A todo list for another quarter

2024 Q2 todo list

Time again – the seasons cycle and I go to Japan again.

I don’t actually have much in the way of goals for this trip. It’s just like there’s pressure that builds up when I’m at home, as I get frustrated with my slow progress on various projects, with the days, weeks, months blurring past, practically unremarked. I don’t really think I’m more productive in Japan, but the novelty makes everything more memorable. The days have more salience, and so in that sense, I feel better. More present, even if not more accomplished.

(I worry about getting bored in Japan too, but honestly I don’t see it happening for a very long time. Yes, people get used to things easily, but it’s so different, and the day-to-day surprises are so intense. Plus I still can’t live there full-time, so my opportunity to get bored is limited.)

Anyway, time again to make plans and think about accomplishing things. I didn’t do terribly well on my last list, but I did. . . about as well as expected, really. I’ll copy some items over and ignore some others.

Attain a decent level of app-development skill

I’ve been doing a fair amount of work to learn Flutter, and I should aim to get that to a point where it’s actually useful. This is probably the item that I have the most accountability on, so I rate my odds as pretty good.

Misskey install

I know, I haven’t, but the need for a microblogging service hasn’t gone away. I should just get started. I did draw an emblematic image, which I genuinely like.

Website stuff

Super close now – although if anything, it seems like I want more stuff, and thus push it farther out. But the basic acceptance criteria haven’t changed, and I might have actually hit them already. I just need to make sure, and focus on them if necessary. And maybe come up with a posting schedule.

TLMC script stuff

Also hasn’t changed – although the cover art tool is basically done. I don’t think I copied all of my upstream tool patches to my laptop, so producing a unified version might not be feasible. (On the other hand, I could revamp the cuefile handling. I’m not even sure what bug I was trying to work around, so maybe this is the right frame of mind to ask whether it actually needs to be addressed.)

Buy Freiren manga

It’s not much of an acheivement, but it’s definitely on the todo list. Turns out I really like the series, and there are definitely bits I want to turn into flashcards.

The stuff from last time is still live, but I’m not planning to focus on it. Although if Fedora hasn’t gotten its act together with regard to mnemosyne, I probably will try to get my package uploaded. (I really don’t know – haven’t checked. Someone else may have solved all the problems with the package, and they probably did it more elegantly. EDIT: they did not, no progress has been made.)