Category Archives: COVID-19

Weeknote for 7/25/2021

Finances πŸ˜• I looked a little into estate planning and medium-term investing and defined some deliverables. I struggled to get anywhere on this last week. Fatigue and other tasks kept intruding on my project time. And I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 7/4/2021

Blog 😐 I’m working on the email subscription replacement for Feedburner, which will be MailPoet. If you currently get my blog updates over email, in the next day or three I’ll be sending you an email with instructions on how … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 1/10/2021

Health 😌 My post-Christmas self-isolation is done, and I haven’t had COVID symptoms. And I haven’t heard bad news from my family, so it seems that by some mixture of hard work and luck, we avoided disaster. Politics πŸ˜• My … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/20/2020

Life maintenance 😐 My pre-road-trip COVID test came back negative. I had to break my self-isolation for my regularly scheduled outpatient hospital visit and a couple of curbside pickups at stores, but I’d already arranged a COVID test for five … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 10/25/2020

Christmas labels πŸ™‚ I made progress again. Still hoping to finish this week. Fiction πŸ€” Friday my department at work had a lunch discussion of The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. We talked about whether it … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 7/12/2020

Self-improvement πŸ€” Choice architecture might help me make better everyday decisions. Continuing in my theme of social engineering, I listened to Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, which promotes libertarian paternalism, designing the way choices are presented so that … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/17/2020

Learning πŸ™‚ Feeling good about failure. Last week completed the first sprint of my project to algorithmically generate a dictionary of mnemonic substitutes to help in memorizing, a lot like the ones in this thread. My aim in this sprint … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/12/2020

Productivity 😎 In my continual quest not to waste my life, I seem to have taken a couple of significant steps forward in the past week, if they last. At the beginning of the week I picked up an idea … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/5/2020

Programming 😐 I devoted almost the full 10 hours allotted to the project last week (Data Structures and Algorithms in Java by Robert Lafore), but I spent most of that time figuring out meta issues, like how exactly to take … Continue reading

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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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