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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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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