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!
- Weekly review: Week ending March 27, 2015
- Sketched Book – Self-compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind – Kristin Neff
- What do I want to get ready for next?
- John Wiegley on organizing your Emacs configuration with use-package
- Starting from a small life
- What can I do to support friends?
- 2015-03-29f Week ending 2015-03-27 – index card #weekly
- 2015-03-28d Saturday – index card #journal #tired
- 2015-03-29a Sunday – index card #journal
- 2015-03-30a Monday – index card #journal
- 2015-03-31a Tuesday – index card #journal
- 2015-04-01a Wednesday – index card #journal
- 2015-04-02a Thursday – index card #journal
- 2015-04-03a Friday – index card #journal
- 2015-03-28a Looking closely at helping friends – index card #support #friendship
- 2015-03-28b Imagining the fourth year of my experiment – index card #experiment #vision
- 2015-03-28c How would I like to take things to the next level – index card #improvement #experiment
- 2015-03-29b What strengths and resources can I use to help others – index card #strengths #experiment #business
- 2015-03-29c Designing my life – index card #design
- 2015-03-29d What would more ambition mean – index card #ambition #experiment
- 2015-03-29e Plotting my trajectories – index card #vision #experiment
- 2015-04-03b How do I want to self-actualize or transcend – index card #goals
- 2015-04-03c Hope for the Flowers – index card #childhood #freedom
- 2015-04-03d Equanimity – index card #philosophy #equanimity
- 2015-04-03e On having differing opinions – index card #differing #support
- Testing Fog Linen Workwear with Designer Anna Joyce: This reminded me that canvas is exactly that: a canvas that you can paint on and do things with.
- Easy indentation setup in Emacs for web development: Indentation-related variables.
- Effective code navigation for web development: Ctags definitions for AngularJS development.
- How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed At Work Without Blowing Up Their Marriages: Because messing it up is pretty common.
- Build the Resilience for Overwhelming Life Challenges with Segmenting: One step at a time.
- Org Capture Video: jcs’ summary of Jonathan Magen’s video at EmacsNYC.
- How I’ve convinced Emacs to dance with Ruby: Good setup with lots of details. Hat-tip to danielgempesaw.
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)
- Emacs (1.9h – 1% of all)
- 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)