Weekly review: Week ending April 12, 2013

This was the week of video-processing! I cut the livestream recording into talk segments, spliced in close-ups of the screen when available, and added a short call-out with people’s names. Now the videos are up at http://j.mp/emacs2013videos . Worth the time and effort! I also spent some time helping people out with Emacs over IRC, Skype, and Google Hangouts. I like it, and I’m looking forward to turning more of these things into shareable resources.

I really enjoyed the pacing of this week – it felt like there was plenty of space for the things I wanted to do. I had a wonderful lunch conversation about friendship (blog post tomorrow). I wrote a lot, too. Work was great, of course! It’s fun knowing how to pull the pieces together.

Next week, I’d like to follow up on some of the ideas that came out of the Emacs conference. I’m also looking forward to helping Peter Stradinger with Emacs. W- and I are learning Japanese in preparation for a potential trip, so I’ve been listening to lots of podcast lessons. I’ll be scribing at work this week – exciting!

I’ll be sketchnoting FITC next next week, so things will be busy. Good to prepare for the crunch. =)

Blog posts

Accomplished this week

  • Business
    • Earn
      • Write agreement for F
      • Prepare invoice for F
      • Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • Follow up with U
      • Sort out my schedule
      • Talk to Patricia Kambitsch about M
      • Confirm received cheques from M
    • Connect
      • Emacs
        • Write about Org and presentations
        • Help Dave Cooper with Emacs
        • Upload all the videos
        • Convert first FLV to MP4
      • Process March 27 2013 video
      • Attend Visual Thinkers call
      • Chat with Matt Tanguay about delegation and business
      • Send patch for org-read-date-get-relative
    • Build
      • Have coffee with Christopher Cowperthwaite
      • Sketch Culture Blueprint book
      • Root tablet
      • Explore Word 2013
      • Explore OneNote 2013
      • Explore Powerpoint 2013
  • Relationships
    • Reply to Byron Uy by mail
  • Life
    • Declutter

Plans for next week

  • Business
    • Earn
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
    • Connect
      • [ ] Process March 27 2013 video
      • [ ] Process audio podcast – Matt Tanguay
    • Build
      • [ ] Write about planning a sketch out on index cards
      • [ ] Move sketchnoteindex to Heroku
      • [ ] Sketch out what visual book reviews would look like improved
      • [ ] Sketchnote strategy book
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Drop by HackLab.to on Monday
    • [ ] Drop by HackLab.to on Wednesday
    • [ ] Drop by HackLab.to on Friday
    • [ ] Renew my passport
    • [ ] Reply to Clair Ching by mail
  • Life
    • [ ] [#C] Study for the Canadian citizenship test
    • [ ] Set up dentist appointment

Time review

  • Business: 27.2 hours (E1: 16.5, Connect: 3.9, Drawing: 2.4, Coding: 1.1)
  • Discretionary: 39.2 hours (Emacs: 12.6, Social: 7.3, Writing: 5.7)
  • Personal: 18.0 hours (Routines: 11.1)
  • Sleep: 62.9 hours – average of 9.0 hours per day
  • Unpaid work: 20.8 hours (Commuting: 1.5, Cook: 9.4, Tidy: 2.2)

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  • http://www.trajano.net/ Archimedes Trajano

    What tools do you use to do video editing?

    • http://sachachua.com sachac

      Camtasia Studio or Windows Movie Maker, depending on what I need to do. I bought Camtasia because I do screencasts, and I figured that I might as well use that for some video editing. There are probably much better video editing programs out there, so if I find myself doing this a lot, I might check them out. =)

  • Rajanikanth Jammalamadaka

    thanks very much for uploading the videos of emacs conf.

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