2014

DateTitleCategories
Dec 31 Org Mode publishing workflow for Sketched Books collection emacs, org, publishing
Dec 30 Start your titles with a verb to make them stronger; or reflections on titles, filler phrases, and my life as a gerund reflection, writing
Dec 29 Sketched Book: The Inner Game of Work – W. Timothy Gallwey visual-book-notes
Dec 28 Weekly review: Week ending December 26, 2014 review, weekly
Dec 26 When you feel like you’re spending a lot of time on low-impact activities experiment, productivity, purpose, quantified, time
Dec 25 Relaxed routines experiment, productivity
Dec 24 Emacs kaizen: ace-jump-zap lets you use C-u to zap to any character emacs
Dec 23 Making personal blogs useful for other people too blogging, writing
Dec 22 Exploring sketchnote colour styles drawing, sketches, visual
Dec 22 Weekly review: Week ending December 19, 2014 review, weekly
Dec 19 Figuring out what to read by figuring out what you want to become or make or do learning, plans, reading, writing
Dec 18 Emacs Hangout #3: Emacs can read your mind emacs
Dec 17 Learning more effectively by exploring various unknowns learning
Dec 16 Connecting to previous thoughts and covering more ground learning
Dec 15 Sketched Book: The Stoic Art of Living: Inner Resilience and Outer Results – Tom Morris philosophy, visual-book-notes
Dec 14 Weekly review: Week ending December 12, 2014 review, weekly
Dec 13 Sketched Book: Just F*cking Ship – Amy Hoy, Alex Hillman entrepreneurship, productivity, visual-book-notes
Dec 12 Building a better time machine blogging, writing
Dec 11 Where am I in terms of design? design
Dec 10 Emacs: M-y as helm-show-kill-ring emacs
Dec 9 Sketchnote Army Interview: Sacha Chua drawing, visual
Dec 8 Emacs configuration and use-package emacs
Dec 7 Weekly review: Week ending December 5, 2014 review, weekly
Dec 5 Emacs Chat: Karl Voit emacs, Emacs Chat, org, podcast
Dec 4 Monthly review: November 2014 monthly, review
Dec 3 Improving how I organize notes with Org Mode emacs, kaizen, org
Dec 2 Learning slack experiment
Dec 1 Recording from Emacs Hangout #2 emacs, podcast
Nov 30 Weekly review: Week ending November 28, 2014 review, weekly
Nov 28 Figuring out my own path to awesomeness purpose
Nov 27 Keeping (financial) score with Ledger finance
Nov 26 Figuring out how my temporary sleep schedule interacts with programming, writing, and drawing kaizen, productivity
Nov 25 Using Org Mode to keep a process journal emacs, org
Nov 24 Thinking about word counts and chunks blogging
Nov 22 Weekly review: Week ending November 21, 2014 review, weekly
Nov 21 Keeping a process journal learning, writing
Nov 20 Beginner web dev tip: Use Inspect Element to learn more about HTML and CSS on a page geek
Nov 19 First steps towards Javascript testing development, geek
Nov 18 Emacs: Limiting Magit status to a directory emacs
Nov 17 My current book workflow reading
Nov 15 Weekly review: Week ending November 14, 2014 review, weekly
Nov 14 What could I do if I showed up in a bigger way? experiment, plans
Nov 13 The Google Chrome extensions I use geek
Nov 12 Dealing with uncertainty one step at a time life
Nov 11 Emacs: Evaluating Javascript and CSS in Chrome using Skewer Mode emacs, geek
Nov 10 Planning little improvements kaizen, learning, plans
Nov 9 Weekly review: Week ending November 7, 2014 review, weekly
Nov 7 Rethinking delegation delegation
Nov 6 Experimental Emacs Hangout 2014-11-05 emacs
Nov 6 Cooking at Hacklab: Coconut barfi cooking
Nov 4 Emacs, coaching, and unknowns: Figuring out what I want to learn emacs
Nov 3 Monthly review: October 2014 monthly, review
Nov 1 Weekly review: Week ending October 31, 2014 review, weekly
Oct 31 Publishing WordPress thumbnail images using Emacs and Org2Blog blogging, emacs, org, wordpress
Oct 30 Planning for winter – tweaking my layers canada, life
Oct 30 Emacs hangout notes emacs
Oct 29 Hacklab Cooking: Thai curry from scratch, and coconut tapioca pudding too cooking
Oct 28 Cupcake challenge: accepted! cooking
Oct 27 Upgrading from Rails 3 to Rails 4; thank goodness for Emacs and rspec development, emacs, rails
Oct 27 Weekly review: Week ending October 24, 2014 review, weekly
Oct 24 Coming to terms with online courses learning
Oct 23 On “Hell, yeah! or No” and other approaches decision, passion
Oct 22 Reflecting on motives purpose
Oct 21 Sleep as Android android, geek
Oct 20 Microsoft Excel: Converting a summary table / crosstab back into data rows geek
Oct 20 Weekly review: Week ending October 17, 2014 review, weekly
Oct 17 Sometimes – often – I don’t feel like making conversation connecting
Oct 16 More lessons learned from the recent sprints work
Oct 15 Tablet thoughts geek
Oct 14 Reflecting on my growth as a programmer career, development
Oct 13 Improving my response to oopses communication
Oct 12 Weekly review: Week ending October 10, 2014 review, weekly
Oct 10 Monthly review: September 2014 monthly, review
Oct 9 Leveling up in cooking cooking
Oct 8 Questionnaires from people blogging, writing
Oct 7 Becoming a better reader reading
Oct 6 Level up! Making IKEA-compatible shelves life
Oct 5 Reducing my consulting business, experiment
Oct 5 Weekly review: Week ending October 3, 2014 review, weekly
Oct 3 Avoiding spoilage with bulk cooking cooking, kaizen
Oct 2 Planning for possibilities planning
Oct 1 Brock Health and setting up my own health plan business
Sept 30 Thinking about rewards and recognition since I’m on my own business, career, experiment
Sept 29 Thinking about how to make the most of the new Hacklab geek
Sept 28 Weekly review: Week ending September 26, 2014 review, weekly
Sept 26 Recovering from a sprint experiment
Sept 26 My path for learning AngularJS development, geek
Sept 25 Yay! I rocked -Uncategorized
Sept 23 Categorical imperatives versus genetic algorithms philosophy
Sept 22 Index cards drawing
Sept 20 Weekly review: Week ending September 19, 2014 review, weekly
Sept 19 Learning from the Alternative Uses Task learning
Sept 18 Programming and creativity design, development
Sept 17 Things to tweak or try this winter canada
Sept 16 Dealing with feeling under the weather life
Sept 15 Getting ready for my third fiscal year end business, finance
Sept 14 Weekly review: Week ending September 12, 2014 review, weekly
Sept 12 Becoming Filipino-Canadian canada
Sept 11 Figuring out how to deal with sub-optimal times productivity, time
Sept 10 Crunch mode experiment
Sept 10 Monthly review: August 2014 monthly, review
Sept 8 Gardening update: Reviewing my goals for this year -Uncategorized
Sept 8 Weekly review: Week ending September 5, 2014 review, weekly
Sept 5 Doing more consulting business, experiment
Sept 4 Planning ahead for experiments experiment
Sept 3 Emacs Chat: Mickey Petersen Emacs Chat, podcast
Sept 2 Learning with the end in mind learning
Sept 1 What to do during open days life
Aug 30 Weekly review: Week ending August 29, 2014 review, weekly
Aug 29 The ingredients of your life life
Aug 28 Routines kaizen
Aug 27 Appreciation and imagining loss philosophy
Aug 26 Tweaking the way I write kaizen, writing
Aug 25 Woohoo, closure! life
Aug 24 Weekly review: Week ending August 22, 2014 review, weekly
Aug 22 Anticipating experiment outcomes experiment
Aug 21 Getting the hang of exercising life
Aug 20 Nudging the balance toward work business, experiment
Aug 19 “Call no man happy until he is dead” – I think it’s okay to be happy philosophy
Aug 18 Drawing update cat, learning
Aug 17 Weekly review: Week ending August 15, 2014 review, weekly
Aug 15 Becoming comfortable with simplicity and even discomfort philosophy
Aug 14 Back to drawing digitally, thanks to Wacom drivers geek
Aug 13 Shopping for clothes family
Aug 12 Turning 31 review, yearly
Aug 11 Monthly review: July 2014 monthly, review
Aug 9 Weekly review: Week ending August 8, 2014 review, weekly
Aug 8 Learning philosophy at the right time philosophy
Aug 8 Thinking about leisure activities: noble, advantageous, pleasant experiment, philosophy
Aug 6 Writing incomplete thoughts writing
Aug 5 That moment when time comes together philosophy
Aug 4 Sharing cooking adventures connecting, cooking
Aug 3 Weekly review: Week ending August 1, 2014 review, weekly
Aug 1 Living like you’re old philosophy
Jul 31 Stoic impressions: Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down philosophy
Jul 30 Teaching myself to prefer what’s good for me kaizen
Jul 29 What’s in your handbook? reflection
Jul 28 On Aristotle and talking to people about troubles connecting
Jul 28 Weekly review: Week ending July 25, 2014 review, weekly
Jul 25 Learning from frugal lives of years past experiment, finance
Jul 25 Emacs Chat: Harry R. Schwartz Emacs Chat, podcast
Jul 24 Don’t worry about your tools in the beginning: Avoiding premature optimization decision, productivity
Jul 23 Becoming the sort of person I want to be analysis, issues, life
Jul 22 Learning from things I like: Books about applying advice to your life writing
Jul 21 Planning my next little business business, entrepreneurship, experiment
Jul 21 Weekly review: Week ending July 18, 2014 review, weekly
Jul 18 Hacklab open houses and connecting through cooking connecting
Jul 17 Quiet days experiment, reflection
Jul 16 Designing Help and Support: Skype design
Jul 15 Monthly review: June 2014 monthly, review
Jul 14 What are people looking for when they talk about their challenges? communication, connecting
Jul 14 Weekly review: Week ending July 11, 2014 review, weekly
Jul 11 House culture connecting
Jul 10 Learning to design Help and Support communities: Apple deep dive design
Jul 9 Made my first laser cut thing! geek
Jul 8 Learning from things I like: Smashing Magazine’s responsiveness design
Jul 7 Learning life skills from philosophers reflection
Jul 7 Weekly review: Week ending July 4, 2014 review, weekly
Jul 4 Developing opinions decision, learning, reflection
Jul 3 Reflecting on relationships for a good life friends, reflection
Jul 2 Learning to design Help and Support communities: Adobe deep dive design
Jul 2 It’s okay to clear the garden and start again gardening
Jun 30 Reflections on Aristotle, ends, and leisure life, reflection
Jun 30 Weekly review: Week ending June 27, 2014 review, weekly
Jun 29 A long, long weekend life
Jun 26 Read Lisp, Tweak Emacs (Beginner 4/4): “How can I add more features? How do I deal with errors?” emacs, elisp
Jun 25 This is the year I’m going to build an exercise habit life
Jun 24 I notice I have cyclic interests learning
Jun 24 The garden is becoming part of my daily life gardening
Jun 23 Weekly review: Week ending June 20, 2014 review, weekly
Jun 20 Dealing with the doldrums life
Jun 20 Read Lisp Tweak Emacs (Beginner 3/4): How can I make things more convenient? emacs, elisp
Jun 18 Baby steps towards investing finance
Jun 17 Summarizing the last meeting dates in Org Contacts emacs, org
Jun 16 Realistic expectations, ruthless elimination, and rapid exploration productivity
Jun 15 In the garden gardening
Jun 14 Weekly review: Week ending June 13, 2014 review, weekly
Jun 13 Read Lisp Tweak Emacs [Beginner 2/4]: How to understand what Emacs Lisp code does emacs, elisp
Jun 12 Quantified Awesome: Added sparklines and percentages quantified
Jun 11 Slowly getting the hang of Clojure geek
Jun 10 Dealing with uncertainty life
Jun 9 SSL issues after moving to Ubuntu Precise geek
Jun 9 Weekly review: Week ending June 6, 2014 review, weekly
Jun 6 What could Emacs coaching look like? emacs
Jun 5 Read Lisp, Tweak Emacs [Beginner 1/4]: How to try Emacs Lisp emacs, elisp
Jun 4 Monthly review: May 2014 monthly, review
Jun 4 Emacs: beginner, intermediate, advanced emacs
Jun 2 What am I learning about and what can I write about more? life
Jun 2 Weekly review: Week ending May 30, 2014 weekly
May 31 Emacs Chat: Oh no, my chat with Bodil Stokke didn’t get recorded! emacs
May 31 Emacs Chat: Christopher Wellons emacs, Emacs Chat, podcast
May 30 Hmm, maybe I’m not slacking off after all experiment, quantified
May 29 Playing around with Clojure, Cider, and 4Clojure emacs, org
May 28 Reflecting on risk aversion experiment
May 27 More gardening notes gardening
May 26 Weekly review: Week ending May 23, 2014 weekly
May 23 Writing for myself -Uncategorized
May 22 How to draw a visual summary of a book drawing
May 21 Cobbling together a semi-auto-responder using Emacs, Gnus, and org-contacts emacs, org
May 20 Mental hacks for slower speech communication, kaizen, speaking
May 20 Emacs Chat: Bozhidar Batsov emacs, Emacs Chat, podcast
May 19 Three productivity tools productivity
May 19 Weekly review: Week ending May 16, 2014 weekly
May 17 Planning an e-mail-based course for Emacs Lisp emacs, teaching
May 15 Things to do when you aren’t sure what to do with your life planning
May 14 Visual book notes: Mastery (Robert Greene) visual-book-notes
May 13 Small talk tweaks connecting, kaizen
May 12 How to update the Org 7 that comes with Emacs to Org 8 (more configuration! better exports!) emacs, org
May 11 Weekly review: Week ending May 9, 2014 weekly
May 11 Emacs Chat: Phil Hagelberg emacs, Emacs Chat, podcast
May 9 Update on time tracking with Quantified Awesome and with Emacs quantified
May 8 Monthly review: April 2014 monthly, review
May 7 Making my Emacs-related blog posts available for offline reading emacs
May 6 Thinking about what I want to do with my time decision, experiment, planning, time
May 5 2048 in Emacs, and colours too emacs
May 3 Weekly review: Week ending May 2, 2014 weekly
May 3 Emacs Chat: Xah Lee (ErgoEmacs) Emacs Chat, podcast
May 2 Getting R and ggplot2 to work in Emacs Org Mode Babel blocks; also, tracking the number of TODOs emacs, org, quantified
May 1 On why frugal me is cool with paying other people to do things delegation, finance
Apr 30 Thinking about my TODO keywords emacs, org, productivity
Apr 29 Quantified Self: Analyzing 32 months of clothing data quantified
Apr 28 Reflecting on 10 episodes of Emacs Chats emacs
Apr 26 Weekly review: Week ending April 25, 2014 weekly
Apr 25 How Org Mode helps me deal with an ever-growing backlog emacs, org, productivity
Apr 24 Planning ahead for the stories experiment
Apr 23 Reinvesting time and money into Emacs emacs, experiment
Apr 22 How I use Google Chrome custom search engines for quick access geek, productivity, tips
Apr 21 Emacs Chat: Jānis Mancēvičs emacs, Emacs Chat, podcast
Apr 21 Emacs ABCs: A is for Apropos emacs
Apr 20 Weekly review: Week ending April 18, 2014 weekly
Apr 18 Started gardening – April 2014 gardening
Apr 17 Rethinking my time categories: the blurring of business and discretionary activities business, experiment, quantified, time
Apr 16 Reflecting on goal factoring and akrasia productivity, reflection
Apr 15 Lion cut cat
Apr 14 Emacs beginner resources -Uncategorized, emacs
Apr 13 Weekly review: Week ending April 11, 2014 weekly
Apr 12 Monthly review: March 2014 monthly, review
Apr 11 Working fast and slow experiment
Apr 11 Emacs Chat: Tom Marble emacs, Emacs Chat, podcast
Apr 10 Digging into my limiting factors when it comes to interviewing people for podcasts kaizen, podcasting
Apr 9 Raspberry Pi LitterBox Cam and quantified cats cat, geek, quantified
Apr 8 Notes from Visual Thinkers Toronto: Sketchnoting with others drawing, meetup, sketchnotes
Apr 7 Emacs Chat: Iannis Zannos – Emacs and SuperCollider emacs, Emacs Chat, podcast
Apr 7 Emacs Basics: Customizing Emacs emacs, emacs-basics, podcast
Apr 6 Weekly review: Week ending April 4, 2014 weekly
Apr 4 Experiment update: Mid-term pre-mortem check experiment
Apr 3 More Emacs drawings: Dired, moving around emacs
Apr 2 Figuring out a fair price for outsourcing work delegation
Apr 1 Frugal Fire 003: Dealing with Pushback Frugal FIRE, podcast
Mar 31 Emacs Basics: Call commands by name with M-x (with tips for better completion using ido or helm) emacs, emacs-basics, podcast
Mar 31 Weekly review: Week ending March 28, 2014 weekly
Mar 28 Visual book review: Conscious Millionaire: Grow your business by making a difference (JV Crum III) entrepreneurship, visual-book-notes
Mar 27 Emacs tweaks: Export Org checkboxes using UTF-8 symbols emacs, org, tips
Mar 26 Thinking about how virtual assistants can help me with learning and writing blogging, delegation
Mar 25 Sketchnotes 2013 in print, yay! publishing, writing
Mar 24 Emacs Basics: Using the mouse emacs, emacs-basics, podcast
Mar 23 Weekly review: Week ending March 21, 2014 weekly
Mar 21 Living your dream life, reflection
Mar 20 Emacs, Evernote (through enscript.exe), and Org links emacs, org
Mar 19 Contemplating co-op: How can I get to the point of being able to offer a good high school co-op placement? delegation
Mar 18 Goal factoring, reflecting on what I can do with my time, and enjoying a buffet of goals planning, time
Mar 17 Static friction and socializing connecting
Mar 17 Replay: Meloney Hall interviewed me about sketchnoting drawing, podcast, sketchnotes
Mar 15 Weekly review: Week ending March 14, 2014 weekly
Mar 14 Frugal Fire 002: Justin McCurry (RootOfGood) Frugal FIRE, podcast
Mar 14 Going fishing for three years experiment
Mar 13 Frugal Fire 001: Introductions Frugal FIRE, podcast
Mar 13 Drafting a baby-steps guide to managing your tasks with Org Mode for Emacs emacs, org
Mar 12 How much does it cost to start with virtual assistance? delegation
Mar 11 Describing my personal knowledge management routines with Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share framework learning, podcast, process, sharing
Mar 10 Good enough, good, awesome: Thinking about what I want to get to learning, plans
Mar 9 Monthly review: February 2014 monthly, review
Mar 9 Weekly review: Week ending March 7, 2014 weekly
Mar 7 How I animate sketches with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Camtasia Studio drawing, process
Mar 6 New free/pay what you want resource: Sketchnotes 2013; also, Emacs Dired rocks drawing, emacs
Mar 5 Delegation update delegation
Mar 4 More notes on managing a large blog archive: 17 things I do to handle 10+ years of blog posts blogging, wordpress
Mar 3 Reflecting on what I want to contribute to and how interested people might (semi-)work with me experiment
Mar 1 Weekly review: Week ending February 28, 2014 weekly
Feb 28 What you’re really there to learn in computer science geek, teaching
Feb 28 HHO010: Education with Laurie Flood Helpers Help Out
Feb 27 Reflections on infopreneurship entrepreneurship, experiment, writing
Feb 27 Delegation: “How can I trust people?” delegation
Feb 26 WordPress: Make a sequence of posts easier to navigate with Organize Series wordpress
Feb 25 Audio comparison: Blue Yeti vs headset, webcam microphone, video analysis, geek
Feb 24 Thinking about the design of my blog wordpress
Feb 24 Weekly review: Week ending February 21, 2014 weekly
Feb 22 HHO009: Charging 101 with Rachida Dukes Helpers Help Out
Feb 21 Don’t be afraid of mistakes when delegating delegation, management
Feb 20 Free/pay-what-you-want resources for sketchnoting with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro drawing
Feb 19 Reflection: Two years into my 5-year experiment experiment, yearly
Feb 18 What the LEGO Movie and programming are helping me learn about delegation delegation
Feb 17 Test-driven learning learning
Feb 16 Monthly review: January 2014 monthly, review
Feb 15 Weekly review: Week ending February 14, 2014 weekly
Feb 14 From networking with people to networking around ideas: How I stopped worrying about keeping in touch connecting
Feb 13 A No Excuses Guide to Blogging (PDF, EPUB, MOBI – free!); also, notes on publishing book, writing
Feb 12 Focus and fluency: learning when you’re a fox learning, tips
Feb 11 Reflections on learning to be an entrepreneur delegation, entrepreneurship, experiment
Feb 10 More tips for self-directed learning: deliberate practice learning, tips
Feb 8 Weekly review: Week ending February 7, 2014 weekly
Feb 8 HHO008: The Art of Copywriting (for Google Helpouts) Helpers Help Out
Feb 7 Reflecting on wild success life, review
Feb 6 Thinking about the systems I can put into place to scale up sharing delegation
Feb 5 How to develop your ideas into blog posts blogging, sharing, writing
Feb 4 A no-excuses guide to blogging blogging, sharing, writing
Feb 3 Stepping up to publishing sharing, writing
Feb 1 Weekly review: Week ending January 31, 2014 weekly
Jan 31 Learning from people connecting, learning, mentoring
Jan 30 Getting better at learning on my own learning
Jan 29 Ramping up delegation delegation
Jan 28 A conversation about writing, and reflections on taskmasters experiment, writing
Jan 27 Other-work and self-work experiment, sharing
Jan 27 Weekly review: Week ending January 24, 2014 weekly
Jan 25 HHO007: Setting up for success Helpers Help Out
Jan 24 Simplifying with Stoicism: examining negative feelings reflection
Jan 23 Thinking about my reading reading
Jan 22 Improving and delegating more of my podcasting process delegation, podcasting
Jan 21 How to read blogs efficiently with a feed reader learning, reading, tips
Jan 20 Becoming my own client; also, delegation delegation, experiment, plans, quantified
Jan 20 Weekly review: Week ending January 17, 2014 weekly
Jan 18 HHO006: Success Stories – Jeff Bond (and friends!) Helpers Help Out
Jan 17 Canadian winter tips canada, clothing, life
Jan 16 Drawing in action drawing
Jan 15 Share while you learn sharing
Jan 14 Adapt to your learning style learning, tips
Jan 13 Some tips for learning Org Mode for Emacs org
Jan 12 Weekly review: Week ending January 10, 2014 weekly
Jan 11 HHO005: Make Your Listing Better Helpers Help Out
Jan 10 Caring for things without caring about things life
Jan 9 Exploring colours drawing
Jan 8 Dealing with feeling scattered as a writer writing
Jan 7 Planning my learning; It’s okay to learn in a spiral learning, plans
Jan 6 Planning a time-tracking workshop for Quantified Self Toronto quantified
Jan 5 Monthly review: December 2013 monthly, review
Jan 5 Weekly review: Week ending January 3, 2014 weekly
Jan 3 Thinking about routines after an extended trip life
Jan 3 Building a habit of drawing with colours drawing
Jan 2 Year in review: 2013 yearly