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Weekly review: Week ending January 7, 2022

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  • Emacs:
    • Woohoo! I got undercover, coverage, and buttercup working together for subed. I also changed subed to use the major-mode specifier for the generic methods.
    • I added the BBB questions for the Turbo Bindat talk, and I checked if I missed any other BBB chats.
    • Yay, Indium still worked! I could interactively debug my eleventy Javascript, which was a great help.
  • Other:
    • We made cat beds out of cardboard boxes, fabric, and foam.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 36.3 40.1 3.9 67.5 6.5
Discretionary - Play 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.1
Discretionary - Family 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5
A- 40.2 40.3 0.1 67.6 0.1
Business 0.7 0.2 -0.6 0.3 -0.9
Discretionary - Productive 9.1 8.5 -0.6 14.2 -1.0
Personal 6.6 5.7 -0.9 9.6 -1.6
Unpaid work 7.1 4.3 -2.8 7.2 -4.7
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Weekly review: Week ending December 31, 2021

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  • I learned how to use Krita to make a simple animation.
  • I tried out Krita's recorder. I like that it can record the whole drawing at full resolution.
  • I ordered 16GB of memory for my laptop, since I'm likely to hang on to this one for at least another year.
  • I think I've finished the patch for adjusting subtitle overlaps.
  • I learned how to use xdescribe in Buttercup to disable lots of tests at once.
  • I added cropping to compile-media.

Blog posts

Sketches

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 31.1 36.3 5.1 60.9 8.6
A- 37.6 40.2 2.6 67.5 4.3
Unpaid work 4.6 7.1 2.5 11.9 4.2
Discretionary - Family 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Discretionary - Social 0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -0.8
Discretionary - Play 0.8 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -1.4
Business 3.3 0.7 -2.6 1.2 -4.3
Personal 9.5 6.6 -2.9 11.2 -4.8
Discretionary - Productive 12.6 9.1 -3.5 15.3 -5.8
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Weekly review: Week ending December 24, 2021

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  • EmacsConf:
    • I uploaded the answer videos that actually compressed to smaller files.
    • I tagged some talks on the EmacsConf wiki.
  • Emacs:
    • I wrote some code to make it easier to write about sketches.
    • I updated compile-media to handle temporary files, and I changed subed-record to use it.
    • I tried lachesis for splitting text into subtitles, but I couldn't get it to make a model and the repository didn't have prebuilt models. I made a tiny minor mode that let me use my tablet stylus to split lines, which worked out really well. I tinkered with my workflow for generating videos.
    • I added other output formats to waveform so that I could get timestamps as seconds.
    • I wrote functions to insert a blog post URL or link.
  • Cubing:
    • It looks like I'm averaging a little less than a minute on the 3x3 Rubik's cube now (Ao5: 57.01), so I upgraded to a DaYan TengYun V2 M. Feels nice.
    • I learned how to solve a Megaminx. Now I can do the beginner's method mostly without a guide!
    • We built a LEGO Mindstorms robot that could solve a Rubik's cube by following the instructions on mindcuber.com. A- enjoyed racing against it.
  • Other:
    • I cleared some backlog and then declared email bankruptcy, which was actually pretty reasonable. If there was anything super-important, someone would have contacted me again. I'm getting better at not worrying about missing out.
    • I experimented with recording a screencast, but decided that the audio was too disorganized. Maybe when I have a way of easily shuffling things around…
    • I wrote a script to toggle recording with a keyboard shortcut.
    • I automated adding my IP address to the IP-based protection.

Blog posts

Look at that! Lots more writing!

Sketches

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Business 0.0 3.3 3.3 5.5 5.5
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8
Discretionary - Play 0.5 0.8 0.4 1.4 0.6
Discretionary - Productive 12.5 12.6 0.1 21.1 0.1
Discretionary - Family 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sleep 31.4 31.1 -0.3 52.3 -0.5
Personal 9.9 9.5 -0.4 16.0 -0.6
Unpaid work 5.5 4.6 -0.9 7.7 -1.5
A- 40.2 37.6 -2.6 63.2 -4.4
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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

Sketches

Time
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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Weekly review: Week ending October 15, 2021

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  • I practiced on the 3x3 cube. My time is now around 2-3 minutes.
  • I worked on my EmacsConf talk a little more.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 32.7 37.6 5.0 63.2 8.3
A- 39.5 42.5 3.1 71.5 5.1
Unpaid work 5.3 7.1 1.8 11.9 3.0
Discretionary - Family 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.8 1.8
Discretionary - Play 1.3 1.4 0.1 2.4 0.2
Business 0.8 0.2 -0.6 0.3 -1.0
Discretionary - Social 0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -1.0
Personal 8.7 6.5 -2.2 10.9 -3.7
Discretionary - Productive 11.1 3.6 -7.6 6.0 -12.7
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Weekly review: Week ending October 8, 2021

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  • I sewed placemats from the new fabric.
  • W- moved the hot water valve.
  • W- set up a wire shelf and moved the bookshelf to A-'s room.
  • We stayed up playing with the 2-cube.
  • I got the hang of solving the 3x3 cube without referring to a guide. Now to build up speed and learn more patterns…
  • I uploaded the EmacsConf 2021 talk pages.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 5.5 11.1 5.6 18.7 9.5
Unpaid work 3.7 5.3 1.6 8.9 2.7
A- 38.2 39.5 1.3 66.3 2.1
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.0
Business 1.3 0.8 -0.6 1.3 -0.9
Discretionary - Play 1.9 1.3 -0.6 2.2 -1.0
Personal 11.2 8.7 -2.5 14.7 -4.1
Sleep 38.1 32.7 -5.4 54.9 -9.2
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Weekly review: Week ending October 1, 2021

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  • I sewed wedge-shaped placemats for the new round table.
  • I added a few fabric stores to my Org Mode shopping tool.
  • I drafted the schedule for EmacsConf 2021, taking speaker availability into account.
  • We got our hot water tank replaced.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Personal 4.7 11.2 6.5 18.8 11.0
Discretionary - Play 0.6 1.9 1.3 3.2 2.2
Sleep 37.1 38.1 1.0 64.0 1.7
Business 1.2 1.3 0.2 2.2 0.3
Discretionary - Productive 5.6 5.5 -0.1 9.3 -0.2
Unpaid work 6.5 3.7 -2.8 6.3 -4.7
A- 44.4 38.2 -6.2 64.2 -10.3
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