Category Archives: Life maintenance

Weeknote for 5/10/2020

Text-to-speech 🙂 A few weeks ago when I included an audio version of my post, I had a couple of (off-blog) comments about the unexciting tone of the text-to-speech voice Noah, and though I had sampled far blander voices, I … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/19/2020

Website 🙂 I’m experimenting with adding text-to-speech to my site. Click the Listen button at the top of this post to hear it read by a life-like machine. I’ll probably try a few options, but this is a pretty good … 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 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 1/5/2020

Conceptual modeling 🤔 I did my project proposal and started on the first phase I’d planned–adding the translation spreadsheet entries for Attempto Controlled English, which is a restricted form of English that a computer can interpret and translate into logical … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/15/2019

Music 🙂 We had our Advent Orchestra performance Sunday morning, and all my practice paid off. I played pretty cleanly, and I was able to play the high parts through the whole morning with minimal cheating. For the future, now … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/8/2019

Christmas labels 😛 Not quite done, but I made good progress. I give myself about 2 1/2 more weeks and it should be done. 😉 Last week my excuse was that music preparation kind of took over my time, but … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 11/17/2019

Christmas labels 😐 I got the planning done and a tiny bit of work. I’ll need to do a big push this week to make sure I don’t fall behind my schedule. Life maintenance 😐 I’m still working through my … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 10/27/2019

Conceptual modeling 😐 I spent most of the week looking into model-driven software engineering, and it felt like a confusing mess, but I expect that’s just a matter of time and careful study, though I’ll probably need to put it … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 10/20/2019

Conceptual modeling 😎 I finished Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, and it was clear that MDSE will give a lot of definition to my modeling approach, though it also turned out to be relevant to my current, non-modeling work, since … Continue reading

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