Headlines for Wednesday:
|A||X||@0900-0930 AM: Work on book (WickedCoolEmacs)|
|A||X||@1400 Drop by department to sign thesis|
|A||X||@1900 Toronto Public Library budget meeting, Toronto Reference Library|
|A||X||Meet Andrew, pick up checks, get mail|
|A||X||Drop in on LinkedIn|
|A||X||Call TD branch at 416 944 4115 or drop by and check on security deposit|
|A||X||Catch up with e-mail|
|A||X||Learn how to use Gnuplot|
|A||X||Schedule doctor's appointment for yearly checkup|
|B||X||Put my plastic driver's license in my wallet|
|A||C||TD, get statement of accounts|
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
- Learn the techniques professionals use to persuade us and borrow any that seem useful.
- Use our personal technology tools to make effective ads aimed at influencing ourselves.
- 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
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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:
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!
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