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Week 1

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:01:30 -0300

So, I am not working this [last, now, as I finally post this] week.  What do I
do instead?

Well, I am not so sure.  I've made some lists.  I've had some ideas.  But I
think this is going to be something that evolves.  So I've decided to make a
diary of what I do each (free) week, to try learn from it.

Currently I have 3 vague groups of activities:

 1 - Catching up on things that should have been done long ago.  This includes
     a pretty wide range, from finances to friendships, and to supporting old

 2 - Health.  Short term, want my knee good enough to go to Japan in a little
     over a month's time.  Medium term, want to ride my bike more.  Long term,
     want to stay out of a fucking wheel chair as long as possible.

 3 - Learning new things.  I feel like I've been doing the same tedious crap
     for ages.  I don't care what I learn.  I just want to soak stuff up.
     Something will come out of it, later.  For now, just think new things.

So: old things, new things, and health.

Maybe some of these can be mixed?  Almost anything health related is going to
be new... (well, gym started last month).

OK, this week included:

 * Chile:
   * Bolivia [new]

 * Exhibitions:
   * Matucana 100 (disappointing, as ever) [new]
   * Moneda [new]

 * Software:
   * uykfg (added new command for user) [old]
   * pytyp (3.4, pyyaml support) [old]
   * IntModN (fixed and published) [old]
   * Assembler in Julia [new]

 * Books:
   * Reinventing Organizations [new]
   * Unpleasant Design [new]

 * Going to the gym 4 times [health]

Lessons learned:

 * Choose "old" things carefully.  Some are day-to-day issues that would be
   dealt with during "work time" anyway.


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