Weekly review: Week ending February 26, 2021

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  • I worked on improving my streaming setup:
    • I used pulseaudio to mix my microphone and audio output into a combined source, and I tested that it worked with speech recognition. I used gstreamer to make a video stream that was delayed by four seconds. The audio was a little tricky because the snap’s gstreamer doesn’t seem to have alsa or pulseaudio support.
    • I removed lots of old docker images from my laptop and my server, so now there’s a bit more space.
    • I experimented with using impatient-mode to share live show notes.
    • I tried using the TV as a second monitor, but typing on the coffee table was too awkward. I dusted off my Cintiq and set it up again.
  • I did some other coding:
    • I reset my iptables and ufw rules.
    • I broke Quantified Awesome in the process of trying to fix the http/https issue. I managed to fix it, and I think I have a reasonable docker image for it at least for now. I also disabled sign-ups and added a warning message.
    • Well, that was exciting. I needed to restore from my Linode backup because I deleted more files than I intended to. Fortunately, the backups worked!
  • I thought about how to make playing with A- better:
    • I bookmarked a random cat generator and a random shark generator to help with pretend scenarios.
    • To make the shelter game more fun for me, I started sneaking in more pop culture references to see if I could make W- chuckle.
    • I had fun drawing A- as a nurse shark pretending to be a great white shark, and A- as a nurse shark pretending to be a cave with “I will not eat you” and “Totally not a trap” signs. I’m getting more comfortable drawing from my imagination. (And hers!)
    • We finished one of the Technic sets and started on another one. She occasionally pushed in pins, but mostly it was us building it. I think I might enjoy learning about Technic in the guise of playing with A-.
  • W- cleared off lots of snow from the roof so that it would melt away from the house. He also cleared the snow from the eavestroughs, although the downspout was still frozen. He eventually melted the ice that was stuck in the downspout and rigged up a better way for it to drain.

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Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 45.0 46.5 1.5 78.0 2.5
Sleep 31.0 32.3 1.3 54.2 2.2
Discretionary – Productive 10.5 11.6 1.0 19.5 1.8
Business 0.1 1.0 0.9 1.7 1.6
Discretionary – Social 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5
Discretionary – Play 0.6 0.2 -0.4 0.3 -0.7
Unpaid work 4.1 2.6 -1.5 4.4 -2.5
Personal 8.7 5.6 -3.2 9.4 -5.3
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