Weekly review: Week ending June 8, 2012

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I departed quite a bit from the plans I sketched, but I’m happy with the way that the week turned out. I spent a lot of my discretionary time thinking about Quantified Awesome, learning how to design without going straight to code and implementing a few of the ideas that I’d been thinking about for a while. I’ve also been spending some time digging into Emacs. There’s always so much more to learn.

Our experiment with eating more vegetables is going decently well, too. I cooked a large batch of vegetable curry today, and I’m getting the hang of putting things together without worrying too much about recipes. Progress…

From last week’s plans


  • [X] Earn: E1: Conference
  • [X] Earn: E1: Community prototyping
  • [X] Earn: R1: Support, i18n
  • [X] Connect: Set up meetings with people
  • [X] Build: Write some blog posts on Emacs
  • [-] Build: Investigate pictures in org2blog
  • [-] Build: Write about first-quarter experience
  • [-] Build: Post a job on ODesk for a bookkeeper
  • [-] Build: Braindump lots of blog posts
  • Connect: Quantified Self Toronto meetup
  • Build: More Quantified Awesome tweaks
    • Hyperlinked the time graph
    • Increased the time graph height
    • Started redesigning the user interface (without coding it, for once!)


  • [X] Have M- and C- over for lunch
  • [-] Plant front garden
  • [-] Help with study group


  • [-] Finish rating my past blog posts

Plans for next week


  • [ ] Earn: E1: training and community prototyping
  • [ ] Earn: R1: i18n
  • [ ] Connect: Have lunch with one of my mentors
  • [X] Build: Get a simple Emacs interface going again
  • [X] Build: Photograph more of my clothes for Quantified Awesome
  • [ ] Build: Review more of my blog
  • [ ] Build: Tweak Quantified Awesome – receipt display, perhaps?


  • [X] Cook many vegetable-focused meals
  • [X] Check out Value Village
  • [ ] Watch Prometheus with W-


  • [ ] Write for myself
  • [ ] Take it easy

Time notes

  • Business: 59:30 (E1 39:31, R1 7:44, connect 6:12)
  • Discretionary: 18:12 (gardening 4:00, writing 3:46, social 4:34)
  • Personal: 21:48 (biking 5:50, routines 10:09)
  • Sleep: 52:55 (average 7.6 hours per day)
  • Unpaid work: 12:38

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