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Weekly review: Week ending May 21, 2021

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  • 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
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Weekly review: Week ending May 14, 2021

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  • Garden:
    • The begonias in the yogurt cups have started to sprout. I moved another begonia bulb to a yogurt container.
    • W- filled some of the front garden area with river stones.
    • I prepared more periwinkle cuttings. W- and A- dug up the front box.
    • I planted alyssum seeds in the milk carton. It's so nice to see the oregano and chamomile seedlings sprout! They're so teeny-tiny.
    • I moved the peppers into a planter.
  • Stenography:
    • My Georgi keyboard arrived! I started playing around with it. The switches are very light, so I have to get used to where to put my hands and how to press the keys.
    • I got StenoTray working by updating it to work with the JSON dictionaries config setting.
    • I'm beginning to get the hang of stroking simple words on the Georgi. Whee!
    • I attempted the proverb exercise in typeytype. I actually managed to guess some strokes on my own.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 29.3 32.7 3.4 54.9 5.8
A- 38.1 40.8 2.6 68.5 4.4
Business 0.5 2.0 1.4 3.3 2.4
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
Discretionary - Play 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
Personal 7.1 5.9 -1.3 9.8 -2.1
Unpaid work 7.2 4.9 -2.3 8.3 -3.9
Discretionary - Productive 17.4 13.0 -4.4 21.9 -7.4
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Weekly review: Week ending May 7, 2021

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  • Plover and stenography:
    • I modified the Plover engine to add always-on stuff
    • I made it easier to repeat the same drill in Stenojig from Emacs.
    • I added websocket commands for adding translations and looking them up by stroke or by translation.
    • I started checking out evil mode, since I'll probably need a better way to launch keyboard shortcuts when I try to do steno more often.
  • Garden:
    • We bought some seeds, soil, and tomato cages.
    • We tidied up the right side of the garden, moving some of the tiger lilies into the bare spot and preparing to straighten the garden border. A- did a good job of entertaining herself by running up and down the garden and by sunning herself on the deck.
    • A- was excited about adding Shake and Feed fertilizer.
    • We spread some cedar mulch.
    • A- helped scatter grass seed.
    • A- helped W- spray nematodes in the garden.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 11.3 17.4 6.1 29.3 10.2
Unpaid work 3.7 7.2 3.5 12.2 6.0
Personal 6.4 7.1 0.7 12.0 1.2
Business 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.9
Discretionary - Play 0.5 0.2 -0.3 0.4 -0.5
A- 43.4 38.1 -5.2 64.1 -8.8
Sleep 34.6 29.3 -5.4 49.2 -9.0

I stayed up late to learn more about stenography.

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Weekly review: Week ending April 30, 2021

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  • ox-11ty:
    • I added inherited tags to ox-11ty.
    • I modified ox-11ty to copy images to the post directory.
  • Emacs:
    • I figured out how to use Consult to retrieve my journal entries asynchronously.
  • Garden:
    • We're experimenting with different planters for the strawberries. W- bored 2 1/4"-inch holes into a plastic planter, and I sewed grow bags for the strawberries using landscape fabric.
    • W- dug up the edging in the garden.
  • Other:
    • I pinged Jane about the Georgi order. It turned out that it might not actually have gotten shipped, so she's getting that sorted out.
    • I made a fabric flower.
    • We brought the plants in because we're expecting heavy winds and some snow.
  • Plover and stenography:
    • I figured out how to poke around Plover's source and how to fix plover_websocket_server so that it wouldn't chomp my last character.
    • I wrote some code to control Plover from Emacs via the plover engine server plugin.
    • I'm still in the stage of reading a gazillion books out loud to A-. I've been sneakily using it as first-letter-of-words steno practice with the hand that's not pointing to what I'm reading, which has the side benefit of slowing my reading down so that it's easier for her to understand things. Mwahaha!

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 5.0 11.3 6.3 19.0 10.6
Personal 4.4 6.4 2.1 10.8 3.5
Unpaid work 3.0 3.7 0.7 6.2 1.1
Discretionary - Play 0.9 0.5 -0.3 0.9 -0.6
Sleep 36.1 34.6 -1.4 58.2 -2.4
Business 1.5 0.0 -1.5 0.0 -2.6
A- 49.1 43.4 -5.7 72.9 -9.6
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Weekly review: Week ending April 23, 2021

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  • I added NODE_ENV=production to some of my Docker images.
  • I fixed some of my blog pages. I replaced my feeds.sachachua.com/sachac, sachac-weekly, and sachac-yearly feeds with redirects to my static feeds.
  • I reviewed a number of my old blog posts.
  • I sewed another long dress for A-.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 30.6 36.1 5.4 60.6 9.1
Unpaid work 1.8 3.0 1.2 5.1 2.0
Business 0.8 1.5 0.8 2.6 1.3
A- 48.8 49.1 0.3 82.5 0.6
Discretionary - Play 0.8 0.9 0.1 1.5 0.1
Personal 4.6 4.4 -0.2 7.3 -0.4
Discretionary - Productive 12.6 5.0 -7.6 8.5 -12.7
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Weekly review: Week ending April 16, 2021

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  • I switched my blog from Wordpress to 11ty. I figured out how to post to 11ty from an Org Mode file in the right directory, and I set up redirects for my categories and feeds using an Nginx map.
  • I got org2blog to work with my special blocks. Now I can post with multiple columns.
  • I realized that I'd gotten overexcited about setting the plants out, so I took many of them back in and I put covers on the seedlings still outside.
  • I filed our taxes.

Blog posts

Sketches

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 8.8 12.6 3.8 21.2 6.3
A- 46.3 48.8 2.5 82.0 4.2
Discretionary - Play 0.8 0.8 0.0 1.3 0.0
Personal 4.6 4.6 -0.1 7.7 -0.1
Business 2.0 0.8 -1.2 1.3 -2.0
Sleep 32.5 30.6 -1.9 51.5 -3.1
Unpaid work 4.9 1.8 -3.1 3.1 -5.2
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Weekly review: Week ending April 9, 2021

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  • I figured out how to asynchronously tangle and compile my Emacs configuration.
  • I tweaked my shortcuts for inserting the latest screenshot into my Org file.
  • I added my first ligature and my first contextual substitution to my font.
  • The code I wrote to update my journal from Emacs makes it pretty easy to use Orgzly to capture keywords throughout the day, flesh them out during my inbox review, and post them or update them. That means I should be able to continue to take notes even if I’m offline for an extended period of time.
  • Pretty good progress on emotion regulation! So neat to see.

Blog posts

Sketches

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 43.4 46.3 2.9 77.8 4.9
Unpaid work 3.8 4.9 1.2 8.3 2.0
Discretionary – Play 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.3 1.3
Discretionary – Productive 8.9 8.8 -0.1 14.9 -0.1
Discretionary – Family 0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -1.0
Sleep 33.3 32.5 -0.8 54.6 -1.3
Personal 5.4 4.6 -0.8 7.8 -1.3
Business 4.7 2.0 -2.7 3.3 -4.5
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