A slippery fire escape

Notes on week 871

With these weeknotes I track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on. They’re public so you can keep me in check.

For the first time in a while, last week was normal. I made progress on the projects that mattered, goofed around with projects that didn’t matter but felt good, and met up with old friends. I probably should’ve sat down to write fiction more, but hey, I already said things were back to normal.

On the Geometry Girl front, I got the first iOS build from Codeglue installed on my phone and tablet. There’s still a lot to do, but it runs, and that’s exciting. With Saskia I worked on the app’s screens, central symbol, background patterns and colors, mainly digging into the app’s various views, which solved a bunch of problems. I also created a pitchdeck for Renew the Book, so they can hopefully weigh the project’s chances somewhat before I commit to applying.

On Wednesday I visited Niels Bakker at the Dutch Reading Foundation, in the same old school building that houses the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Niels was enthusiastic about Geometry Girl and what’s beyond, and helped me frame my activities in a useful way. Seems like we’ll be testing the app together later on. To make things more thrilling, our meeting was cut off by a fire alarm test, after which we had to leave the property via a slippery fire escape.

What else? I…

Average step count per day: 8.937
Average staircase count per day: 19
Average sleep per night: 6:53
Average weight: 89,0 kg