this week (wk 9)

work

  • General
  • XHTML/CSS template conversion
  • CRM meeting with client
  • Hosting project planning
  • Transfer notes to TD
  • CRM
    • System:
  • Sales
    • compile charity list
    • Marketing/Intro letter to local .org.uk’s (in progress)
  • Install for customer
  • Configure e-mail marketing; send communications
  • Systems:
    • Update shared accounts to new limits
    • Update server software to latest stable
  • PHP
    • Admin panel tasks
    • test – scripting
    • release
  • Checkout/PSP testing
  • IE6 layout compatibility testing
  • [recurring] Organise
    • networking group:
    • training
    • social events
    • 1-2-1s
    • f/up referrals
    • changes to web site
    • arrange visitors
  • sales leads / prospects / meetings for next week
  • week in view
  • finances
  • life

    misc

    • Fix bike
    • Buy bike lock & lights
    • Order car tyres
    • Meal at friends
    • Birthday curry
    • Other birthday drinks

    last week (wk 8)

    work

    • General
    • compile charity list
    • mail merge & post out to charities
  • CRM
    • System:
  • Sales
    • Marketing/Intro letter to local .org.uk’s (in progress)
  • Install for customer
  • Configure e-mail marketing; send communications
  • Systems:
    • Update shared accounts to new limits
  • PHP
    • Admin panel tasks
    • test – scripting
    • release
  • Checkout testing
  • [recurring] Organise
    • networking group training
    • changes to web site
    • arrange visitors
    • sales leads / prospects / meetings for next week  

    life

    misc

    • Fix bike
    • Fix bed

    this week (wk 4)

    work

    • PHP admin panel tasks
    • scope
    • create / implement
    • test
    • release
  • [recurring] organise
    • networking group training
    • arrange visitors
    • sales leads / prospects / meetings for next week
  • the ongoing resolution of remaining issues on ccart 0.1 🙂
  • configure router
  • VS sales
  • outline test plan for ccart 0.2
  • life

    • shop for new trainers

    misc

    • complete migration of personal email
    • decide which tech books to get 🙂

    last week (wk 3)

    work

    • organise
    • networking group training
    • sales leads / prospects / meetings etc.
  • financial year end
    • archive digital & hard copies
    • start new file
  • configure Cisco router
  • implement PHPUnit / Zend Framework unit testing
  • the ongoing resolution of remaining issues on ccart 🙂
  • life

    • organise
    • documents
    • photos
  • reading plan
  • misc

    • complete migration of personal email (50% complete)


    this week (wk 3)

    work

    • organise
      • networking group training
      • sales leads / prospects / meetings etc.
    • financial year end
      • archive digital & hard copies
      • start new file
    • configure Cisco router
    • implement PHPUnit / Zend Framework unit testing
    • the ongoing resolution of remaining issues on ccart 🙂

    life

    • organise
      • documents
      • photos
    • reading plan

    misc

    • complete migration of personal email

    last week (wk 2)


    work

    • organise
      • browser bookmarks
      • documents
    • financial year-end
      • archive digital & hard copies
      • start new file
    • business cash flow planning
    • configure Cisco router
    • resolve remaining issues on ccart

    life

    • organise
      • documents
    • reading plan
    • go out, eat curry

    misc

    • complete migration of personal email

    this week (wk 2)

    work

    • organise
      • browser bookmarks
      • documents
    • financial year-end
      • archive digital & hard copies
      • start new file
    • business cash flow planning
    • configure Cisco router
    • resolve remaining issues on ccart

    life

    • organise
      • documents
    • reading plan
    • go out, eat curry

    misc

    • complete migration of personal email

    last week (wk 1)

    work

    • bin the old chair 🙂
    • organise
      • customer appointments / projects
      • browser bookmarks
      • documents
    • financial year-end
      • archive digital & hard copies
      • start new file
    • business cash flow planning
    • configure Cisco router
    • visit dc to perform maintenance
    • resolve remaining issues on ccart

    life

    • organise
      • mp3s
      • documents
    • reading plan
    • get busted ankle checked out
    • schedule food/fit

    misc

    • complete migration of personal email

    In the fast lane for the past fortnight, hence no preview/review last week.

    Last week 

    Work

    • [x] Layout work for customer project
    • [ ] Kexi – liaise on mailing list re testing issues
    • [-] CMS development
      • [X] Feature-freeze spec
      • [-] Roadmap & assign target dates
      • [ ] Soft launch on test web site
    • [X] Create new web forms
    • [X] Further company web site changes
    • [-] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project
    • [ ] PSP account – set up and integrate
    • [ ] Update networking calendar & set new contacts targets

    Life

    • [ ] Continue documentation effort for F/LOSS project
    • [-] 2 swims – 1 mile each
    • [X] Kung Fu
    • [X] Cook something “new”!
    • [X] Address issues with service providers
    • [X] Blood service – re-arrange donation

    Misc

    • [-] Uphold commitments @ old residence – see through to completion
    • [X] Sign up to new charitable cause

    This week

    Work

    • [ ] Update CRM database with new data/purge old
    • [ ] Layout fixes for customer web site
    • [ ] Modify company site (content/volume/images)
    • [ ] Price review
    • [ ] Review marketing and sketch out action plan
    • [ ] Draft templates for sales process
    • [ ] Add help documentation for new web-based calendar tool
    • [ ] Hosting set-up
    • [ ] Prepare for new project (TBC)
    • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project
    • [ ] Housekeeping

    Life

    • [ ] Continue documentation effort for F/LOSS project
    • [ ] Kung Fu
    • [ ] Swimming x 2
    • [ ] Finish sci-fi book
    • [ ] Continue Personal Development

    Misc

    • [-] Uphold commitments @ old residence – see through to completion
    • [ ] Cook something I’ve never cooked before (excludes dog, cat, rat, etc)
    • [ ] Check out lenses for the DSLR

    An absolutely fantastic weekend really gives you renewed strength for the week ahead.  This is a busy week outside of work, though, so a refined set of objectives is the order of the day.

    Work

    • [ ] Layout work for customer project
    • [ ] Kexi – liaise on mailing list re testing issues
    • [ ] CMS development
      • [ ] Feature-freeze spec
      • [ ] Roadmap & assign target dates
      • [ ] Soft launch on test web site
    • [ ] Create new web forms
    • [ ] Further company web site changes
    • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project
    • [ ] PSP account – set up and integrate
    • [ ] Update networking calendar & set new contacts targets

    Life

    • [ ] Continue documentation effort for F/LOSS project
    • [ ] 2 swims – 1 mile each
    • [ ] Kung Fu
    • [ ] Cook something “new”!
    • [-] Address issues with service providers
    • [ ] Blood service – re-arrange donation

    Misc

    • [ ] Uphold commitments @ old residence – see through to completion
    • [ ] Sign up to new charitable cause

    “Hindsight is a beautiful thing”, I was recently reminded.  With hindsight, last week wasn’t the super-catch-up exercise I’d hoped.  But, instead, it was a good week for new ideas (all captured, naturally).

    Last week:

    Get back on track!

    Work

    • [-] WAITING: SEO customer project
    • [X] Database update customer project. Rebuild Kexi from source and test after a fix from lead developer
    • [-] WAITING: PHP calendar development for customer
    • [-] Visual design/template revision work for customer
    • [ ] Get list together of targets for Project “L” and plan launch
    • [-] Create additional web forms to service other business areas
    • [ ] Minor company homepage change
    • [-] Review structure of site and content; trim.
    • [-] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.

    Life

    • [X] Tax return
    • [-] Siu Lim Tao / stretching
    • [ ] Pick up files for F/LOSS project and start documenting…
    • [ ] 2 swims, 1 mile each
    • [X] Some personal correspondance/organisation to be achieved.
    • [XX] Social life 🙂
    • [X] Looking forward to meal with family friends this weekend

    Misc

    Would like to see more:

    This week:

    Get real! 🙂

    Work

    • [ ] Approve new service Ts & Cs
    • [ ] Kexi – liaise on mailing list re testing issues…
    • [ ] Small updates to client web site
    • [ ] Database updates to client site
    • [ ] Layout work for high priority customer project (linked with CMS dev)
    • [ ] CMS development
      • [ ] Feature-freeze spec
      • [ ] Roadmap & assign target dates
      • [ ] Soft launch on test web site
    • [-] Complete additional web forms to service other business areas (really!)
    • [ ] Business web site changes – higher priority
    • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.
    • [ ] Networking event
    • [ ] Clarify new sales process
    • [ ] Re-evaluate financial goals for August/September and prioritise accordingly.Unplanned extras
    • Resolved a situation with web hosting accounts unable to access email.
    • Revised UML Use Cases and put into action for sales process revision.

    Life

    • [ ] Pick up files from a cool F/LOSS project and start documenting…
    • [ ] 2 swims – 1 mile each
    • [ ] Cook something “new”!
    • [ ] Social life: this week, it’s on Thursday! 🙂
    • [ ] Address issues with service providers
    • [ ] Finish the book Getting Things Done
    • If time, use orgmode in more of a GTD-style method

    Misc

    My life doesn’t revolve around the television.  I don’t watch any terrestrial broadcasts.  I am especially uninterested in “prime”-time offerings (e.g. soaps). Ugh.  Instead…

    Bit late to say week commencing yesterday, but never mind! Last week continued the tradition, this summer at least, of unending hot, sticky days.  Regardless, it was a good week for many reasons, though perhaps not the best in history 🙂

    Last week:

    Work

    • [-] SEO customer project
    • [-] Database update customer project. Test out Kexi
    • [-] PHP calendar development for customer
    • [X] Visual design/template revision work for customer
    • [ ] Get list together of targets for Project “L” and plan launch
    • [X] [Arrange to] visit datacenter for scheduled maintenance – the machines, not me 🙂
    • [ ] Create additional web forms to service other business areas
    • [ ] Minor company homepage change
    • [ ] Review structure of site and content; trim.
    • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.

    I have continued to make more progress on project “W”, such that it’s starting to take on momentum of its own.  With luck, August will see it come to fruition.

    Life

    • [ ] Tax return
    • [ ] Siu Lim Tao / stretching
    • [ ] Properly start my involvement in an open source project
    • [X] 2 swims, 1 mile each
    • [ ] One more form/session of exercise (run? weights?)
    • [X] Grocery shop
    • [X] Social life 🙂

    I took to playing with Android on my Samsung Omnia during the weekend.  Linux (the OS in general, not just the kernel) is so hackable it’s great.  Managed to work around a low memory condition issue.

    Misc

    Saw:

    This week:

    Get back on track!

    Work

    • [-] WAITING: SEO customer project
    • [ ] Database update customer project. Rebuild Kexi from source and test after a fix from lead developer
    • [ ] WAITING: PHP calendar development for customer
    • [ ] Visual design/template revision work for customer
    • [ ] Get list together of targets for Project “L” and plan launch
    • [ ] Create additional web forms to service other business areas
    • [ ] Minor company homepage change
    • [ ] Review structure of site and content; trim.
    • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.

    Life

    • [ ] Tax return
    • [ ] Siu Lim Tao / stretching
    • [ ] Pick up files for F/LOSS project and start documenting…
    • [ ] 2 swims, 1 mile each
    • [ ] Some personal correspondance/organisation to be achieved.
    • [ ] Social life 🙂
    • [ ] Looking forward to meal with family friends this weekend

    Misc

    Would like to see more:

      Last week was fantastic. Lots of stuff achieved, plus a few blockers along the way which have spilled over into this week and new challenges. To top off last week, a close friend of mine had a great birthday BBQ on Saturday and then became a father on Sunday. Congrats to them!

      Last week:

      Work

      • [X] Development work on 2 customer projects
      • [X] Stay in touch prospective clients/leads
      • [ ] Get list together of targets for Project “L” and plan launch
      • [X] Review charity project costings: is there a more cost-effective approach?
      • [ ] [Arrange to] visit datacenter for scheduled maintenance – the machines, not me 🙂
      • [ ] Create additional web forms to service other business areas
      • [ ] Minor company homepage change
      • [ ] Review structure of site and content; trim.
      • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.
      • [X] Complete new cashflow tool.

      ** DONE Investigate why CentOS box is looking for dpkg (Debian packager) in cron job
      ** DONE Revise Project “W” PDF
      ** WAITING Put project “W” site online?

      Life

      • [ ] Tax return
      • [-] Practice Siu Lim Tao and stretching
      • [X] Clean house
      • [X] Try to get a bit of Family Guy in

      ** DONE Clean car

      Misc

      • [X] Decide on Slovakia trip
      • [X] Learn GnuCash
      • [X] A few more CDs to add to the collection

      This Week

      Work

      • [ ] SEO customer project
      • [ ] Database update customer project. Test out Kexi
      • [ ] PHP calendar development for customer
      • [ ] Visual design/template revision work for customer
      • [ ] Get list together of targets for Project “L” and plan launch
      • [ ] [Arrange to] visit datacenter for scheduled maintenance – the machines, not me 🙂
      • [ ] Create additional web forms to service other business areas
      • [ ] Minor company homepage change
      • [ ] Review structure of site and content; trim.
      • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.

      An unscheduled but important piece of work is also project “W”. I have made significant progress on this over the weekend and need to keep the pace up!

      Life

      • [ ] Tax return
      • [ ] Siu Lim Tao / stretching
      • [ ] Properly start my involvement in an open source project
      • [ ] 2 swims, 1 mile each
      • [ ] One more form/session of exercise (run? weights?)
      • [ ] Grocery shop
      • [ ] Social life 🙂

      Misc

      Would like to see more:

      Didn’t note in enough detail the unplanned tasks that I had to tackle last week. Am planning this week to note down the things which sidetrack me from the main goals.

      Last week:

      Work

      • [X] Support major customer project
      • [-] Development work on 2 other projects
      • [-] Stay in touch prospective clients/leads
      • [-] Kick off charity project
      • [-] Expedite tasks that are currently “WAITING”
      • [X] Clean up customer/supplier records on CRM tool
      • [-] Set up virtual machines
      • [ ] Create additional web forms to service other business areas

      Life

      • [ ] Tax return
      • [-] Practice Siu Lim Tao and stretching
      • [X] Clean house

      Misc

      • [X] Finish FLAC’ing CD collection
      • [-] Learn GnuCash

      This Week

      Work

      • [-] Development work on 2 customer projects
      • [-] Stay in touch prospective clients/leads
      • [ ] Get list together of targets for Project “L” and plan launch
      • [ ] Review charity project costings: is there a more cost-effective approach?
      • [ ] [Arrange to] visit datacenter for scheduled maintenance – the machines, not me 🙂
      • [ ] Create additional web forms to service other business areas
      • [ ] Minor company homepage change
      • [ ] Review structure of site and content; trim.
      • [ ] Complete SVN/Bugzilla integration project.
      • [ ] Complete new cashflow tool.

      Life

      • [ ] Tax return
      • [-] Practice Siu Lim Tao and stretching
      • [ ] Clean house
      • [ ] Try to get a bit of Family Guy in

      Misc

      • [ ] Decide on Slovakia trip
      • [-] Learn GnuCash
      • [-] A few more CDs to add to the collection