Week Notes 21 #03

Jan 11 – 17, 2021

Back home at Chennai.

  • Signed up at work to present a talk titled β€œGetting Things Done Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Procrastination” to my team.
  • The work week was a bit slow with a holiday for Pongal on Thursday.
  • I was featured in a weekly Genesys Spotlight that showcases interesting hobbies of employees. It featured a short video of me talking about how I do my 100 books a year reading challenge every year.
  • After logging from work on Friday, I was mentally exhausted and did not have the mindspace to go for my daily walk and this lethargy continued right through the weekend.
  • On Saturday, Max and I spent some time sorting out the games that work and those that don’t from Felix and Stefon’s set of PS2 games.
  • I played God of War for a while on the pretext of testing if the game works.
  • Max and I spent some time playing NFS:Undercover. He can beat me only if he has the Koenigsegg CCX and Nitro boost. Whenever we played Getaway, the game was over within seconds as he has the Koenigsegg and Nitro to pull far far away as the chase starts.
  • I spent the rest of the Saturday binge-watching Season 5 of The Expanse.
  • I also watched John Wick: Chapter 3 * Parabellum. This is a franchise that had lost its appeal.
  • I started reading the fifth book of the Expanse series, Nemesis Games.
  • I hoped to watch #ManUtd beat Liverpool and go 6 points clear at the top of the table. But it was rather an insipid draw.
  • On the #indieweb side, I’ve been adding the missing sleep logs, daily activity summaries, and exercise logs (as private posts).

Week Notes 21 #01

Jan 01 – 03, 2021

The first week of Twenty Twenty-One wasn’t that great a start.

  • Max had been diagnosed with a minor variant of chickenpox. As a result, we decided to stay back at Palaniyarpalayam instead of returning to Chennai on the 2nd as planned.
  • With the decision to stay taken, planning for work and school was a concern. The lack of internet connectivity is always the bane here at Sophia’s place.
  • Getting back to work with almost a fortnight off from work, being productive right away might be a problem. The decision to stay back also doesn’t help. Luckily, I do not expect a rather hectic workload for the first couple of weeks in 2021.
  • I’d archived my earlier version of this blog for a newer version this year. Most of my time has been spent in adding #indieweb functionalities to the site.
  • Food tracking is back this year and I guess I might have to start losing the extra pounds that I’ve gained over the holidays.
  • I also kicked off my #booksof2021 reading with a Green Lantern graphic novel. I plan of doing a Books of 2020 post soon.
  • I also posted my first note based on my #zettelkasten. I hope to publish more posts/articles from my zettelkasten. As of now, Obsidian is the tool of choice.
  • Since Max is confined to a room, both of us watched both Wonder Woman movies, Wonder Woman and WW84. He loved both movies. My chances of making him a DC fan are increasing. πŸ˜€
I used to use Huffduffer a lot when I started listening to podcasts. But over time, I think I stopped listening to podcasts once I started listening to audiobooks on my commute and walks. Recently, i’ve started to listening to podcasts again and you can find my listens and the feed here.
Right now, I either add the listen feeds manually from my podcatcher or use an IFTTT flow to import items from my huffduffer feed to the blog.
It would be nice if Teacup supported posting to a category like OwnYourSwarm or OwnYourGram do. I post eat and drink posts with Teacup. They show up as Uncategorised post in my WP site. I then manually reassign them to a Food category. If Teacup supports a category taxonomy, it would be nice.
Is there a possibility of excluding certain post kinds from the front page? It could be a radio button/checkbox for each kind in the Post Kinds option page. I use Eat/Drink post kinds and I do not want them to be displayed in the front page πŸ˜‰
Is it possible to build in filters so that I can withhold publishing a certain category or tags? Say I have a food log and I would not want to tell the Fediverse what I had for breakfast or lunch. πŸ™‚ I am thinking of a filter (could be a category/tag/post kind/post format). Anything that matches the filter does not go through to the fediverse.