Weekly review: Week ending February 8, 2013

It snowed and snowed and snowed on Friday. The news said that it was one of the biggest snowstorms to hit Toronto in five years. We stayed inside, for the most part. On Saturday, W- and I cleared the deck so that the melting snow wouldn’t seep into the foundation. He also climbed up to the roof to clear that, and then we had to clear the deck again.

Then we had a huge pile of snow in our backyard…

… and I got to make my very first snow fort. Snow cave. Thing. W- showed me how to dig it out, and he helped make it a cozy little two-person cave that we could both comfortably sit in. Whee!

=D

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Myles said this thing is called a quinzhee.

I think it’s awesome.

Also, W- and I have been playing Persona 4 Golden, which is a lot of fun and which has thrown off our sleeping patterns a little. It’s a good game. Now I’m looking at life like an RPG…

Blog posts

Accomplished this week

  • Business
    • Sketchnote Index
      • Move to server
      • Add a Recent Activity page
      • Set up the main page like the way Sketchnote Index is now
      • Add a bulk view
      • Add autocomplete to the sketch creation form
      • Allow people to sort the columns
      • Work on interface
      • Index new sketchnotes
      • Fix up the creation views
      • Fix all the index views
      • Pass tests on model
      • Set up Spork
      • Set up basic data structures
    • Meetups
      • Split up Quantified Self MP3 and extract the talks we care about
      • Reupload video with better sound
      • Set up communication plan for Awesome Foundation Toronto
    • Drop by Hacklab.to on Tuesday
  • Relationships
    • Cook okonomiyaki
    • Draw a card for my mom’s birthday
    • Talk to my mom
  • Life
    • Declutter
    • Research iPad features, Twitter hacking, stories
    • Review letter of invitation
    • Prepare another large batch of food

Plans for next week

  • Business
    • Earn
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
    • Connect
      • [ ] Talk to Stephen Friedman about sketchnotes
      • [ ] Talk to Naomi Fein about sketchnotes
      • [ ] Attend QS organizer meetup
      • [ ] Attend GenArtHackParty seminars
      • [ ] Send Vivien information
    • Build
      • [ ] Buy foam core and markers from DeSerres
      • [ ] Renew my mailbox
      • [ ] Map some artist styles
      • [ ] Sketchnote a book
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Cook yakiudon
    • [ ] Go to appointment
    • [X] Celebrate Chinese New Year with the in-laws
  • Life
    • [ ] Write about fear and self-talk
    • [ ] Write book section

Time review

  • Business: 33.8 hours (E1: 1.0, Connect: 3.4, Coding: 19.8)
  • Discretionary: 48.9 hours (Social: 5.3, Writing: 3.2)
  • Personal: 16.9 hours (Routines: 9.6)
  • Sleep: 53.4 hours – average of 7.6 hours per day – Persona 4 Golden
  • Unpaid work: 15.1 hours (Cook: 5.4, Tidy: 2.6)