Should I be beating myself up because we're more than halfway to the end of November? I don't think so. October was a good month, but not standout good. Maybe if it had been I would have written it up more rapidly. The high spot was definitely IndieWeb Camp in Nürnberg, and I did write that up reasonably quickly. No need to repeat here.

One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to a maker of traditional Nürnberger Lebkuchen that Joschi Kuphal organised for me. It will be on Eat This Podcast in due course, early in December, and I found it absolutely fascinating. Of course, I couldn't have done it without Joschi, and it was nice to able to share some lebkuchen with the people at IndieWeb Camp.

IWC Nurnberg participants

Our Daily Bread

Still waiting to hear from Unbound whether they want to publish the book. Last month I said:

My hope is to submit before the end of the coming week. I reacquainted myself with Scrivener to get going on this.

That was on 6 October. I made it with time to spare, on 15 October, so it has now been more than a month. Patience is hard, but if baking bread teaches anything, it is patience.

Exist.io

Steps is still trending up, although a little more gently. Sixty-day rolling average on 28 October was 10,499 (spurious precision alert). Average time asleep also took a little jump towards the end of the month: 08:00.

Not getting any hugely interesting correlations out of the app, but that's probably because I track such boring things. I have very little confidence in correlations between apects of the weather and anything I do, except possibly at the extremes. "You get more likes on Instagram when the night is cooler." M'kay.

Work

Logged 100 hours for the month and worked on 23 of the 31 days. There were a couple of paid projects in there, which is nice. I haven't found a way to account for time making or delivering bread, and I don't actually think I need to.

Month Total Daily Admin % ETP % Other %
10 100 4.2 41 34 25
09 131 6.5 45 23 32
08 185 8.0 14 85 1
07 68 5.25 25 63 12
06 96 5.75 34 9 57
05 151 6.0 36 20 44
04 159 7.5 29 29 40
03 152 7.0 20 10 70

I've been reading up a bit about ways to display Edward Tufte styled sparklines for various activities, and it strikes me this could be a good starting point. But no firm goal yet.

Goals

Six posts on this website, although two of those are sort of also old posts; a couple more than my admittedly low goal. Recorded Reading on 16 days. That's OK; it means reading a book, not the computer, for at least 30 minutes.

Niggles

Automate sharing from reading.am to Known. This is ready to go, just needs a cron job. However, the entire Read later, bookmark and annotate workflow needs dissection and implementation. None of this really happened, but now that Known is accepting text in Bookmarks, it may be time.

Improve display of geographical information here would also be good, although I have been very bad at finding good stretches of time to get back into code.

Final remarks

Life is good. I rate my mood as a 4 almost every day, with an occasional 5 and an even less frequent 3. Strictly speaking, this next should be in November's write-up, but I was amused to see that a single 3, the result of a disastrous day pretending to know what I am doing in git, prompted a dire summary from Exist.

This week wasn't as good. 3.9 average mood last 7 days, 4 the prior week

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