Whoop-de-doo; Independence Day in the USA and, as one wag put it, “Enjoy! It may be your last”. I fear I have succumbed to a bit of doom and gloom this past month, what with entirely fatuous politics in so many places and continuing incontrovertible evidence that climate change probably is completely out of control now.

Highlights of the month:

  • Made a three-person episode to be proud of
  • Little week away near Siena
  • A couple of crazy bicycle rides
  • Thrills on the terrace; sunflowers and Plumeria cuttings leafing out
  • Taxes submitted
  • First visit to the lake of the year; almost alone
  • Enjoyable bagel brunch for my birthday
  • Symlinks are my new best friend


Made an effort to restart walking with sticks and enjoyed it. The trick is to get going early instead of lying in bed catching up on unimportant world events. Some nice, killer bicycle rides.


  • Walking with sticks: 3
  • Reading: 21
  • Steps (avge): 7418
  • Podcasts: 20 (All of them logged).
  • In bed/asleep 8:19/7:29
  • 7 Minutes: 2 days
  • Cycled: 7 days (XXX km; to be added back at desktop)
  • Weight (avge): 89.3
  • Naps:20


  • Walking with sticks: 0
  • Reading: 4
  • Steps (avge): 9454
  • Podcasts: 13 (All of them logged).
  • In bed/asleep 8:20/7:19
  • 7 Minutes: 4 days
  • Cycled: 7 days (211 km)
  • Weight (avge): 89.0
  • Naps: 9

Stuff Done

Short bouts of paid work interrupted other activities, though hardly noticeably. Took heed of last month’s discovery about being stalled when away and embraced sharing desktop and laptop projects much more tightly, to good effect.

Hours logged per month

Percent of logged hours

The graphs will have to wait until I am back at the desktop; synching everything up not 100% successful.

Previous years are still on an archive page.


Seven posts, which is a huge improvement on May, but nothing to shout about in the greater scheme of things. Good progress on redesigning ETP theme from scratch.


Global news has been distracting, with the result that I spend even longer reading stuff that isn’t global news and that isn’t all that useful or even entertaining. It’s a distraction from the distraction, and I could make better use of the time.

Final remarks

Not happy with the world.

Here’s the table

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Month Total Daily Admin % ETP % Writing % Other %
06 160.7 5.35 73 15 7 5
05 70.9 2.29 44 47 6 3
04 81.2 2.71 43 44 13 0
03 133.6 4.75 34 39 18 9
02 64.7 4.7 53 29 10 5
2024-01 56.75 4.0 65 21 11 3

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