Categories: review

RSS - Atom - Subscribe via email

Weekly review: Week ending June 25, 2021

| review, weekly
  • Household:
    • I placed black mulch and moved some of the strawberries to the ground.
    • We canned cherries in syrup and we also made chutney.
    • I rubbed lots of aphids from the petunias.
    • I made a splash skirt and a splash gown for A-.
    • I made bike streamers for A- using foil gift wrap. She liked them a lot.
    • We moved the cabinets upstairs.
  • Steno:
    • I tried to add current stroke display to Emacs, but I can't figure out how to deal with ligatures. I did get clippy to save to a file and to show Spectra, though.
    • I described my Emacs setup.
  • Other:
    • I figured out how to add images to my blog posts in Eleventy.
    • I learned more about using jq to filter through the dictionary.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Unpaid work 4.7 11.1 6.4 18.6 10.7
A- 40.0 41.6 1.6 69.9 2.7
Business 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.0
Discretionary - Play 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1
Discretionary - Productive 11.3 10.5 -0.8 17.7 -1.3
Sleep 32.5 31.5 -0.9 53.0 -1.6
Personal 7.8 4.5 -3.2 7.6 -5.4
Discretionary - Family 3.6 0.0 -3.6 0.0 -6.1
View or add comments

Weekly review: Week ending June 18, 2021

| review, weekly
  • Steno:
    • I added Clippy output to Emacs so that I can get better at writing.
    • I added a Plover stroke log to Emacs and tweaked my briefing workflow.
    • I started trying to edit subtitles with my hilariously slow stenoing speed :) I think I did three minutes in the last hour. Granted, most of that was taken up by tinkering on an interface for editing subtitles with stenoable commands like "delete …".
  • Gardening:
    • We went to the garden store and bought mulch.
    • It's a good thing I checked the dwarf cherry tomatoes. A few of them were already ripe.
    • I swapped seedlings with a neighbour.
    • I trimmed the tips of the peppers so that they can grow bushier.
  • Sewing:
    • I ordered some fabric so that I can sew dresses and a swim skirt.
    • I took my sewing to the playground and did a few stitches while waiting for A- to be done with the splash pad.
    • I was a little frustrated because the glove I had been hand-sewing was a little too small for A-. I cheered myself up by sewing myself a glove using a simpler construction method.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 6.7 11.3 4.6 18.9 7.7
Discretionary - Family 0.0 3.6 3.6 6.1 6.1
Sleep 31.0 32.5 1.5 54.6 2.6
Personal 7.0 7.8 0.8 13.1 1.4
Discretionary - Play 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
Discretionary - Social 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
Business 2.3 0.0 -2.3 0.0 -3.9
A- 43.6 40.0 -3.6 67.2 -6.0
Unpaid work 9.3 4.7 -4.5 7.9 -7.6
View or add comments

Weekly review: Week ending June 11, 2021

| review, weekly
  • We tweaked the kitchen layout and decluttered a few things.
  • Steno:
    • I practised some more with the metronome. I got a bit faster, but I think I still need to get the hang of hand position.
    • I modified my local version of typey-type to have the metronome running if selected in user settings.
    • I switched my Plover configuration to /dev/serial/by-id/usb-g_Heavy_Industries_Georgi-if02 so that I don't have to keep rescanning it.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Unpaid work 3.2 9.3 6.0 15.5 10.1
Business 0.3 2.3 2.1 3.9 3.5
Personal 6.1 7.0 0.9 11.7 1.5
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Discretionary - Play 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Discretionary - Productive 8.9 6.7 -2.3 11.2 -3.8
A- 47.0 43.6 -3.4 73.2 -5.7
Sleep 34.5 31.0 -3.6 52.0 -6.0
View or add comments

Monthly review: May 2021

| monthly, review
  • I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!
  • A- got interested in making friends at the playground. She usually found one or two kids to play with. She also started trying out the splash pad.
  • My Georgi keyboard finally arrived. I can slowly write journal entries on the couch. It will take me a long time before I can get fast enough to keep up with videos and presentations, but hey, a journey of a thousand miles and all that… I've also been learning how to modify Plover and write plugins. Yay Python!
  • The garden is starting to take off. I moved many seedlings outside and started more. We planted flowers, too.
  • We sold A-'s old bikes and bought her a 16" one. She had lots of fun biking with us.
  • I sewed dresses for A-.

Blog posts

Time

Category Previous month % This month % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 9.6 13.3 3.7 23.1 6.2
Unpaid work 3.4 5.4 2.0 9.4 3.4
Personal 5.3 6.6 1.4 11.5 2.3
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Discretionary - Family 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Business 1.0 0.7 -0.3 1.1 -0.6
Discretionary - Play 0.7 0.1 -0.6 0.2 -1.0
Sleep 33.3 31.6 -1.7 54.9 -2.8
A- 46.7 42.1 -4.6 73.1 -7.7
View or add comments

Weekly review: Week ending June 4, 2021

| review, weekly
  • Stenography:
    • I added letters to Kaoffie's steno font.
    • I figured out how to fix Spectra Lexer so that I can open it multiple times in Plover.
    • I added prefilling translations or outlines to Spectra's HTTP user interface.
  • Other:
    • I thought about helping A- with play skills.
    • I experimented with different bubble recipes. Adding guar gum managed to salvage the other recipe I tried.
    • We invited Tita Joy and her kids over for an outdoor playdate.

Blog posts

Sketches

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 30.6 34.5 3.9 58.0 6.6
A- 43.6 47.0 3.3 78.9 5.6
Personal 5.8 6.1 0.3 10.2 0.4
Business 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.4 -0.2
Unpaid work 4.8 3.2 -1.5 5.4 -2.6
Discretionary - Productive 14.8 8.9 -5.9 15.0 -9.8

I was pretty tired this week because I took A- to playgrounds and played a lot with her and her friends. Good chance to catch up on sleep!

View or add comments

Weekly review: Week ending May 28, 2021

| review, weekly
  • Steno:
    • I started making a command string interface for Emacs.
    • I made an Anki deck of my most frequent words and started practicing them.
    • I'm still drilling basic words and vowels, and working on making compound letters part of muscle memory. I'm getting a little tripped up by vowels. Progress, though! I can write journal entries.
    • I figured out how to display the last Clippy suggestion using a stroke. This will let me keep the suggestions window closed most of the time.
    • I made a Plover command that creates an Anki card for the last Clippy suggestion.
    • I made cheat sheets for Plover in Emacs.
    • I made a Plover plugin that retroactively translates words into strokes. It was my first time to write a Plover macro.
  • Household:
    • I bought two Sweet Million cherry tomatoes.
    • We had ssam. It was so yummy!
    • The periwinkle has started to grow roots.
    • I moved plants into bigger pots.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 8.4 14.8 6.4 24.8 10.8
Business 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.7
Unpaid work 4.8 4.8 0.0 8.0 0.0
Discretionary - Family 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.3
Personal 6.9 5.8 -1.0 9.8 -1.7
Sleep 33.1 30.6 -2.5 51.4 -4.2
A- 46.8 43.6 -3.2 73.3 -5.3
View or add comments

Weekly review: Week ending May 21, 2021

| review, weekly
  • Steno:
    • I think I've mostly gotten the hang of the layout and the basic sounds, and then it's just a matter of practice. Next steps: getting the hang of fingerspelling and suggestions so that I can use it for everything (slowly), and learning theory so I can figure out how to write more things.
    • Dnaq helped me get the Georgi working with Dotterel. Now I can practice on my phone.
    • I fixed my Anki setup by installing it from the main site. Now I can add cards from my laptop.
  • Other:
    • I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine! I'm a little sore and tired, but happy to get the process started!
    • I sewed A- a dress with straps, since she wanted to pretend to be Mia at a ball.
    • I cracked the fridge drawer when I closed the door distractedly. I patched it with pieces of yogurt container and Gorilla Glue, holding it in place with tape.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 40.8 46.8 6.0 78.6 10.1
Personal 5.9 6.9 1.0 11.5 1.7
Sleep 32.7 33.1 0.4 55.6 0.6
Discretionary - Family 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3
Discretionary - Play 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
Unpaid work 4.9 4.8 -0.2 8.0 -0.3
Discretionary - Social 0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.9
Business 2.0 0.0 -2.0 0.0 -3.3
Discretionary - Productive 13.0 8.4 -4.7 14.1 -7.8
View or add comments