Random Musings of an Unhinged Mind

Personal ramblings of a miscreant game developer

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Weekly review: November 28 - December 4, 2011

This week’s been full of early days, which gave me the time to pummel through on educational tasks. I didn’t get as much done during the week as I hoped, however, so the weekend was spend finishing up assignments and taking tests. Now all that’s left is the final exam next weekend. Mid-January should see me start another course, but I’ll be free in December to figure things out again.

While this work project cleaning stores continues, I’ve gotten past the point of muscle pain and soreness. While my joints and wrists are still problematic, the work itself is no longer driving me crazy.

There’s still a lot for me to do, and at some point I’ll triage my tasks and kill off anything that doesn’t have much hope of completion in the short term.

Tasks and Accomplishments:

From last week:

  • Life Management:
    • [―] Continue room cleanup & organization
    • [―] Restate and record current projects, goals for next year, long-term goals, and “meaning of life”
    • [―] Create 24/7 time tracking table
    • [  ] Start tracking actual use of time versus ideal use
  • Education:
    • [  ] Finish OUAC application form
    • [  ] Make arrangements for OUAC fee payment
    • [✔] Take module 6 test
    • [✔] Complete unit M7U27
    • [✔] Complete unit M7U28
    • [✔] Complete unit M7U29
    • [✔] Take module 7 test
    • [✔] Complete unit M8U30
    • [✔] Complete unit M8U31
    • [✔] Complete unit M8U32
    • [✔] Take module 8 test
    • [ ✘ ] Complete unit M9U33A1
    • [ ✘ ] Complete unit M9U33A2
    • [ ✘ ] Complete unit M9U33A3
    • [✔] Complete unit M9U33A4
    • [✔] Complete unit M9U33A5
    • [ ✘ ] Complete unit M9U33A6
    • [✔] Take module 9 test
  • Toastmasters:
    • [―] Decide on topic for Speaking To Inform #4
    • [  ] Choose AC manuals I want to use for ACS
  • Projects:
    • [  ] Fix sleep mode bug in Radio Alarm Clock
    • [  ] Review platforms to replace Drupal 5 on chris.charabaruk.com
    • [✔] Renew coldacid.net
  • Game Design Workshop:
    • [  ] Research game fluff design for half-day version of workshop
  • Ad Astra:
    • [―] Determine goals for Ad Astra Gaming for 2012 convention
  • Reading:
    • [  ] Read “The Pragmatic Programmer”
    • [  ] Re-read “Getting Things Done”
    • [  ] Read “Code Complete”
    • [  ] Read “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs”
    • [  ] Get subscription to Wired
    • [  ] Read “Mindfire”
  • Life:
    • [  ] Research e-readers
    • [―] Research new cell phones
    • [  ] Write blog post on game design/mechanics
    • [  ] Write blog post on life management
    • [―] Plan gifts for friends & family
    • Purchased a media remote for the 360
  • [  ] Task not started
  • [―] Task started but incomplete
  • [W] Waiting on response
  • [✔] Completed task / accomplishment
  • [ ✘ ] Cancelled task

For next week:

  • Toastmasters:
    • [  ] Contact Christmas party attendees about potluck items
    • [  ] Set matches for Secret Santa
    • [  ] Purchase party crackers & other effects
  • Projects:
  • Ad Astra:
    • [  ] Write summaries for game-related panels
  • Life:
    • [  ] Write letter to News Advertiser about tech jobs & Pickering
    • [  ] Move out old coffee table from bedside
    • [  ] Move in new glass-surface bedside table
    • [  ] Get friction strips for glass surface of new bedside table

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