Weekly review: Week ending February 6, 2015

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This week, I experimented with treating consulting as a dessert to encourage me to make decent progress on my personal projects. Mixed results. I learned a lot about continuous integration and code coverage reporting in Emacs (yay!), created my own Helm sources, and improved my index card workflow, but the setup made it easy to give in to the temptation of working on other people's stuff instead of sitting with my own resistance. Still, I did a good job with those consulting hours, building a couple of interesting prototypes and reports.

My digital workflow for drawing and filing index cards is getting better and better, though. =) I used the Emacs widget library for the first time, and I can't wait to build more of these little interfaces to make my life easier. Whee!

Didn't cook last weekend because the fridge had lots of leftovers, so pickings were a little slim this week (what with the snowstorm, too). Looking forward to getting back to a regular routine of cooking this week, maybe even doing bulgogi with a bunch of side dishes. =)

2015-02-07 Week ending 2015-02-06 -- index card #weekly

Blog posts

Sketches

  1. 2015-01-31 Clearing my fabric stash -- index card #tidying #decluttering
  2. 2015-01-31 Clearing my fabric stash -- index card #tidying #decluttering
  3. 2015-01-31 Clearing my fabric stash -- index card #tidying #decluttering
  4. 2015-01-31 Clearing my fabric stash -- index card #tidying #decluttering
  5. 2015-01-31 Clearing my fabric stash -- index card #tidying #decluttering
  6. 2015-02-01 Accelerating my learning -- index card #learning #accelerating
  7. 2015-02-01 Accelerating my learning -- index card #learning #accelerating
  8. 2015-02-01 Accelerating my learning -- index card #learning #accelerating
  9. 2015-02-01 Accelerating my learning -- index card #learning #accelerating
  10. 2015-02-01 Accelerating my learning -- index card #learning #accelerating
  11. 2015-02-02 Core areas -- index card #life #priorities #values #goals
  12. 2015-02-02 Core areas -- index card #life #priorities #values #goals
  13. 2015-02-02 Core areas -- index card #life #priorities #values #goals
  14. 2015-02-02 Core areas -- index card #life #priorities #values #goals
  15. 2015-02-02 Core areas -- index card #life #priorities #values #goals
  16. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  17. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  18. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  19. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  20. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  21. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  22. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  23. 2015-02-03 Benefits of sharing my index cards -- index card #sharing #drawing
  24. 2015-02-04 Digital index cards are working well -- index card #drawing #digital
  25. 2015-02-04 Digital index cards are working well -- index card #drawing #digital
  26. 2015-02-04 Digital index cards are working well -- index card #drawing #digital
  27. 2015-02-04 Digital index cards are working well -- index card #drawing #digital
  28. 2015-02-04 Digital index cards are working well -- index card #drawing #digital
  29. 2015-02-05 Biscotti -- index card #cooking #baking
  30. 2015-02-05 Biscotti -- index card #cooking #baking
  31. 2015-02-05 Biscotti -- index card #cooking #baking
  32. 2015-02-05 Biscotti -- index card #cooking #baking
  33. 2015-02-05 Biscotti -- index card #cooking #baking
  34. 2015-02-06 How can I brainstorm and organize questions in order to speed up my writing and drawing -- index card #thinking #questions #pkm #acceleration
  35. 2015-02-06 How can I brainstorm and organize questions in order to speed up my writing and drawing -- index card #thinking #questions #pkm #acceleration
  36. 2015-02-06 How can I brainstorm and organize questions in order to speed up my writing and drawing -- index card #thinking #questions #pkm #acceleration
  37. 2015-02-06 How can I brainstorm and organize questions in order to speed up my writing and drawing -- index card #thinking #questions #pkm #acceleration
  38. 2015-02-06 How can I brainstorm and organize questions in order to speed up my writing and drawing -- index card #thinking #questions #pkm #acceleration
  39. 2015-02-06 How can I brainstorm and organize questions in order to speed up my writing and drawing -- index card #thinking #questions #pkm #acceleration

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (42.1h – 25%)
    • Earn (20.3h – 48% of Business)
      • Prepare invoice
      • Work on reports
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (20.6h – 48% of Business)
      • Drawing (11.1h)
      • Delegation (0.0h)
      • Packaging (2.4h)
      • Paperwork (0.3h)
        • File payroll return
      • Flesh out plan
      • Change my set-descriptions.js to be able to use any blog URLs (archive page, future post, etc.)
      • Pass theme check required changes
      • Set up coveralls for Quantified Awesome
    • Connect (1.1h – 2% of Business)
  • Relationships (5.9h – 3%)
  • Discretionary – Productive (23.8h – 14%)
    • Emacs (14.6h – 8% of all)
      • Get travis going
      • Learn about Emacs testing
      • Fix my config after some weird error
      • Get Cask working
      • Set up Coveralls
      • Add a test to f.el
      • Get Travis emacs23 back on
      • Write tests for one of Steve Purcell's packages
      • Write tests for one of abo-abo's packages
      • Set up shortcuts for jumping with refile
      • Think about unconference infrastructure for Emacs
      • Help Sean
      • Measure performance of init
      • Finish Avdi's transcript
      • Check on @mattl's upcoming visit to Toronto
    • Organize questions
    • Identify index-card-sized questions
    • Consider skill tree
    • Read chapter 3
    • Writing (8.3h)
      • Start git directory for big drafts
  • Discretionary – Play (1.9h – 1%)
  • Personal routines (23.8h – 14%)
  • Unpaid work (9.2h – 5%)
  • Sleep (61.4h – 37% – average of 8.8 per day)

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