What will you achieve in November?
Next, I would like to work on my relationship with my girlfriend, there has been a lot of tension lately, mostly due to the way I've been acting and I feel as if I owe it to my girlfriend to try and improve the person I am, there is no point in saying "it's all her fault" - I know I'm in the wrong and I need to do something to change that.
After that, I want to put aside some personal me time, I've been overloading on work recently and haven't really had time for fun. I don't remember the last time I went out with friends or even spent a day with one and that's quite a sad thing.
Next I want to save up some money to fly to Spain to see my newborn baby niece. When she was born she had internal bleeding and a myriad of other health issues, we didn't think she would make it, but she proved to be strong and my sister just took her home last week. Plus, I haven't seen my family for 7 months now and as lame as it is to say this, I miss my mum.
Outside of that, putting more time aside for personal projects would be nice but at the moment it isn't a priority for me, just one of those "it would be good to have this" things.
Near where I live, a waste collection center sends grass cuttings to a cattle feedstock blending plant, that a business partner of mine has an interest in. The concern is literally needles (syringe type). Currently a conveyor belt running over a magnetic drum is used to remove ferrous materials, but the magnetic field strength is insufficient. The idea is to place powerful rare earth magnets in a grid through which the cuttings would drop, hopefully improving the removal rate.
So we are looking for needles in a future haystack!
To finally give up smoking, which has been a defining struggle in Oct.
To stick with the 5:2 diet.
To do something cool and actually finish it.
I chose the 5:2 since I'm interested in trying intermittent fasting in general but thought alternate-day would be harder to stick to. The plan is to transition to ADF eventually. There was a BBC documentary that shown the benefits, including more controlled IGF-1 and compared them to a group of people who completely like IGF. The people in this group are only around 4ft tall yet have a immunity cancer and a whole host of other diseases.
Another motivation is that my boss has been doing ADF for the past 3 - 4 weeks. He reported a 4in drop in his waist line and felt fantastic overall. He mentioned the story that motivated him to try too. A friend of his followed ADF and within 6 weeks, he looked like a new person. He is also an MD so it makes me much less worried about trying it.
I will reduce clutter in my life, on my desk, and in my head.
I will learn more about App Store marketing so CloudPlay, my music app for Mac, can grow even faster.
The final miracle will be if I can get a shipping beta of CloudPlay for iOS ready by the end of the month. I have no idea; I haven't yet started and this will be my first iOS app.
I tried different approaches this year, so far nothing come out of it. One gig was discontinued as the owner decided to switch to a local developer. The other project took half a year now and still no further progress from the owner. Just attended an interview which didn't work out.
As someone already mentioned, have fun with my son. Am teaching him Scratch at the moment, hopefully can complete a simple game by end of November :-)
I must clarify that I'm beginning with Python mostly because I'm having trouble finding good programming lessons that use Ruby.
This is a comment from a fellow HN user that I use for reference in material https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4709336
Ruby on Rails,
https://class.coursera.org/saas/lecture/preview/index #coursera saas course with ruby on rails as medium
Challenges or puzzle
2. Decide about what my next side project will be (preferably something that can be a source of passive income). If possible begin working on it.
3. Learn Haskell.
4. Will try to include tabata in my exercise schedule.
5. Will spend a weekend helping someone else.
Would love to hear what people think of it!
Today is the first day in this schedule & time to go home. :)
Personally: I have a BJJ grappling competition at the start of December, so by using November to hammer out my game, I will be ready for this tournament.
This will be for all aspects of my life - work, social, health, etc.
Academically: Get all my undergraduate coursework complete on time.
Personally: Get everything (apart from the meal) paid off for our wedding in December.
Build a Letterpress solver.
Enjoy time with my dog.
Run outside with no goals or time limits, just to be.
Teach my first online course, and see how well that content and format works for future courses.
* complete the wedding preps before Nov 28
* give interviews and find a job
For the record it is called Padseeker - http://padseeker.com