Weekly review: Week ending August 2, 2013

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Taking it easy. =) Writing a lot!

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Quick notes

  • This was a while ago, but just in case you missed it, I added a transcript to my chat with Bastien Guerry
  • There’s a web app for calculating sag for lengths of wood, appropriately named the Sagulator.
  • When creating multiples of components in SketchUp, you need to press ENTER after typing in “x5” or whatever you’re multiplying it by.
  • After we finished making our first stringer, we celebrated by going out for Vietnamese bun. Pho Nho was a delightful discovery.
  • Woodworking is more fun with two people than with one.
  • WordPress: the_widget lets you display a widget using PHP in a page template. Get the widget name from the class definition for it.
  • New welcome page: http://livinganawesomelife.com
  • Excel: You can repeat rows or columns in Microsoft Excel print-outs by choosing Page Layout – Print Titles.
  • Excel: SUMIFS is a great function for conditionally summing items in a tabse.
  • Excel: Tables make your formulas much more readable. To convert the current data into a table, press Ctrl-T.

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (19.3h – 11%)
    • [X] [#A] Call CRA to clarify HST – Busy
    • Earn (2.8h – 14% of Business)
      • [X] Sketch municipal view
    • Build (8.4h – 43% of Business)
      • [X] Make Share a Draft easier
      • [X] Make redirections easier
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (3.5h)
      • Paperwork (0.8h)
        • [X] [#A] Call CRA to clarify HST
        • [ ] File Brock Health claim
    • Connect (8.1h – 41% of Business)
      • [X] Chat with Timothy Kenny about learning
      • [X] Evaluate Awesome Foundation Toronto experiment
      • [ ] Go to Damian Conway’s talk, or go to Hacklab?
  • Relationships (17.3h – 10%)
    • [X] Work on E for project P
    • [X] Work on T for project P
    • [ ] Hang out with Mel
    • [ ] Bring Mel to HackLab
    • [ ] Check results for experiment
    • [ ] Make plans for 30th birthday party during the last weekend in August?
    • [ ] Send notes to people who bought my blog compilation
    • [ ] Work on gratitude map for 30th birthday
  • Discretionary – Productive (28.6h – 17%)
    • [X] Follow up with consulate regarding police report (should have been faxed)
    • [X] Have chip filled
    • Writing (19.7h)
      • [ ] Work on my outline
  • Discretionary – Play (7.1h – 4%)
  • Personal routines (16.3h – 9%)
  • Unpaid work (14.2h – 8%)
  • Sleep (66.3h – 39% – average of 9.5 per day)
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