2016-12-04

This Week

  • Advance on Khan Academy
    • I am frustrated by a lack of time. This will change soon, but I have set up a forked strategy for the coming year. Either my work contract will be settled, and I will continue working at Tech 2U, go to Sierra and worry about this later, or I will use my new days off to go to ARC where my assessments render this step un-necessary. Either way, I am removing this goal.
  • Stay up on Medium
    • I have done a great job of staying up on Medium every day, and contributing regularly. I will expand this goal to include contributing regularly.
  • Advance on HackerRank
    • I have not had time for this, but with my coming transition, I will hope to make more time to advance here.
  • Read Hacker News
    • I still read this almost every day. I will pin it to chrome to keep it fresh in my mind.
  • Read Indie Hackers
    • I have stayed up on this as well as SE Daily. I am feeling inspired and continuing to absorb.
  • Earn $100 with Lyft
    • I have far surpassed this goal. I think one or two nights a week is realistically more than enough to accomplish this.
  • Earn $100 with Uber
    • I have far surpassed this goal. I think one or two nights a week is realistically more than enough to accomplish this.
  • Earn $200 with Upwork
    • I have not yet completed this. I will make a calendar entry to try to get this done this week.
  • Eat Less, Eat Better, Drink More Water
    • I think I have more or less done well here. I certainly have room to grow, and I ordered more soylent to that end as well as doing better grocery shopping.
  • Play Chess
    • I have not played chess in weeks. I am setting a firm goal to play a game this wednesday.
  • Learn a new skill
    • This has fallen by the wayside. I will hopefully have time this week.
  • Try a new hobby
    • This has fallen by the wayside. I will hopefully have time this week.
  • Yoga
    • I have done some yoga, and I am scheduled to do more this wednesday night.
  • Kayaking
    • It has been cold. I have been looking at a new hard-bottom kayak that would make this easier.
  • Watch a documentary
    • I really want to watch Adam Curtis’ new one. I will create a calendar entry for this week.
  • Blog post about each major area of focus. Enumerate learning and accomplishments, direction, and upcoming goals.
    • Investment
    • Book Reviews
    • Machine Learning
    • Development

This Month

  • Earn enough with ridesharing to pay tuition
    • Done, removing
  • More Amateur Radio
    • I have not made time for this, but I still would really like to.
  • Volunteer
    • Stand Up Placer

This Year

  • Complete Undergrad
  • Learn More Programming Languages
    • C++
    • C#
    • Node
    • Python
  • Start a profitable new business
    • Food Carts(?)
    • Local NPO/NGO Fundraising(?)
  • More Sailing
  • Build a tiny home
  • Maintain a buffer of six months of resources
  • Use machine learning to solve a problem
  • Use machine learning to make money
  • Land Sailing
  • Learn Achery
  • Learn to shoot
  • Learn to Fly
  • Learn The Constellations

Business Goals

  • Sell Food Again
  • Grow Food
  • Maximize independence
  • Start DJing again
    • Podcast
    • Weekly gigs
  • Start a monthly podcast about doing good
  • Set up ancestry websites for people
  • expand my aggregation tool to enable users to sign up and save their preferences, etc
  • Build out Todo tool with features like past-due and editing existing entries
  • Create an organization which throws events to raise funds for worthy causes

2016-11-12

  • Advance on Khan Academy
    • This has proven difficult to find time for, but I have blocked off the bulk of my free time this week to devote to making some real progress here. Time is getting short!
  • Stay up on Medium
    • I have really done a lot here. This has become my go-to instead of reddit and facebook. I find myself marking a lot of things to come back and re-read. Medium has become a huge part of my regular learning and growing.
  • Advance on HackerRank
    • I haven’t made time for this. I have been too busy lately and I probaly will be for some time, but it is still something important that will become more important once I complete my Khan Academy work.
  • Read Hacker News
    • Still read this almost every day.
  • Read Indie Hackers
    • This has been a great resource for inspiration and drive with my work.
  • Earn $100 with Lyft
  • Earn $100 with Uber
  • Earn $200 with Upwork
    • I haven’t made time for this, and it’s not clear at this point if I will have time or the need to. Depends how the negotiations with work go.
  • Eat Less, Eat Better, Drink More Water
    • I feel like I have accomplished a lot here.
  • Play Chess
    • I haven’t played since with Ben, but I moved my regularly scheduled time to wednesdays after work and before yoga, so I think this will be easier to get done moving forward.
  • Learn a new skill
    • I haven’t learned any new skills this week :[ Will block off some time this week for that.
  • Try a new hobby
    • See previous
  • Yoga
    • I have made great progress here, returning to a weekly commitment to yoga. I want to make it more frequent but time is short these days.
  • Kayaking
    • I haven’t been kayaking for months. Hopefully I will find time for this in the coming weeks, but I really need to get a hard kayak before that because mine has a leak =/
  • Watch a documentary
    • I cant remember the last time I watched a documentary :[ will create a weekly event to remind myself.
  • Blog post about each major area of focus. Enumerate learning and accomplishments, direction, and upcoming goals.
    • Investment
    • Book Reviews
    • Machine Learning
    • Development
  • Get ubuntu running on Droid 4
    • I started this, but it seems not to be quite on the same scale as the rest of these issues.
  • Take a discovery flight
    • This has gone to the back burner but assuming everything with work turns out how I want, this will likely happen soon.
  • Sail
    • It has gotten a little chilly, but I’d still like to try to stay in the habit when there is time. Hopefully in the next few weeks if things slow down.
  • More Amateur Radio
    • I have been engaging with content around this topic but have not actually done any radio since burning man. It has gone to the back burner with the chaos around work and school.
  • More Scuba
    • I would love to do scuba but this will need to wait until it is warmer.
  • Practice Languages
    • German
    • Japanese
    • French
    • Spanish
    • ASL
  • Volunteer
    • Stand Up Placer
  • Complete Undergrad
    • I need to finish Khan work this week before I can take the next step here.
  • Learn More Programming Languages
    • C++
    • Node
    • Python
  • Start a profitable new business
    • Food Carts(?)
    • Local NPO/NGO Fundraising(?)
    • Rent out spare cpu/gpu cycles as compute
  • Build a tiny home
    • I have spent a lot of time thinking and talking about this. I think it will depend a lot on how work turns out, and whether we end up moving somewhere with extra space.
  • Maintain a buffer of six months of resources
  • Use machine learning to solve a problem
  • Use machine learning to make money
  • Land Sailing
  • Learn Achery
  • Learn to shoot
  • Learn to Fly
  • Learn The Constellations
  • Sell Food Again
  • Grow Food
    • I got some sweet new grow lights.
  • Maximize independence
  • Set up ancestry websites for people
  • expand my aggregation tool to enable users to sign up and save their preferences, etc
  • Build out Todo tool with features like past-due and editing existing entries

2016-08-21


This Week

  • Advance on HackerRank: I haven’t made time for this. I am not sure I still feel it is an important goal. I will move it down to a lower priority.
  • Eat Less, Eat Better, Drink More Water: I feel I have made great progress here.
  • Stay up on stock and financial news: this is also becoming a lower priority. I will remove it.
  • Yoga and Kayaking: yoga has still not bee a priority but I will try to make it happen in the coming weeks, and try to set it up as a real habit at least once a week. Kayaking has sort of given way to sailing, though it is less physically active. I need to make time for both.
  • Watch a documentary I have wathced lots of ted talks and documentaries lately 😀
  • Learn
    • Theban: I have practiced transliterating several stanzas from vafthrudnismal. It has been a challege.
    • Enochian
  • Get rid of all the stuff ive been trying to sell
    • Ford Escape: this blew up in such a way as to become zachary’s problem. I have promised him a percentage and he is working on selling it.
  • Blog post about each major area of focus. Enumerate learning and accomplishments, direction, and upcoming goals.
    • Investment
    • Book Reviews
    • Machine Learning
    • Enterprise Development

This Month

  • Take a discovery flight: This goal gave way to burning man but it is still in the budget once i recover financially.
  • Play more Chess
  • More Amateur Radio
  • More Scuba
  • Practice Languages
    • German
    • Japanese
    • French
    • Spanish
    • ASL
  • Try a new hobby

This Year

  • Double my gross monthly income from $2600 to $5200: I am currently at about 3600. With raises in the coming months, I am on track to accomplish the goal for my tech 2u income. I still need to develop the additional sources. added DJing as a potential source.
  • At least half of that new income should be from new sources: $1300/mo ($325/wk).
    • Lyft?
    • DJ CJ
  • Start a profitable new business
    • Food Carts(?)
    • Local NPO/NGO Fundraising(?)
  • Land Sailing
  • Learn Achery
  • Learn to shoot
  • Learn The Constellations
  • Learn More Programming Languages
    • C++
    • Lisp(?)
    • Scheme(?)
  • Learn More Languages
    • Russian
    • Latin
  • Learn to Fly

2016-07-10

This Week

  • Advance on HackerRank I dont feel like I’ve made enough time for this. I moved it to the top of my bookmarks to remind myself to take more time for it.
  • Eat Less I feel like I have had success with this. I am eating less and working out more and my bodyfat percentage has gone down as a result.
  • Eat Better I am eating a lot more salads and a lot less carbs.
  • Drink More Water  I feel like I am doing well here, drinking at least a few liters of water per day.
  • Stay up on stock and financial news I am staying up to date on stock and financial news. This has facilitated more sucess with day trading.
  • Yoga I have not done any yoga since I came back to sac. I need to make this a bigger priority. I will try to attend at least one class this week.
  • Kayaking Kayaking has always been the easiest goal to succeed in. I love kayaking and I make it happen as much as I can.
  • Watch a documentary I couldn’t tell you the last time I sat down and watched a qhole documentary. I will create a calendar event to remind myself to do this this week.
  • Get rid of all the stuff ive been trying to sell I finally sold my old thinkpad! Now just the old car left in this list. It should be repaired in the next couple of days and then I can start working towards getting rid of it.
    • Ford Escape

This Month

  • Take a discovery flight This might have to wait until next month, but it’s going to happen!
  • Take sailing lessons Today, I will pay for this and then the classes take place in a couple weeks!
  • Play more Chess I haven’t made a chance for chess lately. I will put an event in my calendar to make this happen.
  • Get a new kayak This hasn’t been a priority as my old one was less damaged than I thought, and my new car would be hard to put a hard kayak on. I will cancel this goal.
  • More Amateur Radio I have started carrying it around with me but haven’t made a chance to use it. I will create a calendar entry this week to find a few stations to start listening to.
  • More Scuba I met someone who is certified! This is a less urgent goal but still one that I want to accomplish. I will try to find an opportunity for this.
  • Practice Languages
    • German
    • Japanese
    • French
    • Spanish
    • ASL
  • Try a new hobby I will make a calendar entry to do one of these this week.

This Year

  • BE quantitatively closer to a degree. I will sign up for sierra this week, marking this goal complete.
  • Double my gross monthly income from $2600 to $5200 I have made great progress. I am 30% of the way there.
  • At least half of that new income should be from new sources: $1300/mo ($325/wk).
    • Lyft? I am getting a new california driver’s license this week which will take care of the application for lyft.
  • Start a profitable new business
    • Food Carts(?)
    • Local NPO/NGO Fundraising(?)
  • Learn Achery
  • Learn to shoot
  • Learn The Constellations
  • Learn More Programming Languages
    • C++
    • Lisp(?)
    • Scheme(?)
  • Learn More Languages
    • Russian
    • Latin