Category Archives: Movies

Weeknote for 6/28/2020

Math 🙂 I paused the math learning to set up some tools. To make it easier to study lists in Anki, I installed the Cloze Overlapper add-on; and to create a math programming cookbook, I learned how to work with … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 6/21/2020

Math 🙂 I learned about linear equations and inequalities. At this stage I’m reading three overlapping textbooks, so I’m carefully reading the new content from each and skimming the repetitions. It’s going a bit slower than I expected, but mostly … 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 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 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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