Weekly review: Week ending December 17, 2021

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  • Writing:
    • I dusted off my workflow for including sketches in my blog posts. I also figured out how to sort my 11ty blog posts by time. I just needed iso8601-formatted times in my date field.
    • I experimented with recording a quick sketch explanation on my phone and then using the autogenerated transcript as the basis for a blog post. Recording took about 2 minutes, with some more time for editing. Not too bad, especially if I improve my workflow for editing autorecognized text.
    • I made an ikiwiki template for chapter markers.
    • I reflected on computer upgrade possibilities and decided to stick with the status quo.
    • I reflected on Emacs community maintenance.
  • Coding:
    • I wrote a home automation script to turn off lights and restore motion-sensor automations.
    • I installed aeneas on the VPS and experimented with using it to align my text with an audio file. Its times seem to agree with Google Recorder's timestamps. I wonder if I can use this (possibly with lachesis) to simplify video creation and captioning.
    • I started working on derived modes for subed.el.
  • Parenting:
    • We rebuilt the ball pump GBC module.
    • We cleared our book backlog at the library and borrowed a whole bunch more books. A- liked the Sir Cumference series and the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess series.

Blog posts


Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Personal 7.7 9.9 2.2 16.6 3.7
A- 39.2 40.2 1.1 67.6 1.8
Unpaid work 5.3 5.5 0.2 9.3 0.4
Sleep 31.8 31.4 -0.3 52.8 -0.6
Business 0.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -1.1
Discretionary - Play 1.1 0.5 -0.6 0.8 -1.1
Discretionary - Productive 14.3 12.5 -1.9 20.9 -3.1
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