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Weekly review: Week ending September 3, 2021

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  • W- finished hanging up the cabinets in the kitchen. It'll be nice to have more storage!
  • We looked up magic tricks to do with LEGO and we built some of the props.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Business 9.7 13.7 4.0 23.1 6.8
A- 35.4 39.3 3.8 65.9 6.4
Unpaid work 5.5 5.8 0.4 9.8 0.6
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Discretionary - Play 1.6 1.3 -0.3 2.2 -0.5
Personal 7.2 6.4 -0.9 10.7 -1.4
Discretionary - Family 1.1 0.0 -1.1 0.0 -1.8
Discretionary - Productive 4.6 2.4 -2.2 4.0 -3.7
Sleep 34.9 31.1 -3.8 52.3 -6.4
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Weekly review: Week ending September 10, 2021

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  • W- bought some planks and made a platform for the kitchen cabinets. That way, things don't get stuck under them.
  • W- added more coat hooks at the back. He put the cubbies there, too. I cleared some LEGO off the floor.
  • I used the pedal to make it easier for A- to mute/unmute and raise her hand in Google Meet. Then I remembered the laptop has a touchscreen, so we used that instead.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 39.3 48.4 9.1 81.2 15.3
Discretionary - Play 1.3 2.9 1.6 4.9 2.7
Discretionary - Productive 2.4 3.9 1.5 6.5 2.6
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Discretionary - Family 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sleep 31.1 30.9 -0.3 51.8 -0.5
Personal 6.4 5.4 -0.9 9.1 -1.6
Unpaid work 5.8 4.2 -1.7 7.0 -2.8
Business 13.7 4.4 -9.4 7.3 -15.7
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Weekly review: Week ending August 27, 2021

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  • We moved some cabinets from the basement to the kitchen.
  • I put the cast iron loaf pan on top of the other loaf pan. The weight helped keep the bread's shape.
  • I made oat milk. It was not as sweet as the one from the store, but I think I could get used to it.
  • I added carrots to the conveyor belt GBC and it worked.
  • I practiced stenography again, after a long time of not doing it. I still got about 45wpm on the basic exercises.
  • I worked on improving the data reliability and perceived loading time of a form for my client.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Business 2.4 9.7 7.3 16.3 12.3
Sleep 33.7 34.9 1.3 58.7 2.1
Discretionary - Play 0.5 1.6 1.1 2.7 1.8
Personal 6.6 7.2 0.7 12.1 1.1
Discretionary - Family 0.8 1.1 0.2 1.8 0.4
Unpaid work 6.1 5.5 -0.6 9.2 -1.0
Discretionary - Productive 7.7 4.6 -3.1 7.7 -5.3
A- 42.3 35.4 -6.8 59.5 -11.4
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Weekly review: Week ending August 20, 2021

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  • I converted details to an 11ty shortcode for easier tweaking.
  • I converted more of my sketch links to use my shortcode. Hooray for Emacs, wgrep, and 11ty!
  • I added an EmacsWiki page about Emacs coaching, and I edited a few more event-related pages.
  • I practised lettering and sketchnoted a menu of activities. A- found the lettering examples very interesting and kept encouraging me to do more.
  • A- wants to learn cursive. I decided to learn brush lettering at the same time, so we both get to work on our fine motor skills.
  • We followed some instructions to fold a paper airplane that's like a bat. I liked the way it flapped its wings.

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Sketches

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Unpaid work 3.8 6.1 2.2 10.2 3.8
Discretionary - Productive 5.9 7.7 1.8 12.9 3.1
Sleep 32.4 33.7 1.3 56.6 2.2
Personal 5.6 6.6 1.0 11.0 1.6
Business 1.6 2.4 0.8 4.0 1.4
Discretionary - Family 1.4 0.8 -0.5 1.4 -0.9
Discretionary - Play 2.2 0.5 -1.7 0.9 -2.9
A- 47.2 42.3 -4.9 71.0 -8.2
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Weekly review: Week ending August 13, 2021

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  • I wrote a few 11ty shortcodes and Emacs commands to make sketches easier to embed into my blog posts.
  • We visited W-'s parents.
  • We made a LEGO vending machine, drink dispenser, and ATM following some video tutorials. A- made adorable beepboop sounds and pretended to cover her PIN.
  • We built and played with the LEGO Heartlake City Grand Hotel.
  • I used the LEGO power functions extension cables I ordered to connect the motors to the train regulator. Now the Great Ball Contraptions can run off wall power.

Blog posts

Sketches

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 39.1 47.2 8.1 79.2 13.6
Discretionary - Play 0.4 2.2 1.8 3.7 3.1
Discretionary - Productive 5.1 5.9 0.8 9.8 1.3
Business 1.1 1.6 0.5 2.6 0.8
Discretionary - Family 1.6 1.4 -0.2 2.3 -0.4
Sleep 34.4 32.4 -2.0 54.4 -3.3
Personal 7.6 5.6 -2.0 9.4 -3.3
Unpaid work 10.8 3.8 -7.0 6.4 -11.8
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Weekly review: Week ending August 6, 2021

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  • I changed my borgbackup setup so that the server backups go to a different repo.
  • We had a big harvest of cherry tomatoes, so I started dehydrating them. I want to dry them to a crisp so that I can store them at room temperature more confidently.
  • We made vanilla mug cake to celebrate W-'s birthday. For fun, we topped ours with bitter melon slices, and A- topped hers with strawberries.
  • The Brickloot balls arrived, so we opened a bag and started using them in our LEGO Great Ball Contraptions. I learned how to use the 9V motors, so we were able to rig up the sloped stepper, the pinwheel, the ball pump, the S-capade, and the crane module in a loop.
  • I suggested some changes to the EmacsConf 2021 call for proposals.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Unpaid work 7.7 10.8 3.1 18.2 5.3
Discretionary - Family 0.2 1.6 1.4 2.7 2.4
Sleep 33.7 34.4 0.7 57.7 1.1
Discretionary - Productive 4.5 5.1 0.6 8.6 1.1
Business 0.7 1.1 0.4 1.8 0.7
Discretionary - Play 1.2 0.4 -0.8 0.6 -1.4
Personal 9.7 7.6 -2.1 12.7 -3.6
A- 42.4 39.1 -3.3 65.6 -5.6
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Weekly review: Week ending July 30, 2021

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  • I noticed the boxwood in front was infested by caterpillars. They seem to be box tree moths, an invasive pest, so W- uprooted and bagged the shrub.
  • The apple scrap vinegar is starting to bubble. Whee!
  • I made peach sorbet popsicles. Yum! It looks like they're another great way to use peaches.
  • We built a few more LEGO Great Ball Contraptions based on free instructions: Pinwheel, Ball pump, Mini elevator, S-Capade
  • I started memorizing the major number mnemonic system and the first hundred digits of pi. I made up silly images using Numberblocks and taught the major number system to A-. She quickly memorized my stories and the mnemonic sentences for pi, responding with the right numbers as I guided her through the sounds in "My turtle Pancho will, my love, pick up my new mover, Ginger. My movie monkey plays in a favourite bucket. Ship my puppy Michael to Sullivan's backrubber. Have a baby fish knife so Marvin will marinate the goosechick."
  • A- noticed that the screen door was open, so we closed it and the main door. A short while later, before we headed upstairs, she noticed that one of our cats was right outside the door. Whoops! We let the cat back in. Whew.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 36.3 42.4 6.1 71.2 10.3
Personal 7.1 9.7 2.6 16.3 4.4
Discretionary - Play 0.5 1.2 0.7 2.0 1.2
Discretionary - Productive 5.2 4.5 -0.8 7.5 -1.3
Discretionary - Family 1.5 0.2 -1.3 0.3 -2.2
Business 2.2 0.7 -1.5 1.1 -2.5
Unpaid work 10.3 7.7 -2.5 13.0 -4.3
Sleep 37.0 33.7 -3.3 56.6 -5.6

… It doesn't feel like I'm getting 8 hours of sleep on average. Hmm.

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