Monthly review: February 2021

  • Streaming:
    • I experimented with streaming to Twitch.
    • I added a hydra for switching OBS scenes.
    • I added a marginalia function for hiding password-ish variables.
    • I got captions to flow from my phone to Node to Emacs to OBS to Twitch. There’s some delay, but it’s a good starting point that might come in handy for live captioning my own stuff.
    • I experimented with using impatient-mode to share live show notes.
    • I wrote some code to split a video and its subtitles based on the selected region in Emacs.
  • Emacs:
    • I added regexp-based autocategorization to Emacs News.
    • I tried out pretty-hydra.
    • I wrote some commands to remotely control Geeqie from Emacs. They’re useful for quickly flipping through images.
    • I got Embark to recognize headings from my Org agenda.
    • I attended the EmacsSF, EmacsNYC, and EmacsATX meetups.
  • Other coding:
    • I added photoswipe to A-‘s learning stories and my sketch gallery.
    • I removed lots of old docker images from my laptop and server, so now there’s a bit more space on my root partition.
    • 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 added photoswipe to my sketch gallery.
    • 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.
    • I needed to restore from my Linode backup because I deleted more files than I intended to. Fortunately, the backups worked.
    • I started configuring 11ty to generate a static copy of my site. Neat! Search might be a challenge, though.
  • Us:
    • I started thinking about the second half of virtual kindergarten.
    • I spent some time tidying up my Org Mode inboxes. I’m actually reasonably up to date now, yay!
    • I tried out making yogurt. It turned out all right.
    • W- cleared off lots of snow from the roof so that it would melt away from the house.
    • I finished knitting a hat for A- and crocheting slipper socks for me.

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Category Previous month % This month % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 43.5 45.4 1.8 68.8 3.1
Sleep 28.6 30.1 1.6 45.7 2.6
Personal 6.0 6.8 0.8 10.3 1.3
Discretionary – Play 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8
Unpaid work 3.6 3.6 0.0 5.5 0.0
Discretionary – Social 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.2
Discretionary – Family 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.5
Business 2.1 0.7 -1.4 1.1 -2.4
Discretionary – Productive 15.6 12.9 -2.8 19.5 -4.7