterbox use
  • Discretionary – Productive (27.6h – 16%)
    • [X] Ask neighbours if anyone wants to split a bulk order of compost with us
    • [X] Update my unscheduled tasks and add time estimates
    • [ ] Prepare litter box analysis presentation
    • Writing (11.7h)
  • Discretionary – Play (7.3h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (26.0h – 15%)
  • Unpaid work (12.8h – 7%)
  • Sleep (64.0h – 38% – average of 9.1 per day)