- Org Mode:
- Emacs development:
- Still can’t get over how powerful tramp is
- Introducing kdeconnect.el: An Emacs interface for Android devices via KDE Connect. Send files, notifications, and make them ring! (Reddit)
- Quick hack to make Emacs’ hippie-expand the web page I’m looking at
- What is your advice for getting a full Emacs experience on Windows in 2016?
- Emacs port of the theme ‘sourcerer’ by xero (Reddit)
- Old Glory of a Hacker: jwz, emacs, and Ann Arbor Ambassador 60 Terminal (Reddit)
- New packages:
- add-node-modules-path: Add node_modules to your exec-path
- bui: Buffer interface library
- cider-hydra: Hydras for CIDER.
- company-bibtex: No description available.
- dired-icon: A minor mode to display a list of associated icons in dired buffers.
- dr-racket-like-unicode: DrRacket-style unicode input
- evil-opener: opening urls as buffers in evil
- flycheck-rebar3: Rebar3 flycheck integration for Erlang projects
- hledger-mode: A mode for writing journal entries for hledger.
- hungarian-holidays: Adds a list of Hungarian public holidays to Emacs calendar
- js-auto-beautify: auto format you js/jsx file
- kdeconnect: An interface for KDE Connect
- multitran: Interface to multitran
- secretaria: A personal assistant based on org-mode
- wolfram: Wolfram Alpha Integration
We took advantage of an unexpectedly warm, sunny day this week and had some outside time in the backyard, nibbling on the last of the strawberries in the garden. We also went on a few walks to neighbourhood parks. Each park has its own character and mix of resources. I wonder where I can find notes on all the parks in the city. May be time to make our own little travel journal.
Anyway, with the weather getting cooler, I’ve been thinking about how to keep A- warm and comfy so that we can continue having lots of outside time. The crew socks are too short to cover the exposed part of her legs when she’s in the carrier. I’m trying out these leg warmers that I made from sweater sleeves, but they won’t stay on. Maybe I’ll sew a tighter band? I’m leaning towards making an elasticized carrier cozy out of fleece or flannel, and another one with PUL if the pattern works out. I made a felt pirate hat for her Halloween costume, too. Let’s see what the weather is like.
A- has been working very hard on getting her knees under her hips in preparation for creeping. Occasionally she tries straightening her legs, too. We’ll see if she takes on creeping or bear-walking first. Anyway, she’s been so focused on mobility that nursing and sleeping have been disrupted, but I’m sure things will settle down eventually.
A- has also been developing more expressive sounds. She figured out how to click her tongue this week. She’s been experimenting with her range, too. We’re getting pretty good at ignoring the screeching. She also makes this adorable slow “haaa?” sound with an upturn at the end, which tends to presage some grabbing and pinching.
We’ve been playing the ukulele every day. She often plucks or strums the strings instead of grabbing them like she used to. Getting there! For my part, I’m slowly getting the hang of finger-picking Paruparong Bukid. Gotta build that muscle memory.
Lots of social things this week. I dropped by La Leche League to ask about night nursing tips, picked up vegetables at the peer nutrition follow-up, made it to Make the Connection despite sleeping in, and picked Jen and Chris’ brains regarding alternative ways of raising kids. It’s nice to have mentors who have explored interesting paths.
I finally made it out to the dentist, woohoo! W- entertained A- in the waiting room so that he could take her to me if she started to melt down, but we didn’t need to hit the emergency button. My teeth are in decent shape despite the two-year gap in dental attention, although I’ll need two fillings done soon. It’s nice to be able to book personal care appointments again.
We donated a whole bunch of things, and now the living room feels more spacious. I’m glad we can let go of things knowing that it’s usually easy to replace stuff by buying second-hand or online.
W- inspired me to look into resurrecting gadgets, though. There’s that TF700T I didn’t get to use as much as I’d hoped, since the tablet was underpowered for its resolution. I wonder if I can turn it into a video chat station and information console.
Less sleep this week, including an afternoon of zombie-ing around because I stayed up late helping my clients with their reporting needs. W- took care of A- while I slept. Yay!
This week: the last session for Make the Connection (so I should finish that photo book!), a home visit, and maybe some more work on my consulting project. Depending on how sleep goes, we might try to make it out to other drop-ins to see what might be worth taking transit to once winter sets in.
- 2016-10-15a Week ending 2016-10-14 #weekly #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-15b Saturday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-16a Sunday #daily #journal
- 2016-10-17a Monday #daily #journal
- 2016-10-18b Tuesday #daily #journal
- 2016-10-19a Wednesday #daily #journal
- 2016-10-20a Thursday #daily #journal
- 2016-10-21a Friday #daily #journal
- 2016-10-18a Improving moments with A- #kaizen #parenting #engagement #early-learning
- 2016-10-21b Getting discretionary time back #time #parenting #discretionary
Focus areas and time review
- Business (4.2h – 2%)
- Earn (4.2h – 99% of Business)
- ☐ Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
- Build (0.0h – 0% of Business)
- Connect (0.0h – 0% of Business)
- Earn (4.2h – 99% of Business)
- Relationships (6.4h – 3%)
- Discretionary – Productive (4.7h – 2%)
- Drawing (2.4h)
- Emacs (0.5h)
- Coding (0.9h)
- ☑ Disable anonymous feedback for QA
- Sewing (0.8h)
- Writing (0.2h)
- Discretionary – Play (3.7h – 2%)
- Personal routines (22.8h – 13%)
- Unpaid work (74.6h – 44%)
- Childcare (56.6h – 33% of total)
- Sleep (51.6h – 30% – average of 7.4 per day)
- Flycheck 30 is out! With new error explanations and auto-disabling of unusable syntax checkers. (Reddit)
- Emacs: comment-line vs comment-dwim
- project-local snippets?
- evil-adjust: fix elisp line-end sexp eval in normal state (Reddit)
- Geiser – Scheme programming
- sauron-goodies: addition functions for the Sauron logger. (Reddit)
- Productive Emacs – Clojure and ClojureScript (playlist)
- Emacs development and releases:
- Emacs 25 is out! What are the new features and what were my predictions (Reddit)
- Eli Zaretskii: “I plan to release Emacs 25.2 very soon, like in a few weeks.” (Reddit)
- John Wiegley: “many of my fears at the prospect of merging this (concurrency) branch” have been allayed (Reddit)
- A Blast From The Past: The Tale Of Concurrency In Emacs (Reddit)
- Emacs 16.56 porting in progress (Reddit)
- Multics Emacs: The History, Design and Implementation (1979) (HN)
- mu4e-delay is dead, long live mu4e-send-delay
- Emacs: The Infinite Program or The Ultimate Interview
- Fast font changes in AUCTeX
- Ivy completion at point in an overlay (Reddit)
- Helm at the Emacs (Reddit)
- Favourite packages: focus-mode for programmers (Reddit)
- Boon: an Ergonomic Command Mode for Emacs (Reddit)
- Even more dired key bindings · (or emacs (Reddit)
- Show org-mode timer outside of Emacs
- Efficient remote host workflow?
- Animation of Using eshell to cd into Another Machine
- Getting Dev Working (Episode 9) – setting up emacs with rust mode and editing rust hello world (18:56)
- New packages:
- build-helper: Utilities to help build code
- eshell-up: Quickly go to a specific parent directory in eshell
- godoctor: Frontend for godoctor
- graphql-mode: Major mode for editing GraphQL schemas
- oceanic-theme: Oceanic theme.
- opener: opening urls as buffers
- package-lint: A linting library for elisp package authors
- ryo-modal: Roll your own modal mode
- sourcerer-theme: A version of sourcerer by xero
While playing with the stack of flannel wipes, A- accidentally discovered how to play peek-a-boo by holding up a piece of cloth. It turns out that baby arms are adorably stubby and just right for holding up cloth to baby faces. Huh. How about that? Naturally, we encouraged this cuteness with lots of enthusiasm. A- has also taken to offering us some of her food by holding it up in the general direction of our mouths, and looking at us. At least I think that’s what she’s doing, since she seems to wait for us to mouth whatever it is she’s holding. Sometimes she does the same gesture without any food in her hand. I’m not quite sure what to make of that, but I smile at her anyway. She was very amused by gravity demonstrations. Dropping objects in front of her often elicited laughs, and she looked at both the starting positions and ending positions.
I’ve been doing pretty well with the reintegration of the ukulele into our daily routines. I had put it aside for a while because I was concerned about aggravating de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, but the movements for chords and finger-picking don’t seem to mess with that part of my wrist. Ukulele time is turning out to be quite multipurpose. It exposes her to music, motivates gross motor control as she crawls toward me, lets her experiment with fine motor control as she tries to strum the strings, and familiarizes her with nursery rhymes. For my part, it’s a good exercise for concentration, memory, and dexterity. I’ve made a list of songs to study, which should help structure the time a bit better.
Her weight gain has slowed down a lot, although it’s still within the normal range. 6.844 kg at 7 months (almost 8), so she’s still under the 15th percentile curve. We haven’t really changed anything about our feeding (aside from possibly having more social occasions away from our own kitchen table) and she’s active and looks well-nourished, so this might just be her catch-up weight gain tapering off. I’ll let the pediatrician know, and I’ll take her for another weight check in two weeks.
Lots of social things this week. We checked out the High Park Nature Centre, which might be an interesting resource for nature education and group activities. I’m not sure A- will get much out of the programs at this stage, but maybe when she’s toddling about curiously. We celebrated Thanksgiving and M-‘s birthday with W-‘s family. A- actually let a few people hold her, although she was still intimidated by W-‘s parents. W- packed a pretty bento of tamagoyaki, broccoli, carrots, raspberries, and yogurt, which A- enjoyed in addition to whatever she could steal off my plate. Morgan and Cathy gave us books and tips. Yay! A couple of my friends were dealing with a family emergency, so I spent some time with them to help with their baby and sort out food. We got them pizza, and then we made chicken noodle soup. Home-cooked food is my sanity-restoring go-to.
A few of the parents at Friday’s baby time session at the library told me about a Junction parents’ meetup at a nearby bar, so I joined them for lunch. I also checked out the Toronto Association of Parent Educators’ get-together on Tuesday at Wallace Emerson. It got me thinking about what I’m looking for in terms of socialization, and how I can go about cultivating those friendships. I like being able to see familiar faces at these parent-and-baby events. It makes conversations easier, and I pick up ideas and tips I might not have thought of looking for. I also like how Jen and Ewan and I can share resources and experiences. The landscape will probably change once we get to A-‘s second year, since most parents will be back at work and A- will be ready for more activities. We’ll see how things work out.
I made good progress on my consulting project, but I’m now stymied by something I can’t fiddle with myself. I’ve asked the other technical folks for help, since I don’t have the access or experience to do that part efficiently. In the meantime, I can work on front-end error handling, and then I can look around for other interesting things to work on.
Cold nights mean wrapping up our garden for the year, and baking season has definitely started. We’ve been trying out different socks and jackets for A-, and I plan to make her leg warmers too. We’ve been making steady progress through the box of vegetables I received as part of the nutrition workshop follow-up program. I made a plum tart and brought it to Thanksgiving dinner, baked one of the squashes, peeled and cut all the potatoes, boiled half of the beets, and munched my way through most of the apples. W- turned all the kale into a warm salad. There’s still a little lettuce left, half of the beets, two tomatoes, and two cucumbers. We’re doing much better at this random-box-of-vegetables thing than I did when I was in grad school or when we signed up for a community-supported agriculture program a few years ago. Yay experience!
- 2016-10-09a Week ending 2016-10-08 #weekly #journal #review.jpg
- 2016-10-08c Saturday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-09d Sunday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-10a Monday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-11a Tuesday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-12a Wednesday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-13a Thursday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-14a Friday #daily #journal.jpg
- 2016-10-08b Activities and our values #activities #early-learning #parenting #values #decision.jpg
- 2016-10-09b How would I like to tweak my days #parenting #energy #kaizen.jpg
- 2016-10-11b Reflecting on activities so far #parenting #activities #reflection #review.jpg
- 2016-10-13c What do I want re A-‘s learning #parenting #early-learning.jpg
- 2016-10-13d Imagining early learning #parenting #early-learning.jpg
- 2016-10-14b What do I want in terms of parent socializing #connecting #parenting.jpg
- 2016-10-09c Vegetable box #cooking #vegetables #csa.jpg
Focus areas and time review
- Business (1.6h – 0%)
- Earn (1.6h – 99% of Business)
- Build (0.0h – 0% of Business)
- Connect (0.0h – 0% of Business)
- Relationships (17.6h – 10%)
- ☑ Set up savings account for A-
- ☑ Message Jen and Chris about blocks
- Discretionary – Productive (4.6h – 2%)
- Drawing (3.2h)
- Emacs (0.7h)
- Coding (0.0h)
- Sewing (0.2h)
- Writing (0.0h)
- Discretionary – Play (2.3h – 1%)
- Personal routines (21.1h – 12%)
- Unpaid work (65.2h – 38%)
- Childcare (55.2h – 32% of total)
- Sleep (55.6h – 33% – average of 7.9 per day)