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Weekly review: Week ending July 2, 2021

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  • Steno:
    • I added frequency-sorted completion with stroke information to Emacs, whee! I'm using the JSONs for completion info at the moment instead of checking with Plover directly, but maybe I can figure that out someday (or get the enabled dictionaries from the config).
    • I want to be able to undo with fewer mistakes, so I started to look into sending completion info from Emacs to Plover.
  • Other:
    • W- made chocolate cherry jam and canned more of the sweet cherries we bought. Tita Joy dropped off more cherries too.
    • A- and I started doing badminton drills. She really liked them.
    • We wrapped up the first year of virtual kindergarten. Yay!

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Business 0.6 2.6 2.0 4.3 3.4
Personal 4.5 5.5 0.9 9.2 1.6
Discretionary - Play 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.3
Unpaid work 11.1 11.1 -0.0 18.6 0.0
Sleep 31.5 30.9 -0.7 51.8 -1.1
Discretionary - Productive 10.5 9.7 -0.8 16.3 -1.4
A- 41.6 40.0 -1.6 67.2 -2.7
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Weekly review: Week ending July 16, 2021

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  • I got my second COVID-19 vaccine, whew!
  • I accidentally set the oven to 160F for an hour instead of 120F for one minute because I didn't check it, assuming the Warm setting was what I had set before. This cooked my sourdough starter, whoops! I'm trying to revive the one I stashed in the freezer, but it's going more slowly than I remember. The last time I had to restore yeast from backup, I had used the yeast I dried, so I guess it worked better. (Spoiler alert: the sourdough starter came back after a few days of feeding, yay!)

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Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Personal 3.2 8.6 5.3 14.4 9.0
Business 4.8 7.3 2.5 12.2 4.2
Unpaid work 5.7 7.1 1.4 11.9 2.3
Discretionary - Play 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.3
Discretionary - Family 0.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -1.1
Sleep 38.0 37.2 -0.8 62.5 -1.3
A- 41.0 38.1 -2.9 64.0 -4.9
Discretionary - Productive 6.4 1.3 -5.0 2.2 -8.5
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Weekly review: Week ending June 25, 2021

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  • 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
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Weekly review: Week ending June 18, 2021

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  • 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
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Weekly review: Week ending June 11, 2021

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  • 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
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Weekly review: Week ending June 4, 2021

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  • 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!

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Weekly review: Week ending May 28, 2021

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  • 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
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