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Weeknote for 3/29/2020

COVID-19 😐 This pandemic means different things to different people. Something I realized after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is that disasters are selective–the people living past the edge of the wave didn’t have their homes destroyed, and people inside … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/22/2020

Learning 🙂 I had the notion that Josh Kaufman’s book The First 20 Hours would help me plan my projects, since many of them are about learning new skills, so I listened to that early in the week with the … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/15/2020

Life maintenance Last week an article on my usual political blog advised that we stockpile a month of supplies in case of disruptions because of COVID-19, and it woke my inner prepper, so I acquired a new hobby of somewhat … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/8/2020

Learning 🙂 Last week I (1) reread a lot of William Atkinson’s anti-mnemonics book, (2) filled out my list of mnemonic devices, (3) listed over 30 memory palaces I could use from my life, (4) got a handle on the … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/1/2020

Learning 😎 Last week officially started my learning project, and I dashed out the plan and started the work, since I was so excited about it. The project’s purpose is to set up a learning system to experiment with, and … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/23/2020

Sleep 🙂 After my degraded time management the week before, I had some success getting to bed earlier last week by using a Pomodoro timer to break up my work at the computer, which kept me from losing track of … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/16/2020

Conceptual modeling 😐 I got through another two-and-a-half chapters and tweaked my note-taking method to take about half the time, at least in my very limited experiment. Instead of doing all my highlighting in one reading before taking notes, in … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/9/2020

Life maintenance 😐 I did a little better at getting to bed earlier, so my sleep schedule isn’t a lost cause yet. I’m going to start a list of rules for my time management, probably in the form of implementation … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/2/2020

Conceptual modeling 🙂 I got through 2 1/2 chapters of Meaning and Argument, and inspired by my upcoming project on learning, I’ve decided to format my notes in a way that’s optimized for memorization rather than trying to make them … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 1/26/2020

Life maintenance Diet 🙂 My weight dropped a couple of pounds last week, so apparently the diet is still working, and I wonder if the week before my body was just holding onto the extra water I’d started drinking to … Continue reading

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