Webinars and hangouts; Weekly review: Week ending June 21, 2013

Lots of recordings this week: a quick demo of a new Camtasia Studio feature, a webinar I gave on Evernote and visual thinking, and an experimental hangout. =) Check out the links in the list below!

Blog posts

Focus areas and time review

I’m experimenting with a different way of doing my weekly reviews. I want to see if this makes it easier to identify next actions for each area of focus. I’m trying to find a good balance between adding things that I’ll just end up postponing, and losing sight of stuff I want to make progress on. If I make sure there are built-in entries for the things I care about, that’s a good reminder. Then I might tweak my Org task management and agenda to make it easier to review tasks for personal projects.

  • Business (50.9h – 30%)
    • Earn (19.8h – 39% of Business)
      • [X] Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [X] Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [X] Help test/fix HTTPS
      • [ ] Sketchnote School4Civics
      • [ ] Consulting – E1 – Help with test
      • [ ] Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [ ] Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
      • [ ] Discuss Nov 29 event
    • Build (21.4h – 42% of Business)
      • Quantified Awesome (10.9h)
        • (X) Write more Cucumber tests
        • ( ) Get to 40% code coverage
      • Drawing (4.6h)
        • [X] Sketchnote a book
        • [ ] Sketchnote a book
      • (X) Set up URL shorteners (liv.gd and sach.ac)
      • (X) Follow up regarding sach.ac
      • (X) Experimented with Camtasia Studio 8.1 – Remove a Color
      • (X) Revise plans for reinvesting in business
      • [X] Sort out receipt for cheques
      • [ ] Back up Adphoto and my site
      • [ ] Activate ING Direct account
      • [ ] Identify tools, services, and capabilities to invest in
      • [ ] Figure out how to pay myself
      • [ ] Look into Brock Health or similar PHSPs
    • Connect (9.6h – 19% of Business)
      • Quantified Self Toronto
      • Experiment with hangouts and webinars
        • [X] Prepare presentation on Evernote and visual thinking for Wed
        • [X] Test everything to demo during Evernote presentation
        • [X] Give presentation on Evernote and visual thinking
        • [X] Process recording on Evernote and visual thinking
        • [X] Type in notes from chat
        • [X] Follow up with another blog post
        • [X] Hang out with blog community
        • [X] Set up next hangouts (http://sachachua.com/hangout)
      • (X) Hang out at HackLab
      • [X] Update website for next Visual Thinkers Toronto meeting and send e-mail
      • [ ] Talk to Bastien Guerry about Emacs
  • Relationships (21.8h – 13%)
    • My parents’ website
      • [X] Back up Adphoto and my site
      • (X) Resize Adphoto images
      • (X) Fix mobile viewing
      • (X) Set up development server
    • [X] Hang out with Emma Logue
    • (X) Help my mom deal with compromised e-mail and viruses
    • (X) Accompany J on subway trip to drop off document
  • Discretionary – Productive (6.3h – 3%)
    • (X) Practise more Japanese flashcards – add new deck
    • Writing (3.3h)
      • ( ) Experiment with a new way to do the weekly review – by topic
  • Discretionary – Play (1.1h – 1%)
  • Personal routines (19.6h – 11%)
  • Unpaid work (7.7h – 4%)
  • Sleep (60.9h – 36% – average of 8.7 per day)

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3 responses to “Webinars and hangouts; Weekly review: Week ending June 21, 2013”

  1. furansui says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time (and ended up getting into orgmode) =)

    I was wondering how did you attach the tasks into the time log in this post?

    I’m now doing my task management and time logging separately, wishing I can do them together in an easy way… Do you have the same categories for the time log and each of your tasks?

    1. sachac says:

      Here’s the answer! http://sachachua.com/blog/2013/06/how-i-use-emacs-org-mode-for-my-weekly-reviews/

      I should probably map my time tracking categories to tags that I can use in Org Mode, come to think of it…

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