Author Archives: Andy

Weeknote for 6/13/2021

Finances 😐 I finished my expense goal calculations with grad school and a pet. For grad school I chose about 20 schools for AI and cognitive science based on their rankings at US News and CollegeHippo, and I gathered tuition … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 6/6/2021

Finances 😐 I started researching grad school costs. What I’ve learned so far is that university websites are confusing. I’m going to try not to get lost in the details, because right now I’m only looking for ballpark figures. I’m … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/30/2021

Finances 😕 I examined some opinions on long-term care insurance. I spent more time on them than is really called for at this stage of this project, since I’m only collecting costs, but I’ll need to look into it sometime … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/23/2021

Business 😎 How to Manage Complex Programs by Tom Kendrick has returned me to my project of treating my life as a business. A program in this context is a set of interrelated projects. Kendrick is writing about corporate programs, … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/16/2021

Housekeeping 😐 I’ve entered the messy phase of tidying. Marie Kondo says you need to purge before you organize, but really there’s some pre-purge organizing you have to do. You have to get all the items from the category you’re … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/9/2021

Blog 😐 A couple of housekeeping notes about changes in the next month or so. I’ll be ending or replacing the audio version of the posts. The audio service I’m using for the blog is a good one, but it … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/2/2021

Productivity 😎 My time blocking is still working. In terms of productivity, this is basically the minimum state I’ve wanted to reach, being able to plan a reasonable day and do it. The few times I’ve gotten to this point, … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/25/2021

Productivity 😎 I’m time blocking again, and so far it’s working very well. My disorganized evenings the week before didn’t leave much time for projects, and I spent most of the time blogging. This highlighted a dissatisfaction I’d been having, … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/18/2021

Website 😐 I updated my website software. I made a WordPress update, which broke the blog, updated my PHP version, which broke the wiki, and updated MediaWiki, which fixed the wiki except for the abandoned extensions I’ll have to replace. … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/11/2021

Productivity 😐 I’m getting back into GTD. I’m trying to use it as a low-energy activity to stay productive when I’m tired after work. So far I’ve mostly been organizing the uncategorized tasks I’ve accumulated in Nirvana over the years. … Continue reading

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