Monthly review: January 2021

  • Emacs:
    • Made an HTML and Org calendar thing for Emacs meetups which summarizes Emacs meetups in different timezones.
    • Hacked up a quick obs-websocket client for Emacs using websocket.el and I sent it to mplsCorwin.
    • Wrote some Emacs Lisp to summarize an Org entry in different timezones.
    • Tweaked subed.el to make it easier for me to split subtitles.
    • Figured out how to make it easier to post to my journal.
    • Finished editing the captions for the first day of EmacsConf 2020.
    • Started checking out 11ty, a static site generator.
    • Fixed my code for doing weekly reviews.
  • Other tech:
    • Set up znc-push to talk to Telegram.
    • Set up Nginx to serve static files for my journal and sketches.
    • Thought about my scanning workflow. I want to be able to file our sketches and eventually get a sense of our progress through time. Loading images in Emacs still seems a little too slow, so maybe I should get the hang of geeqie.
    • Returned my new laptop because I wanted to hold out for a machine with even more memory, and I wasn’t as comfortable drawing on it as I was on my old one.
    • Made a MIDI of the teacher’s opening song, and I experimented with creating animated lyrics.
    • Made a typing tutor for A- that showed which key to press and displayed a random picture when she completed the word. 2021-01-26-02
  • School:
    • Learned how to use Google Sheets custom functions to summarize observations by keywords.
    • Figured out how to make a spreadsheet of Youtube channel videos with durations by modifying yt-videos-list. That might come in handy for filtering Numberblocks videos by duration.
    • Gave some of our Duplo to A-‘s kindergarten teacher.
  • Household:
    • Sorted A-‘s old clothes and toys for giving away.
    • Sewed a slipcover for the sofa out of the Ultrasuede sofa wrap I made before.
    • Knitted rainbow hats and scarves for A- and me. I crocheted slipper socks for her, too.
    • Made a LEGO playing card holder for A- so that she could hide her cards from us instead of playing face-up. She promptly challenged us to Crazy Eights and won a few games.

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Time

Category Previous month % This month % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary – Productive 9.8 15.6 5.9 26.3 9.9
Personal 4.9 6.0 1.1 10.1 1.8
Business 1.4 2.1 0.8 3.6 1.3
Unpaid work 3.3 3.6 0.3 6.0 0.5
Discretionary – Social 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.3
Discretionary – Family 0.6 0.3 -0.3 0.5 -0.5
Discretionary – Play 0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
A- 46.2 43.5 -2.7 73.1 -4.5
Sleep 33.1 28.6 -4.5 48.0 -7.6

I stayed up late to do things.