Weeknotes 2023 W04:
Feedback week

Week of January 23 to 29, 2023
What are these? These week­notes are a reflection on the past week. I write about anything from hobby projects and work to creativity and mental health. I publish my week­notes every Sunday morning. Consider subscribing via email or using the web feed!

A relaxed week with not too much happening. I’m guessing these week­notes will be shorter than usual.

They’ll also be shorter because I’ve got the feeling that my RSI problems are returning. That means I should avoid using my keyboard for a while.

At work, the feedback from last week’s reviews came in (see Week­notes 2023 W03: Review week), and the feedback for me is positive! That is what I expected, and I am satisfied.

One of the pieces of feedback is that I never show up in the office — something the HR department has complained about. This is despite being clear from the beginning (starting with the job interview) that I would be working remotely. In any case, I’m getting my contract amended so that it makes the remote-working aspect explicit.

My social life seems to be picking up. I’ve had a handful of people over at my place in the last few weeks, and that felt good. I like hosting people — and it’s not something I’ve really done much of before. (The pandemic is to blame, in large part.)

It’s nice to text a few friends “my house is open, so feel free to drop by on Saturday” and have things just happen.

I’ve been doing a tiny bit of maintenance work on Nanoc (see the list of recent commits) but haven’t gotten around to the open issues yet.

Nanoc’s tests on GitHub often fail with a segfault. It has been happening for a long time, but I’m quite lost as to why that happens. On my local development machine, Nanoc never segfaults.

I’ve made more attempts at continuing the writing efforts for my short stories, with not too much luck. I think I hold myself to too-high standards.

Another problem is that writing short stories takes a good chunk of time, and I’m having trouble allocating that time. I always feel that there are more important things to do.

I’ve started writing two articles:



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