Monthly report: January 2021

New year, same old format

I had high hopes for a little tinkering here and there, mostly under the hood, but not much happened. That was mostly the result of a gross oversight in the paid work department, where the lovely extended holiday season ended with a realisation that I had screwed myself royally. Clawed my way back to sanity, but almost everything else got left behind.

Still healthy, but no sign yet of a call from The Great Vaccinator.

Highlights of the month:

  • Returned to Day One, and after an extended argy-bargy, managed to import all old entries from everywhere. Very preferable.
  • Built a Shortcut to replace one of my previous journalling functions, and it works.
  • Read Corduroy, a glorious memoir of English farming life in the 1920s.
  • Struggled to find a way to prepare chestnuts. Hope I don't forget before next season.
  • Reinserted myself into the Italian health system.
  • Homemade ravioli, just because.
  • Had a great phone call with a very dear friend.
  • Bird feeder bought for Christmas is a massive hit, although they are eating me bankrupt.
  • Finding time to learn some more fundamentals about coding. A Python course from MIT, no less.


Failed to close all three rings on one day. Having processed my feelings about this, it deserves a longer blog post.


  • Walking with sticks: 0
  • Reading: 15
  • Steps (avge): 10,417
  • Podcasts: 40 (33 of them logged)
  • In bed/asleep 8:30/7:46
  • 7 Minutes: 13 days; alternating 2 cycles moderate and 3 cycles easy.
  • Weight (avge): 86.3


  • Walking with sticks: 0
  • Reading: 17
  • Steps (avge): 10,920
  • Podcasts: 51 (46 of them logged)
  • In bed/asleep 8:40/7:53
  • 7 Minutes: 12 days; alternating 2 cycles moderate and 3 cycles easy.
  • Weight (avge): 85.8


Lovely break, ghastly return.

Hours logged per month

Percent of logged hours: 2021

Previous years are on an archive page.


Two whole new posts, and no old ones.


Discipline must improve!

Final remarks

See above.

Here's the table

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Month Total Daily Admin % ETP % Other %
2021-01 168.5 5.62 43 17 40

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