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Headlines for Wednesday:

  1. Advertise to yourself! (102 words)
  2. Net worth report (138 words)

Tasks

Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
AX@0900-0930 AM: Work on book (WickedCoolEmacs)
AX@1400 Drop by department to sign thesis
AX@1900 Toronto Public Library budget meeting, Toronto Reference Library
AXMeet Andrew, pick up checks, get mail
AXDrop in on LinkedIn
AXCall TD branch at 416 944 4115 or drop by and check on security deposit
AXCatch up with e-mail
AXLearn how to use Gnuplot
AXSchedule doctor's appointment for yearly checkup
BXPut my plastic driver's license in my wallet
ACTD, get statement of accounts

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Notes

1. Advertise to yourself!: 09:57

Fellow Emacs geek Paul Lussier pointed me to Take Back Your Brain!, a blog about influencing _your own brain_ through advertising. Here's what the about page says:

How to Take Back your Brain

  1. Learn the techniques professionals use to persuade us and borrow any that seem useful.
  2. Use our personal technology tools to make effective ads aimed at influencing ourselves.
  3. Use personal technology again to automate delivery of those messages.

Good stuff, especially if you're an advertising geek. Check it out!

E-Mail from Paul Lussier

Random Emacs symbol: gnus-cache-remove-articles - Variable: Classes of articles to remove from the cache.

2. Net worth report: 12:14

I spent some time figuring out how to generate Gnuplot graphs from the financial records I've been keeping with Ledger. Here's what I came up with:

Net worth graph

To generate this graph, I pieced together the following reports:

ledger -M -C -R -n -J reg ^assets ^liab > net-worth
ledger -t -a -M -C -R -n -j reg ^Income > income
ledger -M -C -R -n -j reg ^Expenses > expenses

... and plotted it with Gnuplot:

  • set xdata time
  • plot "expenses" using 1:2 title "Expenses" with lines, "income" using 1:2 title "Income" with lines, "net-worth" using 1:2 title "Net Worth" with lines, 0 with lines

... and fiddled around with the plot, and that was that!

Random Emacs symbol: gnus-gethash-safe - Macro: Get hash value of STRING in HASHTABLE.

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